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24 October 2009 @ 12:59 am
It's been amazing for the short time that Phoenix Monthly was active. We want to make that expressly clear. However, and very sadly, we have only received *one* submission for issue 4. Because of the lack of submissions we are unable to continue this project.

Thank you to everyone that submitted in the past, because of your efforts PDM had three good runs.

Consider this a Hiatus more than a going away post. If we receive enough submissions to make a quality issue, then we will put out that issue. However any deadlines, any time frames, and any sort of schedule are now gone. This is strictly demand/submission driven.

Please see the user information if you have further questions or ask them here and a moderator will get back to you.

~PDM Staff
 
 
17 August 2009 @ 09:42 pm
Well, it's been a long enough time in coming, right? I'm going to open with information, some updated Q&A and then, the long awaited ISSUE THREE.

Question: What took so long?!
Answer: Changes in staff did play a large part of this. However, we also had very sparse submissions. Get the word out, guys. If we are to keep putting PDM out, we need stuff to put in it!

Question: When will issues come out?
Answer: As often as possible. We are going to shoot for the next issue to come out in December if we have enough submissions for a full issue before then, we will publish sooner.

Question: How often will you keep us updated?
Answer: As often as we can. If you would like, we can have tallies of works that have been submitted and ETAs on the work, but this is very much dependent on the readers.

Question: Did the submission guidelines change?
Answer: Nope! You can still find them here.

Question: Is the format the same?
Answer: For right now, yes. You can find the format information here. We will most likely be scrapping the idea of After Dark altogether. Instead, we will possibly have After Dark features in the regular PDM, submissions pending.

If you have questions on anything else, please see our FAQ if there is anything not covered there, don't hesitate to email one of the moderators or leave a comment here and one of us will respond directly.

To those of you that submitted, thank you. This issue is just as wonderful as the first two and we're proud of all the hard work that you put into it.


Check out Issue #3 for yourselves.


As always, the issue is in PDF format. If you do not have a reader we recommend that you try Adobe Reader, PDF Escape Reader, or try Foxit Software's reader.

Thanks so much for reading! REMEMBER TO SUBMIT FOR ISSUE FOUR!
 
 
Again, sorry that we have taken so long to get this project together. We have a nice lineup of 8 written works with 2 lovely art pieces and are very excited to put it together. Because it has been a while, I'm going to clean house with some information

Question: What took so long?!
Answer: A lot of things. We had very sparse submissions this round and hope that because of the timing we will be able to drill up more. We also lost a staff member, due to the fact that she has a life.

Question: When will issues come out?
Answer: As often as possible. We are going to shoot for the next issue to come out in September, but will extend it to December if we do not have enough work to make a full issue. Issue 3 will be out July 30th.

Question: Did the submission guidelines change?
Answer: Nope! You can still find them here.

Question: Is the format the same?
Answer: For right now, yes. You can find the format information here. The change that we are probably going to move to is a "split issue" Front cover will be regular PDM, and back cover will be AD. But we are working on it.

If you have questions on anything else, please see our FAQ if there is anything not covered there, don't hesitate to email one of the moderators or leave a comment here and one of us will respond directly.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
 
 
Ohayocon has come and gone, and the PDM editors are settling back into their post-convention lives (ha). What does this mean for you, our dear and wonderful readership?

SUBMISSIONS ARE STILL OPEN. You should send us your fic! We want it, and we need it. We're still open for the MARCH issue of both Phoenix Down Monthly and PDM: Afterdark, so get crackin', follow the Submission Guidelines, see the Issue Structure if you've got questions, and if those don't answer your questions, ask the FAQ!

We don't want this project to die, but we need your help to keep it going!
 
 
13 January 2009 @ 11:25 am
And it hasn't been for a while. We as a staff have had Employment changes, graduations, class overloads, and well... the world blew up. We're all in the US and some of us had massive changes due to the financial situation. Never fear, we're getting it together. As a matter of fact, we're getting together IN PERSON at the Ohayocon in Columbus Ohio at the end of the month.

Here's the deal. We're still accepting submissions. One of the things that has kept us hasn't just been life, submissions have been... well, light. We love this project and want to keep it up, but we need to start storing up submissions apparently.

What that means is that we will be on hiatus till the end of March (tentatively). During that whole time we will be reading and reviewing submissions. We will be updating more regularly with progress. At the end of march look for both an After Dark and a PDM issue to come out.

Sorry for the long delay guys, we still love you!

~PDM staff
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30 November 2008 @ 10:21 am
We need your submissions! Especially your holiday ones! We're keeping submissions open until MONDAY, Dec. 1 (that's tomorrow, folks!). As usual, if you haven't heard from us, give us a shout.

Follow the submission guidelines, see the holiday issue post, and mail them all to phoenixmonthly@gmail.com.

Have questions? Ask the FAQ!
 
 
03 November 2008 @ 09:56 am
We are keeping Issue #3 submissions open until the 25th of November (after Thanksgiving for the USA folks). Right now we have FOUR submissions in for this issue, which isn't nearly enough to publish!

As usual, if you haven't gotten an email from PDM stating that we've received your submission, comment and we will correct the problem.

After the 25th (consider it a NaNoWriMo break!), we will review all of our current submissions and tentatively publish on December 15.

The holiday theme is still open, and as usual, please review the Submissions Guidelines, the Issue Structure, and ask the FAQ if you have any questions.
 
 
27 October 2008 @ 12:54 pm
We're still looking for submissions for Issue #3! We still have a good deal of space, so if you have something in mind, submit!

Special Holiday Section notes are here. Halloween is coming up, so if you end up writing or drawing something special for this holiday, please share it with us.

Submission Guidelines are here.

Happy Halloween, everyone!
 
 
16 October 2008 @ 10:01 am
Today's news/updates are short, sweet, and totally awesome!

  1. Issue #2 is up! If you've read it or poked at it, and you enjoyed it, please leave a comment and let us know -- your mods love feedback, and a few special people worked really hard on layout and organization for this issue. Even a few words of thanks are always appreciated!

    If you have any recommendations or suggestions, that's awesome too! We're always looking to improve.


  2. We're collecting submissions for Issue #3! Issue #3 will feature a normal PDM layout as well as a special Holiday Section. Read more about it here, and then submit some more fantastic work using our Submissions Guidelines!

    Issue #3 Submissions are open until November 3rd. You've got plenty of time, and you'll get plenty of reminders, but now's a great time to think about it and submit!


  3. We've changed our Issue Structure slightly. The main change is in our Classics section: we'll still be accepting Classics, but we won't be holding over any work from one month to the next. This means if your Classic work is rejected, it may be because we simply don't have enough room. You're always free to re-submit Classic work any time you like!

    Full details can be read in the Issue Structure post, and questions can be asked in the FAQ.

Questions? Comments? Follow the links above to get in touch with us! Otherwise, keep writing and drawing -- we can't wait to see what you come up with for Issue #3!
 
 
14 October 2008 @ 11:55 pm
Thanks again everyone for the wonderful submissions! Issue Two is ready to go and looks even better than the first one! We're excited and proud to get the chance to showcase the art and stories this way. It's been a real joy to put put this together!

Check out Issue #2 for yourselves.


As always, the issue is in PDF format. If you do not have a reader we recommend that you try Adobe Reader, PDF Escape Reader, or try Foxit Software's reader.