April Round-Up II

Hello, story lovers, here’s what’s been happening recently on the blog…
Tania x

Lit Mags

Avis magazine is calling for submissions for issue 3, on the theme of “influence”.Bunbury has a favour to ask… Chroma want your stories for their first issue, based around the colour red. The Fractured Nuance seeks submissions for Issue 4 on the theme of “place”. And The Casket Of Fiction Delights would like your views on their future – take a minute to complete their survey. The Nottingham Review’s third issue is now available and they are calling for submissions.

Live Lit

Story Friday is calling for submissions for its June event on the theme of “solstice.” Unsung Live is holding its 3rd event in London on April 27th.



England’s Future History announces the first three winners. You’ve missed the earlybird deadline for the Bath Flash Fiction Award, but entries open til June 12th. The V S Pritchett Memorial Prize is now open to entries from writers resident in the UK, deadline June 20th.

The Cardiff Review’s Short Story Award for new writers is open until May 15. June is full of deadlines: The University of Sunderland’s inaugural Sunderland Short Story Award is accepting entries until June 1st. The Brighton Prize 2016 is now open for entries, deadline June 10th, and the deadline for third round of the Bath Flash Fiction Award is June 12th. The Creative Future Literary Awards are accepting entries til June 13th on the theme ‘a sea change’.

Workshops, anthologies etc…

That Killer First Page – Submitting to Competitions and Journals workshop is being held in Lancaster on May 7. Joe Stepped Off The Train is a short story anthology raising money for War Child. White Rabbit’s Bernadette Russell is offering free short story workshops in Deptford, London, in April and May.

Last Minutes and Gentle Reminders

The second Crediton Short Story competition is open for entries, on the theme of food, deadline April 24th, and the Bath Short Story Award closes on April 25th. The Oxford Festival of The Arts is running a competition for stories by and for children, deadline April 29 and you have until April 30th to submit your stories to the 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize. You have until May 1st to enter Shooter Literary Magazine’s first short story competition

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