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

 

March Round-Up I

Lit Mags & Anthologies

We’re delighted to welcome DNA magazine to our Lit Mags list: “devoted to the craft of detailing personal memories. We’re looking for 300-500 word non-fiction stories about real lives – of people, objects or places.” Check them out!

Chroma magazine is calling for submissions around the colour red for its first issue. Spelk is open for submissions of flash fiction until March 12th and England’s Future History wants your end-of-the-world stories by March 31st. Fictive Dream would like your stories, and 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. and Number Eleven’s Issue 9 is now live.

Live Lit

Stroud Short Stories is open to submissions, deadline April 22nd, for their 21st May event in Stroud. Story Sunday is holding its next event on March 19th, in Bristol. Smut Slam continues its UK tour in March.

Competitions

Deadline is today (March 13th) for the SOURCE magazine Words X Images competition! Submit your flashes to the National Flash Fiction Day MicroFiction competition by March 31st and to the NFFD anthology by April 14th.

The Short Fiction Prize 2017 closes  on March 31st. 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 competitionWin a place on the Swanwick Summer School in August.

Workshops & Courses

February Round-Up

Live Lit

Story Sunday wants your stories on the theme of “Another Country” for their next event, on March 19th, in Bristol. Talking Tales #12 is in Bristol on Feb 18th, with a “Bad Erotica” theme, and Hand of Doom present Twisted Love: An Antidote to Valentine’s,two nights of alternative love stories, in Faversham on Feb 14th & 17th. Smut Slam continues its UK tour throughout February.
 

Lit Mags

Fictive Dream would like your stories, and Token Magazine is calling for submissions for its first issue, with a particular focus on BAME writers. Number Eleven’s Issue 9 is now live. Tales From The Forest has a call for submissions for Issue #5.
 

Competitions

The Shooter short story competition is now open, deadline April 26th. Win a place on the Swanwick Summer School in August. The inaugural Reflex Flash Fiction competition is now open, deadline 28th Feb, and the Short Fiction Prize 2017 is openfor entries, deadline March 31st. The 2017 Crediton Short Story Competition is now accepting entries, deadline 20 April.

Anthologies

Stories for Homes Vol 2, an anthology raising money for the charity Shelter, is open for submissions until TOMORROW Feb 14th. Cornish Short Stories wants your stories set in Cornwall for an anthology to be published in 2018.