April Round-Up

New on ShortStops


Two new lit mags join our list: The Shadow Bootha print mag for weird fiction, and audio podcast magazineOther People’s FlowersCheck out their ShortStops Pages…

 

Competitions

The Bristol Short Story Prize is open to entries of stories up to 4000 words long until May 1st. Reflex Fiction’s Summer 2018 Flash Fiction competition is now open, 180-360 words. deadline May 31st – which is also the closing date 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 now open, deadline June 29th, and there is a new and free-to-enter short story competition for residents of Warwickshire, deadline May 20th.

 

Lit Mags

Crossways magazine is open to submissions for its summer issue. Fictive Dream is calling for submissions, as is DNA magazine, which has extended its call for submissions of creative nonfiction on the theme of Lies & Confessions until April 13th. Shooter magazine’s deadline for submissions is April 8th for its ‘Dirty Money’ issue and The Cardiff Review is open til April 15th for submissions for its queer issue.

 

Workshops

Irish writer Claire Keegan is holding a two-day fiction workshop at Goldsmith’s University, London, on April 21-22.

Anthologies and Festivals

Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing is now available and the launch is 19 April in Falmouth. Booking is now open for the 2018 Flash Fiction Festival, being held in Bristol in July.

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March Round-Up

New on ShortStops

Welcome to new online literary magazine Words for the Wild  – check out their ShortStops Page here! And to new flash fiction magazine, flash & cinder, have a look at their ShortStops Page!

 

 

 

Lit Mags

The Cardiff Review is calling for submissions for its queer issue and the Nottingham Review wants your stories for its first print issue. The A3 Review is almost ready to start on Issue 8 and would like your thoughtson their small press. New flash fiction magazine flash & cinder is born. Shooter magazine wants your stories for its ‘Dirty Money’ issue and Fictive Dream is open for submissions, too.

Live Lit

Story Friday’s next event is “home”-themed, 9 March in Bath. Writers Unchained is calling for submissions on the theme “A Moment in Time” for its next event, on April 29th, in Bristol. Stroud Short Stories is now open for submissions for its May 20th event in Stroud. Flashers’ Club have posted an update about how their Feb 8th event went.

Anthologies etc…

Corona Books is calling for submissions for the Corona Book of Science Fiction, deadline March 12th. And submissions for National Flash Fiction Day 2018 are now open.

 

 

Competitions

Enter Brittle Star’s short story and poetry competitions, judged by Nicholas Royle and Pascale Petit, deadline March 14th, for free when you buy a subscription to the magazine.  There is a new and free-to-enter short story competition for residents of Warwickshire, deadline May 20th.

February Round-Up

New on ShortStops


Welcome to new online Irish literary magazine Crossways  – check out their ShortStops Page here!

 

 

 

Lit Mags

Here Comes Everyone is open for submissions for their Tomorrow issue, and new Irish online magazine Crossways is calling for submissions. Bunbury magazine unveils issue 18 and issue 19 is open for submissions, and the A3 Review has announced 6 new themes for you to submit work on.

 

Live Lit

There are two Twisted Love events being held by Hand of Doom Producitions, in Folkestone and Faversham, on Feb 16 and 17. Telling Tales is calling for submissions for its Feb 17th event in Bristol – and audience members, and Story Friday is calling for submissions for its “home”-themed event on 9 March in Bath.

 

Competitions

Words and Women announces the winners of its 2017/2018 competition.

January Round-Up

Happy New Year from ShortStops Towers! Here’s to a year filled with short stories, great reading, performing and writing!

New on the site: We welcome new Leicester Live Lit Night, Buzzword – check out their ShortStops Page here!

Lit Mags

The Shadow Booth Vol. 1, a new journal of weird and eerie fiction, is out now, and the brand new issue of Here Comes Everyone, the Brutal Issue, is out. Fictive Dream is open to submissions of stories from 500-2500 words with a contemporary feel.

Competitions

Two days left to enter the London Independent Story Prize, which closes on January 10th. The Squat Pen Rests short story competition is open til January 19th and six finalists will read their stories at a live event in Swindon on January 26th. Reflex Fiction announces its Autumn 2017 winners, it’s Winter 2017 longlist, and opens the Spring 2018 contest to submissions.

December round-up

Lit Mags

We’re delighted to welcome two new lit mags to our list: Use Your Words, “open to submissions of all kinds; poetry, short stories, personal essays and anything in between”, and the Arts Foundry, “a website and journal based in the Black Country, championing regional art and writing”.

Fictive Dream has a special call for submissions for Flash Fiction February. Open Pen releases its 20th issue, and the A3 Review’s 7th issue is here. Bunbury has a new issue, Fallout, and Palm-sized Press’ ‘Retrospective’ zine is now available for pre-order. Spelk is open to flash fiction submissions.

Anthologies

Hometown Tales are looking for writers from Wales and the south-west for their new series of anthologies.

Live Lit

Talking Tales is holding their next event on Dec 9th in Bristol.

Competitions

The Ruth Rendell short story competition closes on December 22. The Casket of Fictional Delights has announced its 2017 Flash Fiction competition winners, and Reflex Fiction has announced its summer 2017 winners

November Round-Up

Lit Mags

Competitions

Words and Women are counting down to their competition deadline on Nov 15th and asking you to polish that prose. The Casket of Fictional Delights has announced its 2017 Flash Fiction competition winners, and Reflex Fiction has announced its summer 2017 winners – its Winter 2017 Flash Fiction competition is open until November 30th. and the Ruth Rendell short story competition is open until December 22.

Live Lit

White Rabbit is celebrating World Kindness Day on November 13th with a free storytelling event in London. Story Fridays gets the shivers – and wants your storiesfor its ‘haunting’ event in Bath, deadline Nov 13th. There’s even more Smut Slam across the UK in November. 

October Round-Up

Lit Mags

Competitions

Words and Women writing competition for women writers is open to entries, deadline November 15th, and Reflex Fiction’s Winter 2017 Flash Fiction competitionis now open, deadline November 30th.The Walter Swan Short Story Prize is now open to submissions, deadline 16 October, and the Ruth Rendell short story competition is open until December 22.

Live Lit

Talking Tales is calling for submissions for its event as part of the Bristol Festival of Literature on Oct 28th. Solstice Shorts is calling for submissions on the theme of “dusk” for its festival on December 21st.

Workshops

London Lit Lab is running a Write and Edit A Story In A Weekend Workshop, Oct 7-8th. Words and Women have launched a series of Writing Sundays in Norwich in September and October.