About Us

Factor Four Magazine is a brand new magazine that launched in April 2018.

Factor Four Magazine is a quarterly magazine featuring flash fiction stories from the Speculative Fiction realm.  We publish stories you can read on the go in either print, eReader, and or right here on our website.  Some of our issues carry a certain theme, while others contain a random selection from the genre.

What is Speculative Fiction?

Speculative Fiction is a broad term to accompany several genres.  Factor Four Magazine will focus on four of these genres.  Science Fiction, Fantasy, Supernatural, and Super Hero.  Genre lines are very hard to define at times, so we keep things a bit fuzzy when it comes to the definition of each of those.  You may even find a few stories blend several genres together.

What is Flash Fiction?

Flash Fiction is traditionally thought of to be stories that are 1,000 words or smaller.  We do stretch that word count a little if the mood strikes us. The great thing about Flash Fiction is that these are satisfying stories packaged up in a bite size format.  Great to read on the commuter train, during your lunch break at work, or while waiting for soccer practice to end.

What is in each issue?

Each issue will feature 16 flash fiction stories from the speculative fiction realms we mentioned above.  We pay our authors at a professional pay rate because we want to give you high quality stories you’ll come to love.  You can find our issues in print, eReader, or you can read them here on our website. Our website, especially the stories section, works very well on mobile devices.

Senior Staff

Richard Flores IV
Editor-in-Chief
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Bio: Richard is an award winning magazine editor that published Plasma Frequency for several years.  Plasma Frequency was the winner of several reader’s choice awards. Richard is also a Speculative Fiction author and avid reader of the genre.  His favorite form of short fiction is flash fiction because he admires the ability to craft a well written story in so few words.  You can find out more about Richard at www.floresfactor.com