September 28, 2016
Fiction Fix was born in 2002, formed by a group of students at the University of North Florida, with heavy doses of inspiration and guidance provided by our Editorial Advisor, Mark Ari, who said if the journal could get to three issues—just three!—then it’d stick. A decade-and-a-half later, we’ve released 18 issues (including one poetry and one creative nonfiction) and two novellas, publishing nearly 200 authors and presenting the work of 30 artists.
Through the years, though members of the journal have come and gone, we remain unified as a group that craves work that makes us feel and think deeply. Looking back on the remarkable breadth of works we’ve had the opportunity to publish over the years fills us with gratitude and awe. As we move forward, we will continue to seek out what new forms, landmasses, hybrids, and horizons of literature we might together find.
Dozens of staff members have dedicated countless hours to making this journal what it is, and our authors have dedicated hours upon hours to their art, crafting the stories, essays, and poems. Place that on the shoulders of giants—on the shoulders of all the literature that has come before us—and it’s both staggering and stirring. When we hold an issue of this journal in our hands, it may only look like paper—but within its pages is the manifestation of so many hearts and minds, pressed together, communing, resonating—going somewhere together that would be impossible to go alone.
As we celebrate our fifteenth year, we ready ourselves for what’s next on our own horizon. We are thrilled to announce to you, dear readers and dear friends, that we are changing our name to Flock. Our foundation is now and will forever remain the bud of Fiction Fix. As Flock, we will publish print issues that are boldly designed and filled with the daring and exceptional work we’ve always sought, now fully multi-genre: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, artwork—and some of those beautiful genre-defying works writers send our way! Our first issue under this new name is scheduled to appear early in 2017, and we already have some extraordinary work lined up (fiction submissions are still open!). Additionally, in February 2017, we’ll start taking submissions for a fall issue appropriately themed: Migration. The next leg of our journey is going to be exciting. We hope you’ll join us for the ride.
The Editors at Flock