We've been doing some behind-the-scenes technical work on the site, not much of which will be obvious to the general reader, but it's going to make maintaining, customizing, and developing the site much simpler and more enjoyable. Essentially, we are learning things we should have known long ago, like how CSS work(s).
We've also begun the 971 Prize for short fiction. Read about it at 971menu.com (after you read this month's work, of course).
971 MENU -- http://www.971menu.com -- is proud to present our first-ever award for short fiction, open to all authors
971 Prize: $200 US and publication in our prize issue
1st: $100 US and publication in our prize issue
2nd-4th: recognition and publication in our prize issue
entry deadline: April 1, 2012
winners announced: April 30, 2012
word limits: 1500 - 4500
-word limits may be met with a single piece or with a combination of up to three pieces
multiple entries allowed
no simultaneous submissions
entry fee: $3, nonrefundable
for further details or to submit, visit:
Gregory Napp edits 971 MENU, a purely online not-for-profit venture. We publish whenever we have enough work to justify an issue. That means five pieces. The minimum time between issues is thirty days, and attempts are made to coincide with the first of the month. We publish fiction and nonfiction of any length and sometimes accidentally other stuff.
971 MENU began in September 2006 as a publisher of fiction under 1000 words. We are pleased with our work, and we are quite pleased with the high-quality work we have been fortunate enough to publish, but we no longer limit ourselves in terms of length. However, your chance of seeing a thirty-page epic here is fairly slim. We still put out the short stuff, and some that's a little bit longer.
A word about Flash Fiction: Lots of people become overstimulated by terminology, which harms the work. We try not to do that. We try to provide well-crafted objects that aren't too full of themselves.