Spank my bare bottom and call me a nudist!
Right now it’s a humid, sunny morning in The ‘Burgh and the high will be around 90 degrees. It hit 90 degrees yesterday. Yesterday I heard a radio announcer say it hasn’t been 90 degrees in Pittsburgh in over a year. Now looks like were going to have two 90-degree days back to back.
How’s everybody doin’?
I just came back from a food shopping expedition in Little Italy. I always like strolling down Liberty Avenue in Little Italy in the morning, around 8:00 a.m. just before the commercial district gets busy. Armand’s doesn’t open until around 10:00 a.m. I expect to have some fun money next week. Yep, $55.00. My first check form Mr. Skin/Naked News. The Old Soldier is finally an entrepreneur. And I have to get use to thinking like an entrepreneur.
Cutting back on my publishing schedule for flash fiction by contributors by half, from every month to every other month, was probably the most difficult decision I’ve had to make as an editor/publisher; but the cost of publishing contributors went from $360.00 a year to $180.00 a year. Even a small, niche girlie magazine like the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette must stay within a finite operating budget.
And I’ve had to shut down Submissions until some time next year in order to publish the backlog of flash fiction stories by contributors that I’m already committed to publishing.
But I console myself with the fact that I pay one of the highest fees ($30.00) for a flash fiction story of any publisher in the business.
This is the Old Soldier reporting for Pittsburgh’s premiere girlie magazine.
Don’t miss a single post of my little girlie magazine. Bookmark the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette or sign up for the RSS-Posts feed or sign up for the email subscription list today.