About Us

Factor Four Magazine is a monthly magazine featuring flash fiction stories from the Speculative Fiction realm.  We publish stories you can read on the go right here on our website.  Each year we compose an annual print anthology of all of our stories that is also available in eReader forms.

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. 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 around 4 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 read them here on our website for free. Our website, especially the stories section, works very well on mobile devices.

Senior Staff

Richard Flores IV
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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

Michelle Brumley
Reading Editor
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Bio: Michelle is a creative writer from the Inland Northwest. She volunteers for SpoCon, her local science fiction, fantasy, and gaming convention, and writes as often as she can. She writes young adult science fiction and rural fantasy, sometimes surfboarding mice, sometimes pizza-slaying witches, sometimes blood mages. She has been an editorial assistant for Trestle Creek Review and Willow Springs Magazine. You can learn more about Michelle at www.michellebrumley.com

Dee Darling
Reading Editor

Bio: Dee Darling lives in San Francisco, CA where she is active in the Society for Creative Anachronism and indulges her obsession with history. She is an avid reader and writer of science fiction, fantasy and paranormal fiction.

Zack Lux
Reading Editor

Bio: Zack lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. When he isn’t reading or writing stories, he enjoys exploring the many natural wonders of Northern California.

Kirsten Wittrock
Reading Editor