Sept Round-Up II

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competitions

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.

Live Lit

An evening of stand-up storytelling is being held tonight (Monday 17th September) in Warwick. Stroud Short Stories is launching its anthology of stories performed at its events on Sept 28th, Stroud. Story Sunday is calling for submissions on the theme of “The Fall” by Sept 23rd for its event in Bristol on Oct 7th.

Lit Mags & Anthology

Fictive Dream is calling for submissions, as is Breve New Stories, deadline Oct 15th.

Workshops & Short Story Month

The inaugural Short Story September is half way through, run by Dahlia Publishing, with profiles of short story writers and a daily writing prompt.

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.

September Round-Up

Workshops & Short Story Month

The inaugural Short Story September has started, run by Dahlia Publishing, with profiles of short story writers and a daily writing prompt.

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 Unthank School is offering an 8-week online short story masterclass with Tom Vowler, starting in September.

 

Lit Mags & Anthology

Story Cities Flash Fiction anthologyis calling for submissions of city-themed flash stories by Sept 16th. Breve New Stories’ Issue 2 is out now, and the Nottingham Review is now available in printrhaw magazine is open to submissions. The A3 Review reveals its new contest themes.

 

Competitions

Reflex Fiction, the quarterly flash fiction competition, introduces its new flash fiction forum. The Casket of Fictional Delights has announced its flash fiction competition longlist.

 

Live Lit & Short Story Festivals

Story Friday is calling for submissions on the theme of “tomorrow” for its September event in Bath.

August Round-Up

Lit Mags

Open Pen is holding its summer party in London on August 12th. Breve New Stories’ Issue 2 is out now, and the Nottingham Review is now available in print. Fictive Dream is calling for submissions for its September Slam, and rhaw magazine is also open to submissions. The A3 Review reveals its new contest themes.

Crossways is calling for submissions for issue 3 and Tales from the Forest has a call for submissions on the theme of “Limits”.

 

Competitions

Reflex Fiction, the quarterly flash fiction competition, introduces its new flash fiction forum – and is offering ten free contest entries for the Autumn competition, closing Aug 28th. The Casket of Fictional Delights has announced its flash fiction competition longlist.

The John O’Connor Writing School competition is open for stories from 1800-2000 words, deadline Aug 31st. The Aleph Writing Prize is accepting submissions of stories up to 10,000 words, deadline Sept 1st.

 

 

Workshops & Classes

The Unthank School is offering an 8-week online short story masterclasswith Tom Vowler, starting in September.

 

Live Lit & Short Story Festivals

Story Friday is calling for submissions on the theme of “tomorrow” for its September event in Bath.

July Round-Up

Books & Pamphlets

CG Menon talks on the blog about how she put her newly published short story collection, Subjunctive Moods, together. The Unthology 10 short story anthology has just been published by Unthank Books. V. Press is open for submissions of flash fiction pamphlets during July.

 

Lit Mags

Crossways is calling for submissions for issue 3 and Fictive Dream has a competition call for submissions. Tales from the Forest has a call for submissions on the theme of “Limits”.

 

Competitions

The London Independent Story Prize is open for entries up to 300 words long until July 16th. The Aleph Writing Prize is accepting submissions of stories up to 10,000 words, deadline Sept 1st.

The Grist competition is open for submissions of stories of protest,deadline July 15th. The Michael Mullan Cancer Fund competition for short stories, flash fiction and poetry closes on July 20th and the Sean O’Faolain short story competition is open until July 31st.

 

Workshops & Classes

Write & Shine is holding morning writing workshops in London from July 5th. The Unthank School is offering an 8-week online short story masterclass with Tom Vowler, starting in September.

Live Lit & Short Story Festivals

The next Flashers’ Club is being held in Cheltenham on Thurs 2nd August. Story Friday is calling for submissions on the theme of “tomorrow” for its September event in Bath.

June Round-Up

New on ShortStops

This month we welcome another new magazine to our list – Pixel Heart,  “created to allow for writers and poets to showcase writing that they’ve created with heart, online.”

Competitions

The Michael Mullan Cancer Fund competition is open until 20 July, for short stories, flash fiction and poetry. The Sean O’Faolain short story competition is open until July 31st. Ouen Press announced its competition results.

The VS Pritchett Short Story Prizecloses on June 29th. The Grist competition is open for submissions of stories of protest, deadline July 15th.

 

Lit Mags

Pixel Heart is calling for submissions for its first issue, on the theme of “Love”. Tales from the Forest has a call for submissions on the theme of “Limits”, and Here Comes Everyone is calling for submissions for its Ritual issue.

Crossways #2 is now online, and Bunbury magazine launches a new podcast. Fictive Dream has a special call for submissions for its September Slam.  The A3 Review is looking for stories for its Circles issue.

 

Live Lit & Short Story Festivals

Story Friday is calling for submissions on the theme of “tomorrow” for its September event in Bath. Leicester Writes Short Story Festival is on June 30th in Leicester. Booking is now open for the 2018 Flash Fiction Festival, being held in Bristol in July.

 

Workshops

Inside Fictional Minds: Psychology for Writers’ workshop is being held in Chester June 30-July 1st.

May Round-Up

New on ShortStops


One new magazine has joined us – welcome to Rhawa magazine which “offers a voice to the local and student community of North Wales”.

 

Competitions

The Grist competition is open for submissions of stories of protest,deadline July 15th. Reflex Fiction has announced its 2017 competition winners – and May 31st is the deadline for its Summer 2018 Flash Fiction competition for stories of180-360 words.

new and free-to-enter short story competition for residents of Warwickshire closes on May 20th. May 31st is also the deadline for the Casket of Fictional Delights flash fiction competition, judged by David Gaffney, for stories 300 words or less. The VS Pritchett Short Story Prize is  open until June 29th.

 

Lit Mags

Infinity Words, Bunbury’s Issue 19, is here.  Fictive Dream is calling for submissions, as is Rhaw magazine. The A3 Review is looking for stories for its Circles issue, and The Shadow Booth is crowdfunding for Issue 2.

 

Workshops

Haringey Lit Live has a wealth of masterclasses and short writing courses come up from now until June in London. ‘Inside Fictional Minds: Psychology for Writers’ workshop is being held in Chester June 30-July 1st.

 

 

National Flash Fiction Day & Festivals

Write for a flash walk – send in your flash stories to be included in a FlashWalk in Bristol on June 16th. Booking is now open for the 2018 Flash Fiction Festival, being held in Bristol in July.

Bursaries for Arvon Flash Fiction course for BAME/Low income writers

Hello, I’m Tania Hershman and I run ShortStops! I’m also a short story writer and teacher – and I have crowdfunded so that I can now offer three £250 bursaries for BAME writers or writers on low income who would like to attend the Arvon foundation 5-day residential flash fiction course I am co-tutoring, with the amazing Nuala O’Connor, in Devon in November. More details about the course here – there are only a few places on the course left. This funding is coming directly from me –  if you’d like to be considered for one of the £250 bursaries (you will need to pay for the remainder of the course fee yourself) or you know someone who is not on social media who might like to apply, please email me taniah@gmail.com as soon as possible and let me know why you’d like the funding! It’s going to be a wonderful week, come join us!

 

Tania