April Fortnightly Round-Up II

Hello short story fans! Here’s our second April round-up to keep you reading, writing, submitting, performing, listening, applauding…

Tania x

Lit Mags
It’s a delight to welcome Inktrap to our Lit Mag listings: “a magazine, a website and, occasionally, a podcast, featuring stories that are dark, humorous, experimental, or a mixture of all three.” Firewords Quarterly’s Issue 4 is hot off the presses and Jotters United has a new issue out, 2Tango, and a call for submissions.

Spelk also wants your short stories, and Bunbury has just launched Issue 8 and shared some more exciting announcements with us.

Live Lit
White Rabbit is celebrating Alice in Wonderland’s 150th anniversity with We’re All Mad Here, a podcast.

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.

The University of Leicester’s 2015 short story competition is now open, deadline 11 September. The fourth Hysteria writing competition has also just opened for entries, deadline 15 August.

Last Minutes and Gentle Reminders
The 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize closes to entries on 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!
Tania x

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