March Round-Up

Competitions

Shooter lit mag’s short story competition has launched for stories up to 5000 words, deadline May 31. The Short Fiction/ University of Essex prize for short stories up to 5000 words closes on March 31.

The Quiet Man Dave prize, a new international prize for flash fiction and flash non-fiction, is now open for entries, deadline April 17. The Creative Future Writers Awards are open now for short fiction up to 2000 words, deadline May 30.

 

Lit Mags & Anthologies

Fairlight Books is calling for short story submissions.

 

Workshops & Courses

Claire Keegan is running a three-day fiction writing workshop from March 14-16 in Co.Wexford.

 

Live Lit & Festivals

Stroud Short Stories is calling for submissions by March 8 for its April event.

February Round-Up

News

We welcome a new live lit event to our list: The Whole Story is a new poetry, prose and music night which takes place in London on every fourth Friday of the month.

Lit Mags & Anthologies

Here Comes Everyone wants your green-themed stories for its next issue by 10 Feb, and Guts Publishing is calling for submissions for its anthology on the theme of cyberlives, deadline 15 Feb.

 

Competitions

The Quiet Man Dave prize, a new international prize for flash fiction and flash non-fiction, is now open for entries, deadline April 17. The Creative Future Writers Awards are open now for short fiction up to 2000 words, deadline May 30. Reflex Fiction announces its Autumn winners, and the spring competition for flash fiction between 180-360 words closes on Feb 29. The Short Fiction/ University of Essex prize for short stories up to 5000 words closes on March 31.

Live Lit & Festivals

Short Shorts is holding its Valentine’s Special in London on Friday Feb 14. Stroud Short Stories is calling for submissions by March 8 for its April event.

White Rabbit is calling for submissions for an evening of short stories in Ashford, Kent, on the theme of ‘Wonder’ in March 2020, deadline 14th Feb.  Story Friday is calling for submissions for its Leap-themed event on Feb 28th in Bath, deadline 17th Feb.

Workshops & Courses

Haringey Live Lit is running another Novella Fever novella-writing course beginning at the end of February in London. Claire Keegan is running six days of short stories over six Saturdays in March and April in Dublin.

New prize for flash fiction & non-fiction in honour of Dave Murray

An international award for new and emerging flash fiction and flash non-fiction writers has been launched in memory of a popular Manchester-based writer and critic. The QuietManDave Prize will be run by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, in conjunction with the Manchester School of Theatre, named in honour of Dave Murray, a keen writer and theatre blogger, and lover of flash fiction and non-fiction, who passed away last year.

In recognition of Murray’s achievements and his passion for writing that he embraced later in life, the QuietManDave Prize offers awards of £1,000 for Flash Fiction and Flash Non-Fiction under 500 words, as well as runner-up prizes. the Flash Non-Fiction category open for everything from creative non-fiction – which weaves fact into the form of a story using the tools of fiction, to blog posts or theatre reviews, which were QuietManDave’s particular passions. Judges are ShortStops curator, poet and short story writer Tania Hershman,  short story writer, essayist and poet Kate Feld, and Shane Kinghorn, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Contemporary Performance at Manchester Metropolitan.

Both prizes are open internationally to writers aged 16 or over – with award judges keen to encourage, discover and celebrate new writers, particularly those who have come to writing later in life. Sponsored entry is available for those who might not otherwise be able to participate. The deadline for entries is Friday April 17. Enter here 

January Round-Up

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a wonderful year full of short stories – writing, reading, submitting, performing and listening to them! We welcome a new lit mag to our list: Fudoki magazine: “an online, flash fiction magazine of myths, legends, fables, fantasy, folklore and fairytales.”

 

Lit Mags & Chapbooks

The A3 Review is asking, Is your work too intense? They want to read your intense chapbooks of disquiet – send your short stories and flash fictions by Jan 10th.

 

Competitions

The Short Fiction/ University of Essex prize for short stories up to 5000 words is now open, deadline March 31st. Reflex Fiction’s spring competition is now open for flash fictions of 180-360 words, deadline 29 Feb.

 

Live Lit & Festivals

Story Friday is calling for submissions for its Leap-themed event on Feb 28th in Bath, deadline 17th Feb. White Rabbit is calling for submissions for an evening of short stories in Ashford, Kent, on the theme of ‘Wonder’ in March 2020, deadline 14th Feb.

 

Workshops & Courses

Haringey Live Lit’s Novella Fever course begins at the end of January in London. Claire Keegan is running two manuscript-based workshops in Dublin in February.

December Round-Up

Competitions

CLOSING TODAY: the Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition for stories of up to 1000 words. Ouen Press short story competition for stories on the theme of ‘the gift’  closes 31st December.

Lit Mags & Chapbooks

The A3 Review has announced its new contest themes. Fictive Dream is calling for submissions for Flash Fiction February 2020.

Workshops & Courses

Haringey Live Lit are running a Novella Fever course beginning end Jan in London. Claire Keegan is holding a manuscript workshop in Dublin on Dec 7th, and will be running a residential writing weekend in Tullow, Ireland, Jan 3-5th.

Live Lit & Festivals

Talking Tales will hold its next event on Dec 10th in Bristol, which will be an anthology launch for To Hull and Back. White Rabbit is calling for submissions for an evening of short stories in Ashford, Kent, on the theme of ‘Wonder’ in March 2020.

November Round-Up

News

We welcome a new lit mag to our Lit Mags list – Fat Cat magazine! “the new (and maybe kinda uncool) kid on the block, and we’re passionate about giving a home to the words of writers, especially those at the beginning of their careers.”

Live Lit & Festivals

White Rabbit is calling for submissions for an evening of short stories in Ashford, Kent, on the theme of ‘Wonder’ in March 2020. Untitled Writers is holding its third salon on Nov 7th in London.

Competitions

Reflex Fiction has announced its Summer 2019 flash fiction contest winners, the Autumn longlist, and submissions for the Winter contest are still open. Ouen Press short story competition for stories on the theme of ‘the gift’ is now open, deadline 31st December. and the Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition for stories of up to 1000 words closes on Dec 2nd.

Lit Mags

Fictive Dream is calling for submissions for Flash Fiction February 2020, and submissions are still open for Shooter lit mag‘s “supernatural” issue.

Workshops & Courses

Claire Keegan is running a residential writing weekend in Tullow, Ireland, Jan 3-5th.