Dear short story lovers,
March is structured so that we’ve managed to sneak in a third fortnightly round-up – not sure about the maths on this one!
Competitions & Festivals
The 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries until April 30th. The Felixtstowe Book Festival’s 2015 short story competition is accepting entries until May 16th, and The Moth’s International Short Story Prize is open, deadline June 30th. Holland Park Press is running a short story competition, I Is Another, deadline 31 August.
Workshops and Courses
Write Around Town, who are behind Writing Maps, are holding a series of writing workshops in London in April. Alison Claybourn’s Focus on Fiction course starts at the Brunel Museum in London on April 13th.
Fictions Of Every Kind’s next event, with the theme of ‘Relativity’ is on April 14th in Leeds. Solstice Shorts is heading west, to Bath, on April 22nd.
Structo has a new issue, competitions and a call for submissions. Writing Maps has launched 6 new contests and a new issue. Trafika Europe has published Issue 3, Latvian Sojourn, and Don’t Do It Issue 8, Noise, is now live. Flash: The Short Short Story magazine has launched issue 7.2. Trafika Europe also invites you to visit their radio campaign!
Jotters United celebrates its first birthday with a call for submissions for its anniversary issue. Octavius magazine has relaunched – and is now open to submissions. Shooter Literary Magazine is calling for submissions for Issue #2, on the theme of ‘Union’, by April 1st. Neon Magazine has opened submissions for Battery Pack II, its second anthology of tiny stories, deadline April 15.
Other Submission Opportunities
FutureWay is calling for submissions from Bristol writers set in a future version of the Bristol neighborhood of Redcliffe, deadline April 22.
Last Minutes and Gentle Reminders
Submissions are open til today – March 31st – for The Manchester Review and Brain Of Forgetting’s 2nd issue, on the theme of ‘Poppies’. The Short FICTION short story prize closes today, March 31st.
If you are eager for even more short-story-related news, do follow ShortStops on Twitter where, when we should be writing, we spend (far too) much time passing on news from lit mags, live lit events, short story workshops and festivals! If you’d like to review an event or a publication, drop me a line.
Happy reading, writing, listening and performing!