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.
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September Round-Up

Lit Mags

Bunbury has a call for submissions for Issue 18. The A3 Review is all about Silver, Gold and Some Hard Cash with their silver-themed contest and new submission themes. Fictive Dream wants your stories, and Dopplegänger has blogged with a call for submissions. Tales from the Forest has several upcoming themed deadlines. Fairlight Books has launched a new platform for literary fiction. Shooter magazine has opened submissions for its next issue, ‘New Life’.

Workshops

London Lit Lab is running a Write and Edit A Story In A Weekend Workshop, Oct 7-8th. Get a free short story critique with the Writers HQ online writing short fiction course, which begins Sep 18th. Words and Women have launched a series of Writing Sundays in Norwich in September and October.There are two free writing workshops in Devon on medieval murder and 17th century romance on Sept 14th  – and a free Writing & Walking “walkshop” in Bristol on 15th September.

Live Lit

Story Fridays is calling for submissions on the theme of Speed of Light for their next event in Bath, and Stroud Short Stories want stories from Gloucs writers for their November event. There’s more Smut Slam in September. Speed book-clubbing with four shorts translated from Chinese and a discussion with translators is being held in London tomorrow, September 5th.

Short Story Publishers

Arachne Press is celebrating 5 years of short stories and more with a party on Friday 8 Sept, London.

Competitions

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. The Casket of Fictional Delights has unveiled its flash fiction competition longlist. Reflex Fiction brings us Autumn news about its flash fiction contests.

August Round-Up

Lit Mags

The A3 Review is all about Silver, Gold and Some Hard Cash with their silver-themed contest and new submission themes. Fictive Dream wants your stories, and Dopplegänger has blogged with a call for submissions. Bunbury magazine now comes to you in the flesh, in physical form.

Tales from the Forest has several upcoming themed deadlines. Palm-Sized Press is now open for flash fiction submissions, and Fairlight Books has launched a new platform for literary fiction. Shooter magazine has opened submissions for its next issue, ‘New Life’.

 

Anthologies & Pamphlets

Normal Deviation is seeking short stories based on one weird pic, deadline Aug 31.

 

Competitions

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. The Casket of Fictional Delights has unveiled its flash fiction competition longlist. Reflex Fiction brings us Autumn news about its flash fiction contests.

Workshops & Live Events

Speed book-clubbing with four shorts translated from Chinese and a discussion with translators is being held in London on September 5th. There are two free writing workshops in Devon on medieval murder and 17th century romance on Sept 14th  – and a free Writing & Walking “walkshop” in Bristol on 15th September.

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