July Round-Up II

Lit Mags

We’re delighted to welcome FOUR new lit mags to our list, do check them out:

Dopplegänger: “x 6 short stories, in print, twice a year. x 3 of those stories will be realist. x 3 will be magical realist.”
Ellipsis Zine: “an online publication for beautifully written fiction & creative nonfiction. 1,000 words or fewer, any genre.”
Idle Ink: “an independent zine published in Hull which features the weird and wonderful inner workings of emerging creatives”
Palm-Sized Press: “a small independent press based in the North East of England, which accepts writing from all over the world.”

And Dopplegänger has already blogged with a call for submissions. Fictive Dreamwould also like your stories, and Shooter magazine has opened submissions for its next issue, ‘New Life’. DNA mag wants your submissions for Issue 2 by tonight, Monday July 24th.

 

Live Lit

Flashers Club announces its next event, on Aug 3rd, in Cheltenham. There are more Smut Slams around the country this summer. Talking Tales is still open to submissions for its 15th event, on Aug 12th in Bristol.

Anthologies & Pamphlets

V. Press is open for flash pamphlet submissions until tonight, July 24th, and Normal Deviation is seeking short stories based on one weird pic.

Competitions & Courses

Reflex Fiction brings us Autumn news about its flash fiction contests. Writers HQ has an online course for anyone whose short story might want to be a novel, beginning Aug 7th.

July Round-Up

Dear short story lovers, if you are on twitter, could you spare a minute to vote in our Twitter poll, asking what UK short story writers want, as research for an article I am writing for Mslexia?
Thanks, and happy July!

Tania

Lit Mags

Shooter magazine has opened submissions for its next issue, ‘New Life’. DNA mag instructs you to read Issue 1 and submit for Issue 2. Token Magazine also wants submissions for its second issue on the theme of ‘bodies’ and issue 16 of Bunbury is here. Popshot magazine wants your writing for its ‘Light’ issue, and Fictive Dream wants your stories.

Anthologies

Live Lit

 Talking Tales is open to submissions for its 15th event, on Aug 12th in Bristol. Flashers Club brings you news about its next event in August in Cheltenham.

June Round-Up

Lit Mags & Anthologies

Popshot magazine wants your writing for its ‘Light’ issue. Tales from the Forest announces a bunch of issues, and Breadless Crust returns with a call for submissions. Short Fiction announces their competition longlist and other stories, and Fictive Dream wants your stories. The A3 Review wants you to vote now and help them decide. The Ham has launched Issue #2. Here Comes Everyone is calling for submissions for their next issue, ‘Brutal’.

Live Lit

Smut Slam is continuing its UK tour in June. Story Friday is calling for submissions on the theme of ‘South’ for its June event in Bath. Flashers Club brings you news about its next event in August in Cheltenham. White Rabbit is hosting a story cabaret as a fundraiser for Refugee Week in June. The UK’s first Flash Fiction Festival is being held in Bath on June 24th and 25th.

Competitions

The V S Pritchett Memorial Prize closes today, 14 June. Ouen Press has announced the results of their 2016 short story competition.

May Round-Up II

Hello short story fans, welcome to the second round-up in May of what’s been going on here on the blog over the past few weeks, from new issues of lit mags to calls for submission for live lit, journals and competitions.
Happy reading!
Best wishes,
Tania

Lit Mags & Anthologies

The Ham has launched Issue #2, and The A3 Review instructs you to Behave Yourself and Submit. Here Comes Everyone is calling for submissions for their next issue, ‘Brutal’. The Nottingham Review launches Issue 7 and a call for submissions, and Fictive Dream celebrates their first birthday.

 

Live Lit & Book Tours

Story Friday is calling for submissions on the theme of ‘South’ for its June event in Bath. Flashers Club brings you news about its next event in August in Cheltenham. White Rabbit is hosting a story cabaret as a fundraiser for Refugee Week in June. Smut Slam iscontinuing its UK tour in May. Talking Tales’ next event is at the Bath Fringe Festival on June 2nd. Also in Bath, the UK’s first Flash Fiction Festival is being held on June 24th and 25th.

 

Competitions

Don’t miss your chance to submit to the Casket of Fictional Delights’ flash fiction competition – which closes on 31 May, as does  the Reflex summer flash fiction competition. The Dorset Fiction Award is accepting entries until 10 June, and the V S Pritchett Memorial Prize is open, deadline 14 June. Ouen Press has announced the results of their 2016 short story competition.

 

Workshops & Courses

May Round-Up

Live Lit & Book Tours

Lit Mags & Anthologies

The Nottingham Review launches Issue 7 and a call for submissions, and Fictive Dream celebrates their first birthday. The A3 Review tells us about its new things: An issue, A Contest and A3 on Instagram. Bunbury is back with Issue 15 and some exciting news.

Competitions

Ouen Press has announced the results of their 2016 short story competition. The Casket of Fictional Delights’ flash fiction competition closes on 31 May, as does  the Reflex summer flash fiction competition. The Dorset Fiction Award is accepting entries until 10 June, and the V S Pritchett Memorial Prize is open, deadline 14 June.

Workshops & Courses

April Round-Up

Lit Mags & Anthologies

The A3 Review tells us about its new things: An issue, A Contest and A3 on Instagram. Bunbury is back with Issue 15 and some exciting news. Fictive Dream is open to submissions of short stories and flash fiction. DNA magazine asks if writing for DNA magazine is on your list of things to do. to be published in 2018.

Competitions

The Casket of Fictional Delights is running a flash fiction competition, deadline 31 May.  The 2017 Crediton Short Story Competition is now accepting entries, deadline 20 April, and you have until April 26th to enter the Shooter short story competition. The Reflex summer flash fiction competition is now open, deadline May 31.

Live Lit & Book Tours

Arachne Press presents Liam Hogan on a book tour for his new short story collection, Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed. While Talking Tales’ submissions are now closed,they’d like to invite you to their next event on April 22nd in Bristol.  Hand of Doom iscalling for submissions from Kent writers for its May event.  Stroud Short Stories isopen to submissions, deadline April 22nd, for their 21st May event in Stroud.  Here are the April dates for the Smut Slam UK tour. The UK’s first Flash Fiction Festival is being held in Bath on June 24th and 25th.

Workshops & Courses

 

March Round-Up II

Lit Mags & Anthologies

DNA magazine asks if writing for DNA magazine is on your list of things to do, and Bunbury would like you to vote for them in the Saboteur awards.

Chroma magazine is calling for submissions around the colour red for its first issue. England’s Future History wants your end-of-the-world stories by March 31st, and Fictive Dream would like your stories. Tales From The Forest has a call for submissions for Issue #5. Cornish Short Stories wants your stories set in Cornwall for an anthology to be published in 2018.

 

Competitions

The Print Express children’s short story competition closes on March 31st,  as does the  Short Fiction Prize 2017 – and the National Flash Fiction Day MicroFiction competition. Flash submissions for the NFFD anthology are open until April 14th. The2017 Crediton Short Story Competition is now accepting entries, deadline 20 April, and you have until April 26th to enter the Shooter short story competition. The Reflex summer flash fiction competition is now open, deadline May 31.

 

Live Lit & Festivals

The UK’s first Flash Fiction Festival is being held in Bath on June 24th and 25th. Stroud Short Stories is open to submissions, deadline April 22nd, for their 21st May event in Stroud.  Smut Slam continues its UK tour in March.

Workshops & Courses