July Round-Up II

Hello all, here’s a round-up of what’s been on our blog over the past few weeks, for all your reading, writing, watching and submitting needs!  We’re delighted to welcome several new lit mags to our Lit Mags List: Fictive Dream: “new online magazine dedicated to the short story…stories with a contemporary feel that give an insight into the human condition”, The Ham: “a new free physical publication showcasing quality short fiction, poetry, photography & illustration” and Wildness: “an online literary and arts journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry and non-fiction that evokes the unknown”. Check them out!

Tania x

Lit Mags

Flight Journal issue 2 has just been published, and England’s Future History haspublished its first seven stories, painting a bleak future. Fictive Dream are calling for submissions, 500-2500 words, and Holdfast are calling for submissions for their fiction supplement: Brexit issue and have been nominated for a British Fantasy Society award. Hotel Magazine are calling for submissions for their third issue.

Live Lit

An evening of readings by flash fiction writers is taking place in Bath on July 29, and Talking Tales are calling for submissions for their next event in Bristol on Aug 13. Bernadette Russell is giving free performances of some of her short stories for families throughout August in Greenwich. White Rabbit are calling for submissions on the theme of ‘Monsters’ for their next event and have published their latest podcast, Dreams 1.

Last Minutes & Gentle Reminders

The deadline for the Sean O’Faolain short story competition is July 31st –  also the deadline for the Print Express flash fiction competition and for Brum Radio’s call for submissions of short stories for its Tall Tales show, from writers based in Birmingham/ West Midlands.


The Literary Consultancy are offering a short story self-editing workshop in London in November. Win a year’s access to online writing courses with Writer’s HQ, deadline Aug 14, and the London Lit Lab is offering two creative writing courses in London.

Other Short-Story-Related News

Read Paper Republic has come to the end of its first season translating Chinese short stories and would like your feedback.

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