Hello short story fans,
much activity this month, spring might just be in the air?!
We’re delighted to welcome a new live lit event to our listings: Ark, London: “a new project that stages immersive live performances of short stories in libraries” – theirfirst event is in London on April 23rd! Tragic Spring has sprung and will be in London on April 25th, as will Word Factory #32, which features a masterclass, short story reading group and live lit event. 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.
And White Rabbit is celebrating Alice in Wonderland’s 150th anniversity with We’re All Mad Here, a podcast.
We welcome Writing Short Fiction to our Lit Mag listings: “a site which offers advice and resources to new and upcoming writers” – and which has just launched its Debut Fiction section, open to submissions. Spelk also wants your short stories, and Bunbury has just launched Issue 8 and shared some more exciting announcements with us. Structo also has a new issue, competitions and a call for submissions, and 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.
Competitions & Festivals
The Creative Future Literary Awards are now open to marginalised writers, deadline 15 June. 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 this month.
Last Minutes and Gentle Reminders
Neon Magazine submissions for Battery Pack II, its second anthology of tiny stories, closes on April 15. FutureWay is calling for submissions from Bristol writers set in a future version of the Bristol neighborhood of Redcliffe, deadline April 22. The 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to entries until April 30th.
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!