August Round-Up II

Hello all,
Here’s what’s been happening on our blog over the past few weeks.
Tania x

Live Lit
White Rabbit have two events in August, on 18th and 22nd: Kindness and Bedtime.Open Pen Live is at the Jamboree in London on Aug 19th, and Stand-Up Tragedy’s Free Festival of Tragedy is coming to Edinburgh this August.

Lit Mags
New lit mag Flight Journal is seeking bold short fiction. Paper and Ink Zine’s new issue, #6, is now available, as is the summer issue of Jotters United, Stuck. The Queen’s Head is calling for submissions for Issue #7 – a Sci-Fi Special and Shooter Literary Magazine is calling for submissions for its ‘Surreal’ issue.

Bunbury magazine’s ninth issue is published, The Night Issue and SHORT FICTION gives us a preview of their ninth issue. Trafika Europe’s fourth issue, Armenian Rhapsody, is now available, as is Holdfast magazine’s Issue 6, Gods and Monsters, and they are looking for work for Issue 7. The Nottingham Review is still open for submissions for its first issue. Hotel Magazine has announced issue 1 and is calling for submissions for its second issue.


Liberties Flash Fiction competition has published the winning entries, now available on iTunes. Galley Beggar Press have launched a new short story prize, deadline Nov 15th. The A3 Review launches 6 new writing contests.

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

Last Minute & Gentle Reminders
Holland Park Press’ short story competition, I Is Another closes 31 August. The London Short Story Prize is open for entries (UK residents only) until Sept 1st. The Elbow Room have extended their competition deadline to this Friday, Aug 21st.

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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