September Fortnightly Round-Up II

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

Lit Mags
We’re delighted to welcome Boundless to our Lit Mags list: ” Bristol-based magazine that contains a range of exciting articles, creative writing, artistic pieces and investigative journalism”. And they’ve already blogged about their launch.

Lots of places want your stories and there is much to read: Holdfast is calling for submissions for Issue #8: Love, Sex & Romance. Tube Flash is back and wants your flash fiction. Issue 1 of the Nottingham Review is now available. Open Pen magazine are to publish an anthology of short stories.

Shooter Literary Magazine is calling for submissions for its ‘Surreal’ issue, and theLondon Journal of Fiction also wants your stories. Structo has a new issue out and is running a submissions experiment. Paper Republic has just launched, publishing new Chinese fiction in translation. Paper and Ink Zine’s new issue, #6, is now available, as is the summer issue of Jotters United, Stuck.

Live Lit

The Literary Kitchen Festival is calling for flash fiction to be performed at the festival in London, which runs from Oct 12-18. White Rabbit present How To Be A Hero on tour. The Word Factory has two events in September, Word Factory #36 on Sept 19, and events at the Small Wonder Short Story Festival. And London StorySLAM Live is calling for submissions for its event on 1st October.


Goodfruit is running a new contest for those considering crowdfunding their books, including short story collections. The Less Than 100 Words short story competitionruns weekly contests. Shoreline of Infinity magazine is running a science fiction competition, deadline 21 Dec. Galley Beggar Press have  a new short story prize, deadline Nov 15th. The A3 Review launches 6 new writing contests. A new competition, the Cambridge Flash Fiction award, has just launched, with monthly deadlines.


Short stories wanted for an anthology raising money for the charity War Child. Taylz is now live and providing free, structured feedback on short stories.

Festivals & Workshops
The newly-formed Beach Hut Writing Academy kicks off with a short story course in Brighton. A Focus on Fiction short course is being run by Alison Claybourn at the Brunel Museum in London, beginning Sept 16. Paul McVeigh is running his Killer First Page workshop in Bath on October 17th, followed by a an evening reading.

Last Minute & Gentle Reminders
There is less than a month left to enter the Cro Magnon short story competition, deadline 30 Sep.

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.

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