August Fortnightly Round-Up I

Hello all,
I hope your summer is going well  – or winter, for those of you in the Southern hemisphere, though I doubt you’re having more rain than we are! Here’s something to keep you occupied…
Tania x

Live Lit
Stand-Up Tragedy’s Free Festival of Tragedy is coming to Edinburgh this August. White Rabbit presents Off With Her Head, the last in a series of Alice-in-Wonderland-themed podcasts.

Lit Mags
Paper and Ink Zine tells us about recent reviews and wants your thoughts. Nine is the magic number: Bunbury magazine’s ninth issue is published, The Night Issue and SHORT FICTION gives us a preview of their ninth issue. Trafika Europe’sfourth issue, Armenian Rhapsody, has just been published. Holdfast magazine haspublished Issue 6, Gods and Monsters, and are looking for work for Issue 7. 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.

Other Publishing Opportunities
Comma Press has launched MacGuffin – A Jukebox for Literature.

Holland Park Press is running a short story competition, I Is Another, deadline 31 August. The London Short Story Prize is now open to entries to any UK residents, deadline Sept 1st. The University of Leicester’s 2015 short story competition is now open, deadline 11 September. A new competition, the Cambridge Flash Fiction award, has just launched, with monthly deadlines. The Cro-Magnon lit zine’s new short story competition, ‘Primitive Humanity‘ closes on Sept 15th.

Festivals & Workshops

Paul McVeigh is running two workshops for writers in Belfast on Aug 5: That Killer First Page: Submitting to Competitions and Journals, and Social Media for Writers. Swanwick Writers Summer School invites you to live, laugh and learn with fellow writers this August.

Last Minute & Gentle Reminders
The fourth Hysteria writing competition is open for entries until 15 August and Elbow Room magazine’s new competition closes Aug 16th.

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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