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.

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.

October Round-Up

Lit Mags & Chapbooks

Fictive Dream is open for submissions for Flash Fiction February 2020. Pixel Heart is calling for submissions for its 4th issue, on the theme of ‘joy’, deadline Nov 1st, and submissions are now open for Shooter lit mag‘s “supernatural” issue.

Competitions

Ouen Press short story competition for stories on the theme of ‘the gift’ is now open, deadline 31st December. Oct 31st is the deadline for entries to A Story for Daniel, a flash fiction competition raising awareness of childhood cancer support. And you have until Dec 2nd to enter the Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition for stories of up to 1000 words.

Live Lit & Festivals

Warwick Live Lit is holding a spooky lit event, Words That Go Bump In The Night, on Oct 10th. Story Friday wants your stories on the theme of ‘Chemistry’ by Oct 28th for its Nov 8th event in Bath. Judy Darley invites you to the launch of her second short story collection, in the company of several other writers, in Waterstones, Bristol on Nov 2nd. Untitled Writers is holding its third salon on Nov 7th in London.

Workshops & Courses

Curtis Brown Creative is running a six-week online short story course taught by Cynan Jones, starting on Oct 17th. Haringey Live Lit’s weekly short story workshop with Kiare Ladner begins on Oct 30th in London.The next 30 Days of Writing online course begins on November 1st, run by Shaun Levin, editor of the A3 Review.

September Round-Up

Competitions

Oct 31st is the deadline for entries to A Story for Daniel, a flash fiction competition raising awareness of childhood cancer support. And you have until Dec 2nd to enter the Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition for stories of up to 1000 words.

Lit Mags & Chapbooks

Fictive Dream has some wonderful news and is calling for submissions. The Shadow Booth Vol. 4 is now available for pre-orderTales from the Forest is calling for submissions, deadline Sep 29.

Workshops & Courses

Haringey Live Lit is running a new weekly short story workshop with Kiare Ladner from Oct 30th in London. Claire Keegan is holding a weekend workshop on dialogue, Oct 5 & 6, County Wexford.

Live Lit

Stroud Short Stories is calling for short stories from Gloucestershire and S. Gloucestershire writers for its event on Nov 10th as part of the Stroud Book Festival, deadline Sep 29th.

August Round-Up

Competitions

A Story for Daniel, a flash fiction competition raising awareness of childhood cancer support, is open for entries, deadline Oct 31. Reflex Fiction announced its Summer longlist and the Autumn flash competition is open for entries of between 180-360 words, deadline Aug 31.  The Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition is open for entries of up to 1000 words, deadline Dec 2.

 

Lit Mags & Chapbooks

Tales from the Forest is calling for submissions, deadline Sep 29, Issue 13 of the Nottingham Review is now available. Fictive Dream is calling for submissions.

 

Articles & Blogs

Shannon Savvas reviews KM Elkesnew flash fiction collection, All That Is Between Us. Baret Magarian tells us about the gestation of his new short story collection, Melting Point.

 

Live Lit

Talking Tales is open for submissionsuntil Aug 9 for its flash fiction special in Bristol on Aug 20. Short Shorts Friday is holding its next event on August 30 at the Pentameters Theatre, London.