If you’re going round in circles, we want to hear about it. This month’s theme is the title theme for our next issue, Issue 9, The Circles Issue.
The A3 Review is looking for stories, poems and artwork about circles of trust and circular logic, running circles around someone and being in or outside the circle. We’d love stories and concrete poems in the shape of a circle or a spiral. See our Submittable page for all the details and more inspiration.
Come along and be inspired to write the opening to or a mini-short story based on a selection of the myths and legends such as Old Dewer’s ‘Wisht Hounds’ and cream eating pixies.
Venue: Tavistock Library
Start time: 10.30 am am till 12.15 pm
Date: 25th of April, 2018
Booking is essential through: email@example.com
Telephone: 01822 612218
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Reflex Fiction is a quarterly international flash fiction competition for stories between 180 and 360 words. We publish one story every day as we count down to the winner of each competition.
Winter 2017 Winners
At the end of March, we published the three winning stories from our Winter 2017 flash fiction competition as chosen by Shasta Grant. Here are the winners and links to the stories:
You can read Shasta’s thoughts on the winning stories here.
Spring 2018 Long-List
We’ve also just published the long-list for our Spring 2018 competition and have started publishing stories as we count down to the announcement of the winners at the end of June.
Summer 2018 Open for Entries
We’re also accepting entries for our Summer 2018 competition. Here are the important details:
Prizes: £1,000 first, £500 second, £250 third (or the equivalent in your local currency)
Entry Fee: £7 / $9 / €9
Entries close: May 31, 2018
Judge: Sherrie Flick
It is my pleasure to announce a full cast of Stokes Croft Writers are ready, waiting, fit, able and back in the country for Talking Tales #18. No gratuitously titled ‘work commitments’ (in what looked suspiciously like a beach) in Thailand. No snuffles. And with a full complement of Talking Tales badges… probably… Bristol awaits.
After a fantastic start to the 2018 season, April marks Talking Tales’ 3rd birthday. For this special night you will be hosted by the Stokes Croft Writers’ official photographer: Thomas David Parker. So, as we hoover the red carpet and erect barriers for the riff-raff paparazzi, you have four things to do:
- write a stupidly brilliant story – 200 to 1500 words should do it
- send it to us – via e-mail to the address below
- prepare your best threads and polish the silver snuff-box
- practice your most photogenic of poses for Tom’s discerning lens
There will be doors and they will be thrown open at 6.30pm.
There will be brilliance – there always is, it could be yours.
Submissions close on Saturday 14th April – at midnight.
E-mail your story (to be read in less than 10 minutes) to: email@example.com
Event details – are stupendously straight-forward:
…venue: Left Bank, 128 Cheltenham Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS6 5RW
…time: we start at 7pm on the dot on Saturday 21st April 18
…join-in: the ‘finish the lines’ competition – win a Talking Tales badge
Stokes Croft Writers would love to see you there.
We had a fantastic March with stories from Jennifer Harvey, Adam Lock, Neil Campbell, Brian Kirk and Alicia Bakewell amongst others.
Fictive Dream is open to submissions of short stories and flash fiction (500 – 2,500 words). As always, we’re interested in material with a contemporary feel. Your stories may be on any subject. They may be challenging, dramatic, playful, exhilarating or cryptic. Above all, they must be well-crafted and compelling.
Check out the Fictive Dream website here.
Look at our submission guidelines here.
We’re looking forward to receiving your best work!