The Future of Hell Quarterly

We regret to inform you that at this time, neither Eponin nor I feel we can continue to produce HQ. We apologize for taking so long to make this decision, but it was not one we wanted to make lightly, or without a lot of thought.

What does that mean to you, the writer or the artist? First off you are free to do what you wish with your creations. If you contributed to issue #3, the drabble issue, you are free to release that work as well.

As far as the prizes for the drabble issue, we still intend to give them out. The winners are as follows:

For Cover Art: jainadurron
For Most Drabbles Submitted: therathasspoken

The winners will receive their choice of either 2 months paid LJ time, a $5 LJ gift certificate, or a $5 gift certificate/or equivalent paid time at the blogging service of their choice. Please email us (scarlett_o AT livejournal DOT com or eponin10 AT livejournal DOT com) with their choice and any pertinent information if it's going toward another blogging service.

We plan to keep the downloads of the previous editions available. Contact one of us if there is a problem with any issue you attempt to download and we'll make sure you get a copy.

We also plan to offer up HQ to anyone who would like to pursue it. If you or someone you know is interested, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss the transfer.

Thank you to everyone for their support and participation!

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Volume 2, Issue 3 - ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to unforseen circumstances we are going to be unable to put out the next issue of Hell Quarterly today. If you have stories/art from the last issue you are free to post them today as scheduled. The drabbles and art in the upcoming issue will still be released for posting on the original schedule. I apologize for this inconvenience. If you have any questions please comment or email myself or eponin10. Thank you for your understanding.

Hell Quarterly Bound Copy for WinCon

Hey everyone!

scarlett_o and I were thinking it might be neat to print up a bound edition of HQ, including all the fic and art that has been submitted from Vol. 1, issue 1, through Vol. 2, Issue 3 (the drabble edition), to be raffled off at WinCon.

However, to do this, we'd like everyone who has submitted something to HQ, authors and artists, to please comment here and let us know if you want your pieces included, or not. We're aiming to hear from everyone, so please let us know yes or no by commenting to this post, by this coming Sunday, September 30th.

Thank you all!
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Sign up announcement

I just wanted to let everyone know that a slot in the 4th issue that has opened up. You can sign up here, but note there are submission and release date changes that are not yet reflected on the sign up post and can be found here. Thanks! We've now filled the slot. Thanks!
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Hi everybody eponin10 and I have been very lax in updating and reminding everyone about deadlines. Real life has been hectic, I've moved out of state and eponin10's schedule has been unusually hectic. So here's the plan.

  1. For everyone who has signed up for the drabble issue, you can submit your drabbles through September 16. To everyone who has already submitted, thank you!!! You are free to submit more until the deadline, remember there are prizes involved! :)
  2. Currently we have no artwork for the drabble issue. Remember, there are prizes involved there, too!
  3. For the 4th issue, the themed issue, we are extending the deadline to January 6 and the issue will be released on January 31. We realized with the holidays we we're setting ourselves up to go crazy and decided this would be the best option.
  4. Finally, following the 4th issue we will be taking a hiatus to re-evaluate Hell Quarterly. Both of our lives have gotten more hectic and we want to make sure that we can give HQ all the attention it deserves.

If you have any questions, leave a comment or drop either of us an email.
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Here it is, the new edition of Hell Quarterly for you to download. We're so proud that the issue has doubled in size from the last one and is filled with wonderful stories and art. All the stories and art in this issue were created with prompts from the editors. Additionally, thanks to our newest editor improperlydone the PDF version of HQ is wonderfully interactive.



downloaded Hell Quarterly.

E-mail Change for Fic Subissions!!!

Hey everyone!

If you were attempting to send me fic yesterday, can you please resend it to me using the email: eponin AT I had to send my laptop in for fixing and can't check my other email account.

If I've already responded saying I got your fic, you don't need to resend.

Thanks and sorry for the last minute confusion!

Issue 2 Submissions

Just a quick reminder! Submissions for Vol. 2, Issue 2 are due on Thursday, May 31st! Please make sure to send fic to Eponin (eponin10 at and art to Lynne (scarlett_o at

Please contact us if you need a short extension or are having problems with your submission.


Weekly Update

We'd like to welcome to improperlydone, our new editor!

The submission deadline for Issue 2 is May 31st! Why not beat the rush and send your submission in early?

Each submission MUST have a header and the required template is in the submission guidelines. Please, please don’t forget this. We will not be able to publish your work without it.

Please send all fiction submissions to Eponin ( and all art submissions to Lynne ( Thank you!

All the information you should need about how and where to submit your work is available in the submission guidelines. Please read them, they are very important to ensuring that we keep HQ running smoothly and efficiently. If you have questions that are not addressed in the guidelines, then, as noted above, please contact Eponin (stories) and Lynne (art) and we will be happy to answer your questions.


1. HQ Website reorganization.
2. An actual FAQ for HQ. – feel free to leave comments in this post if you think of anything that should be included in the FAQ.
3. New submission posts for Issues 3 and 4. Please note, if you have already signed up, your name will be kept on the list. We’d just like to keep the posts current.

As always we want to encourage you to help us promote HQ by grabbing a button [HERE] and using it to tell everyone about HQ. The more participation we get the better it will be for everyone involved. Thanks!

Poll for Volume 3, Issue 1

Its already time for your editors to start planning for Volume 3 and we have a few questions for you all! Please take the time to fill out the poll below. We'd really appreciate the input on which direction to take the 'zine next!

We'd like to know whether people prefer to have another themed issue (prompts, AU, etc.), or if we should open submissions (within the 'zine guidelines, of course) to any type of story or piece of art.

Poll #980573 vol3issue1

Should we have a theme for the first issue of volume 3, or should we go with author/artists's choice?

Themed Issue
Author/Artist's Choice

If you chose Themed Issue, what theme would you like to see?