Hello, story lovers, we’re slipping in a third round-up just before June – here’s what’s been happening recently on the ShortStops blog… Don’t forget to check out our Twitter feed for more!
There are less than 4 weeks left to submit to Into The Void magazine‘s first issue, and Bunbury has some amazing news for you. Jotters United unveils Issue 22 and wants your stories for Issue 23.
The Crediton Short Story Competition has announced its shortlist. Bath Flash Fiction Award entries open til June 12th, The Creative Future Literary Awards are accepting entries til June 13th on the theme ‘a sea change’, and the V S Pritchett Memorial Prize is now open to entries from writers resident in the UK, deadline June 20th. Ouen Press invite you to submit a short story on the theme of ‘The Journey’ by Oct 31st
Workshops and Festivals
The Northern Short Story Festival is being held for the first time this year, in Leeds, on Sat June 4th. Write and Shine is offering early morning writing workshops in London, and the London Lit Lab is offering two creative writing courses in London.
Story Sunday in Bristol is calling for submissions for its July 3rd Midsummer Madness event, you are invited to Write a Bristol Flash to take part in a walk on National Flash Fiction Day, Talking Tales is on as part of the Bath Fringe Festival on June 5th, Bath, and the literary event Love, Life and Mortality is being held on Thurs 9th June in St John On The Wall, Bristol. Story Friday is calling for submissions for its June event on the theme of “solstice.”
Last Minutes & Gentle Reminders
The Still Point Journal is calling for submissions on the theme of ‘Digital Selves in Research’ by May 31st for an online symposium.The University of Sunderland’s inaugural Sunderland Short Story Award is accepting entries until June 1st, and the Brighton Prize 2016 closes on June 10th
Erinna Mettler blogs about trying to prove that short stories are popular.