October Round-Up I

Lit Mags

Another lit mag joins our Lit Mags list: Irisi is a “new online platform, which co-founding sisters, Mairead and Caitlin Gillespie, aim to fill with diverse contemporary literature and visual art from around the world”. Do check them out! The Nottingham Review has published its first book, Dots by Santino Prinzi, and the fifth issue of The A3 Review is here. Fictive Dream have announced their October call for submissions, and Flight Journal wants your microfiction for issue #3. The Lonely Crowd blogged with their most recent news.

Live Lit

The next Stroud Short Stories is at the Cheltenham Lit Fest tonight, October 10th.Talking Tales #22 will be held in Bristol on October 22nd as part of the Bristol Festival of Literature, and White Rabbit is teaming up with London Dreamtime to tell Spooky Stories for Familiies at Farmopolis in London on Oct 30th. Flashers Club are holding their inaugural open mic night on Nov 10th.

Workshops, Salons & Critique

Writers’ HQ’s new online six week short fiction course starts today, Oct 10th. Words Away has launching a new monthly creative writing salon in London. The A3 Review is offering a new short story and flash fiction critique service.


You have until Nov 15th to submit to Words and Women’s annual prose competition for women in the East of England and a new national award for women over 40, and Tears in the Fence magazine’s first flash fiction competition is now open for entries, deadline Jan 7th 2017.

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