May Round-Up I

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

Lit Mags

We’re delighted to welcome Into The Void magazine to the Lit Mags list: “a non-profit print and digital literary magazine dedicated to providing a platform for fantastic fiction, non-fiction and poetry”. They have already posted their first blog post, calling for submissions for Issue 1! The Still Point Journal is calling for submissions on the theme of ‘Digital Selves in Research’ for an online symposium. Jotters
United unveils Issue 22 and wants your stories for Issue 23, and the London Journal of Fiction would very much like you to send your writing too.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.

Live Lit

Story Friday is calling for submissions for its June event on the theme of “solstice.”


England’s Future History announces the first three winners.  Bath Flash Fiction Award 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. 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 Awardis June 12th. The Creative Future Literary Awards are accepting entries til June 13th on the theme ‘a sea change’.


Workshops, anthologies etc…etc…london-lit-lab-logo

The London Lit Lab is offering two creative writing courses in LondonThat Killer First Page – Submitting to Competitions and Journals workshop is being held in Lancaster on May 7. And the new Words and Women anthology is out.

Last Minutes and Gentle Reminders

The Cardiff Review’s Short Story Award for new writers is open until May 15.

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