The September issue of The Fifth Di… is here

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You can now download the September issue of The Fifth Di…  Go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/467806, and order today.

The Fifth Di… features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction. In this issue: Robert P. Hansen, Rik Hunik, J. L. Neves, and Fredrick Obermeyer.

The June issue of The Fifth Di…

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The June issue of The Fifth Di… is now available for download, and this issue is only $1.

The Fifth Di… features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. In this issue: Thomas Canfield, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Robert P. Hansen, and many more.

You can order it at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/441866

or if you want to order it for Kindle, you can order it at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KKUGGP8

The March 2014 issue of The Fifth Di… for free

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This is the final freebie!

March 18th: Today only, get the e-book version of the March 2014 issue of The Fifth Di… for free:

The Fifth Di… features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. In this issue: Henry Brasater, Wayne Carey, G.O. Clark, and many more.

To get your free e-book, go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/411191 and use coupon code KF52U at checkout.

 

The Fifth Di…

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RESPONSE TIMES

Our current response time is two months…there are no more reading periods for this zine…it was just too much work all at once for me. If you change your e-mail address, please let me know. There are always a few submissions that never get responses because the contributor changes their address.

FICTION

Fiction must be science fiction or fantasy, no horror, no exceptions. I’m looking for stories up to 7,500 words, although I will consider queries for longer stories. Payment will be $10 per story on publication, buying first rights. No reprints will be read, and I also won’t consider simultaneous submissions. Flash fiction is not likely to be successful with me unless it’s absolutely brilliant. I’m not a big flash fan, so please keep that in mind when submitting.

POETRY

For poetry, it’s the same thing. Poems must fall into the science fiction or fantasy genres. NO HORROR. Payment will be $5 per poem, on publication for first rights. Again, no reprints or simultaneous submissions. Longer poems have a better chance. Haiku and other short forms aren’t likely to get picked up here. That’s not to say it can’t happen…as evidenced by past issues, but they are a harder sell.

ART

We are not currently seeking artwork.

FORMATS

All submissions must be sent as attachments in rtf. Please do not send Word files. I will read submissions that are sent pasted into messages, but I’d prefer attachments. Every submission must contain the word “Submission” in its subjct line, or it will be flushed with all of the spam. I hate to start getting anal, but given the amount of Spam I have to sift through, it just makes my job easier, and a happy editor is always a good thing. Also, all submissions must follow standard ms guidelines…if you don’t know what that means, please find out. Your name, byline, and address MUST appear on the submission. All submissions MUST have page numbers. If you want something italicized, please italicize it in the submission. Also, please include a bio with your submission written in the third person.

FINAL NOTES

Don’t send work that is based in other people’s universes. All works must be original with no threat of copyright infringement. All submissions should be sent to thefifthdi at yahoo dot com.

The Fifth Di…

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RESPONSE TIMES

Our current response time is two months…there are no more reading periods for this zine…it was just too much work all at once for me. If you change your e-mail address, please let me know. There are always a few submissions that never get responses because the contributor changes their address.

FICTION

Fiction must be science fiction or fantasy, no horror, no exceptions. I’m looking for stories up to 7,500 words, although I will consider queries for longer stories. Payment will be $10 per story on publication, buying first rights. No reprints will be read, and I also won’t consider simultaneous submissions. Flash fiction is not likely to be successful with me unless it’s absolutely brilliant. I’m not a big flash fan, so please keep that in mind when submitting.

POETRY

For poetry, it’s the same thing. Poems must fall into the science fiction or fantasy genres. NO HORROR. Payment will be $5 per poem, on publication for first rights. Again, no reprints or simultaneous submissions. Longer poems have a better chance. Haiku and other short forms aren’t likely to get picked up here. That’s not to say it can’t happen…as evidenced by past issues, but they are a harder sell.

ART

We are not currently seeking artwork.

FORMATS

All submissions must be sent as attachments in rtf. Please do not send Word files. I will read submissions that are sent pasted into messages, but I’d prefer attachments. Every submission must contain the word “Submission” in its subjct line, or it will be flushed with all of the spam. I hate to start getting anal, but given the amount of Spam I have to sift through, it just makes my job easier, and a happy editor is always a good thing. Also, all submissions must follow standard ms guidelines…if you don’t know what that means, please find out. Your name, byline, and address MUST appear on the submission. All submissions MUST have page numbers. If you want something italicized, please italicize it in the submission. Also, please include a bio with your submission written in the third person.

FINAL NOTES

Don’t send work that is based in other people’s universes. All works must be original with no threat of copyright infringement. All submissions should be sent to thefifthdi at yahoo dot com.