July Fortnightly Round-Up I

Hello all,
Short stories, anyone? Here’s what’s been happening on ShortStops over the past fortnight.
Tania x

Lit Mags
Delighted to welcome another new publication to our Lit Mags list! The Fractured Nuance is “prioritising the printed word & image, savouring texts that are unique, eccentric and experimental”.

Breve New Stories is calling for submissions for Issue Zero, out in September. Popshot magazine wants your stories on the theme of “Curious”.  Holdfast magazine has just published Issue 6, Gods and Monsters, and are looking for work for Issue 7.

Bunbury Magazine popped by to say how they have missed us and bring some news…The Nottingham Review is open for submissions for its first issue. Hotel Magazine has announced issue 1 and is calling for submissions for its second issue.

Live Lit
The Word Factory is holding its 35th event on July 25th in London, live lit and a masterclass.

Competitions
The Liberties Flash Fiction competition is now open to anyone living on the island of Ireland, deadline July 13th. Ouen Press is running the Dog Diaries competition, deadline July 15th. The Sean O’Faolain short story contest wants your stories by July 31st. A new competition, the Cambridge Flash Fiction award, has just launched, with monthly deadlines. The Cro-Magnon lit zine has just announced its new short story competition, ‘Primitive Humanity‘, deadline Sept 15th.

The Word Factory’s short story competition has extended its deadline, you now have til July 31st to submit.  The fourth Hysteria writing competition is open for entries, deadline 15 August. 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.

Festivals & Workshops

Gemma Seltzer is running Write & Shine, Early Morning Writing Classes in London beginning tomorrow, July 7th. Swanwick Writers Summer School invites you to live, laugh and learn with fellow writers this August.

Last Minute & Gentle Reminders
You have until July 15th to submit to Ambit magazine’s first annual short story competition, judged by Alison Moore.

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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