Firewords Quarterly Issue 4 is hot off the press!

Firewords Quarterly Issue 4

Issue 4 of Firewords Quarterly is here.

Hi ShortStops! Like a mother bird proudly and hesitantly nudging its baby from the nest, we are thrilled to release Issue 4 of Firewords into the world. As always, it features a smorgasbord of short fiction, flash fiction and poetry, all enhanced by an esteemed line-up of talented artists. Take a closer look!

Firewords Quarterly Issue 4

In other Firewords news:

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Want to meet the people behind Firewords? Our website finally has an About page – it’s only taken us a year!
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Want to know more about us? We’ve got a series of Meet the Team interviews coming to the blog. First up, a chat with our editor, Dan.
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Our hugely popular back issue bundles are back in the online shop with limited stock. Don’t miss your chance to catch up on Issues 1, 2 and 3.

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Firewords is now accepting submissions for Issue 4…

Issue 4 is coming…

As things begin to wind down for Christmas (yeah right!), now might be the perfect time to spend some time on yourself and your writing. Submissions for Issue 4 of Firewords are open until January 9th for short stories (under 2000 words) and poetry. So, if your New Year’s resolution is ‘to get published in 2015’, here is your chance!

Our flash fiction challenge is also back and the best ones will be published in Issue 4. All the flash fiction stories must be under 400 words, and must include / be inspired by the following prompt: “When the snow finally stopped falling…”

Check out our submission guidelines for more details. We can’t wait to read (and hopefully publish) your work!

Still looking for the perfect gift for the short story fan in your life?

It may be Christmas day, but our Christmas bundles still make a lovely late gift or treat for yourself over the festive period. The bundles include all three Firewords issues, a hand-stamped bookmark and a blank gift tag. They come all wrapped up in festive ribbon and only cost £11 (with free UK delivery.) This is your last chance to get one of these, so don’t miss out!

Firewords Bundle

Have a great Christmas ShortStoppers and we will see you in early 2015 with Issue 4.

Firewords Issue 3 is here!

Firewords Issue 3

Hi there ShortStops! Hot off the press, the newest issue of Firewords features stories about life, love and letting go, as well as the usual striking visuals created by an array of talented illustrators, photographers and designers.

The new look of Issue 2 gained a wonderful reaction and this has encouraged us to retain the perfect-bound format which really does maximize the impact of the artistry inside. We are learning alongside the growth of the magazine, and are sure that Issue 3 is our best one yet! Get yourself a copy and let us know if you agree.

Also available in our brand new shop: The much requested subscriptions are back and we have special Christmas bundles for sale – only £11 with free UK delivery! Stocking filler anyone?

P.S. Submissions for Issue 4 will be opening in early December, so keep your eyes peeled!

Firewords Christmas Bundles

Firewords Issue 3

Firewords Issue 3

Firewords Quarterly Issue 3 – Submissions open until 3rd Oct

Would you love to see your writing shine among the pages of Firewords Quarterly? Submissions for our Autumn edition are open until the start of October – so don’t delay if you want to get your short story or poem in for consideration.

Remember, we work with the best artists, illustrators, photographers, hand-letterers and designers to bring each piece of writing we publish to life – so what are you waiting for?

  • Deadline: 3rd October
  • Word Count: Under 2000
  • Theme: Autumn / Fall (this is optional and we would recommend not taking the theme too literally)
  • How to submit: Click here!

We’re also running our flash fiction challenge again and the best ones will  be published in Issue 3. All the  flash fiction stories must be under 400 words, and must include / be inspired by the following prompt: “She regretted it instantly,
but it was too late.”

Check out our submission guidelines for more details. We can’t wait to read (and hopefully publish) your work!

Firewords Quarterly Issue 2 – Out now!

Firewords Issue 2

Like the long-awaited first rays of summer sun, the ‘Summer’ themed edition of Firewords Quarterly has arrived with a bang and, if we do say so ourselves, it’s a real literary and visual treat.

The call for submissions for Issue 2 was hugely successful, in both quantity and quality. In fact, we have increased the page count from 32 to 48 to accommodate as much exceptional writing as possible. As well as having much more content, we have moved away from the newsprint and embraced a perfect-bound, paperback format. This is to ensure the amazing writing and stunning artwork inside are shown to their full potential.

While implementing these changes, we have worked hard to ensure that the essence of Firewords Quarterly has remained unaltered. We pride ourselves in creating a publication that is full of powerful short fiction and poetry that is enhanced by artwork and illustrations by some amazing artistic talent. So slap on some sun cream, grab your sunglasses and feast your eyes on Issue 2.

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Submissions for Firewords Quarterly Issue 2 open until July 11th!

We’re thrilled to again open our doors for submissions of short stories (under 2000 words) and poetry for the second edition of Firewords Quarterly.

Issue One received a great response (you can see a few photos on our ShortStops page or on our website) and we’re eager to make Issue Two even better. We work with the best artists, illustrators, photographers, hand-letterers and designers to bring each piece of writing we publish to life. So, if you’d like your work to get the Firewords treatment, what are you waiting for?

  • Deadline: 11th July
  • Word Count: Under 2000
  • Theme: Summer (this is optional and we would recommend not taking the theme too literally)
  • How to submit: Click here!

We’re also running a flash fiction challenge and the best ones will  be published in Issue 2. All the  flash fiction stories must be under 400 words, and must include / be inspired by the following prompt: “As the lights went out, everything changed.”

Check out our submission guidelines for more details. We can’t wait to read (and hopefully publish) your work!

Firewords Issue 1