Press Release for Thursday, November 20, 2008

UNF Literary Journal 'Fiction Fix' Goes Online

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

“Fiction Fix,” the literary journal of the University of North Florida, has just announced that the publication, now in its seventh year, is going electronic.

Although the previous five volumes have been in print, “Fiction Fix” hopes to reach an even wider audience by creating the free, online version of the journal, which publishes 11 pieces of fiction per volume.

“I think it’s great that “Fiction Fix” is going electronic. I can hardly wait to see what the editorial staff will do and read the authors they will publish,” said Mark Ari, founder of the literary journal and English instructor at UNF.

The editorial staff consists of working writers, graduate students and undergraduate students who are all members of the UNF community. The staff includes UNF undergraduate students Laura Havice and Laura Hyman, both English majors, and fine arts major Chrissy Rand, as well as graduate students Vanessa Wells and April Bacon, who serves as the new editor in chief.

“Fiction Fix is a unique and growing publication, selecting well-written stories of every variety,” said Bacon, who graduated from the University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in English. “It’s our joy to share these with our readership, and we operate under the premise that fiction is first and foremost a satisfying and addicting experience.”

The literary journal has an ever-growing readership and continually attracts new submissions from authors across the U.S. Submissions are now being accepted through July 2009 for its first Internet edition, which will be published online in October 2009.

“Fiction Fix” invites submissions from writers at every stage of their lives and careers. Many writers previously published in the journal have gone on to publish elsewhere.

The journal’s editorial staff promotes the work of the publication’s authors through publication parties and readings across Jacksonville. For the 2009 volume, the staff plans to have readings in other states, starting with New York City, and plans to submit published works in the journal to short story awards like the O. Henry Prize.

“Fiction Fix” is affiliated with River House, the virtual writers house of UNF. For more information about “Fiction Fix” or to make a submission to the publicaiton, go to