October Round-Up

Lit Mags & Chapbooks

Fictive Dream is open for submissions for Flash Fiction February 2020. Pixel Heart is calling for submissions for its 4th issue, on the theme of ‘joy’, deadline Nov 1st, and submissions are now open for Shooter lit mag‘s “supernatural” issue.


Ouen Press short story competition for stories on the theme of ‘the gift’ is now open, deadline 31st December. Oct 31st is the deadline for entries to A Story for Daniel, a flash fiction competition raising awareness of childhood cancer support. And you have until Dec 2nd to enter the Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition for stories of up to 1000 words.

Live Lit & Festivals

Warwick Live Lit is holding a spooky lit event, Words That Go Bump In The Night, on Oct 10th. Story Friday wants your stories on the theme of ‘Chemistry’ by Oct 28th for its Nov 8th event in Bath. Judy Darley invites you to the launch of her second short story collection, in the company of several other writers, in Waterstones, Bristol on Nov 2nd. Untitled Writers is holding its third salon on Nov 7th in London.

Workshops & Courses

Curtis Brown Creative is running a six-week online short story course taught by Cynan Jones, starting on Oct 17th. Haringey Live Lit’s weekly short story workshop with Kiare Ladner begins on Oct 30th in London.The next 30 Days of Writing online course begins on November 1st, run by Shaun Levin, editor of the A3 Review.

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