Feeling wintry? Keep warm with some short stories…Here’s what’s been going on on our blog over the past few weeks!
We’re delighted to welcome a new event to our Live Lit list: Story Sunday Bristol: “live performances of short stories, flash fiction (and sometimes poetry) … on the first Sunday of every month.” Tonight (November 2nd) in Edinburgh is the “Gone But Not Forgotten – Extraordinary Tales of Extraordinary Folk” storytelling night. The Short Story Slam in Chorley on Nov 14th is looking for entrants, as is White Rabbit, who are looking for ghost stories for their winter event! Stand-Up Tragedy announces its autumn events.
We’re thrilled to welcome Avis magazine to our Lit Mags list: “run by MA students at Manchester Metropolitan University… our aim is to discover the voices of new and emerging writers”. Avis has blogged already with a call for submissions on the theme of migration.
Short Fiction issue 9 is now out and The Ghastling has launched its third issue, as has The A3 Review, along with new writing contests. Claire Hennessy, writer of October’s short story over at Long Story Short, is interviewed by Laura Perrem.Boundless Magazine has a very successful launch in Bristol.
Holdfast is still open for submissions for Issue #8: Love, Sex & Romance, Tube Flash is back and wants your flash fiction, as does the London Journal of Fiction. Issue 1 of the Nottingham Review is now available, as is Bunbury’s Issue 10 – Politics Special.
The Less Than 100 Words short story competition runs weekly. Shoreline of Infinity magazine is running a science fiction competition, deadline 21 Dec.
The third Northern Lights Writers Conference is being held on 14 November in Sale.
Festivals & Workshops
Paul McVeigh is running another That Killer First Page- Submitting To Journals and Competitions workshop in London on November 7th. Ethel Rohan is running aBrilliance of Brevity workshop at the Abroad Writers Conference in Dublin in December.
Last Minute & Gentle Reminders
Nov 15th is the deadline for both the Galley Beggar Press short story prize and Words and Women’s 2015 writing competition (women writers only).
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!