December Round-Up

Happy festive season, short story lovers! Here’s what’s been happening over at ShortStops the past few weeks. See you in 2016!


Lit Mags

We’re delighted to welcome two lit mags to our list: The Cardiff Review, “a digital and print literary magazine that publishes contemporary graduate writing”; and Cafe Aphra, “a blog which showcases work by new writers and and offers a supportive online writing community”. Take a look around!

Lots of new writing to tide you over the festive period: Confingo No 4 is out now, as is The Nottingham Review’s second issue and Structo No 14. Long Story Short Journal has posted an interview with Richard Roche, on Art, Science and Brain.  Brittle Star magazine announces its 2016 writing competition, and Popshot magazine wants your submissions on the theme of ‘Adventure’.

Holdfast tells us all about the new issue, call for submissions, and BFS award. Everyone wants your stories! Spelk is open to flash fiction submissions, and the Fractured Nuance wants your stories for Issue #3, the Handwritten issue. Brain of Forgetting is calling for submissions for its third issue, Island. Jotters United has a new issue out and is always open to submissions. Short Fiction issue 9 is now out and The Ghastling has launched its third issue.

Ouen Press has published an anthology of winners from the Working Dogs international short story competition. The Less Than 100 Words short story competition runs weekly.

Read Paper Republic celebrates its half-way mark with a story co-published in The Guardian and Asymptote journal.

Festivals & Workshops
Today (Dec 21st) Arachne Press is holding another Solstice Shorts festival in Greenwich, London.

Last Minutes and Gentle Reminers

Shoreline of Infinity magazine’s science fiction competition closes at midnight today, 21 Dec.

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!

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