October Round-Up

Lit Mags & Anthology

Fictive Dream calls for submissions for Flash Fiction February. The A3 Review has launched a new press, the A3 Press, which is open for submissions.

Shooter magazine is calling for submissions for its ‘Rivalry’ issue and the Nottingham Review is open for submissions, as is Breve New Stories, deadline Oct 15th.


Live Lit & Festivals

The John O’Connor Writing School is about to announce the winner of its short story competition, and its literary festival will be held in November in Armagh. Story Friday is calling for submissions on the theme of Feast for its Nov 30th event in Bath.


Short Story Collections & Workshops

Susmita Bhattacharya blogs about A Sense of Place in Short Fiction as her own debut collection is published.

Gail Aldwin is running a flash fiction workshop at the Clevedon Community Bookshop on Oct 4th. Paul McVeigh is running a workshop, That Killer First Page, in Dublin on October 13th.



The BBC National Short Story Award announces an all-female shortlist. The READ Foundation is running a writing competition, deadline Oct 10th, and has 12 tips to get you started.

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