The London Independent Story Prize is NOW open for submissions!
£200 Winner Prize
Up to 300words
Hotel is a magazine for new approaches to fiction, non-fiction and poetry, which features new work from established authors and emerging talent. Hotel aims to provide a space for experimental reflection on literature’s role as “art” and cultural mediator. Our first issue (spring 2016) includes new work by Will Eaves, Jane Yeh and Eley Williams. Our second issue (autumn 2016) will feature work by Wayne Koestenbaum, Amanda DeMarco and Mary Margaret Rinebold. Hotel is currently available from the Institute of Contemporary Arts Bookshop in London or here.
The Function Room is upstairs at The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB.
There will be readings from both HOTEL #1. & HOTEL #2, including Holly Pester, Duncan White, Eley Williams and Will Eaves.
Short Fiction‘s current issue. 13 stories including fiction by Toby Litt, Carol Maver, Cynan Jones, Luke Kennard and Mary O’Donoghue, plus our competition winner. All fiction is presented with bespoke front illustration, and there is artwork throughout by David Shrigley.
Order your copy by following the link above.
The launch of Boundless magazine from Arkbound on October 9th-11th saw interest from lots of people. We sold many copies of the magazine and had a great mix of local artists, writers and musicians. Well done to all who made this event one to remember!
New submissions to the next edition are welcomed.
Check out the fourth issue of the Trafika Europe literary quarterly, free online.
Trafika Europe 4 – Armenian Rhapsody features new Armenian writing by Nara Vardanyan, Anahit Hayrapetyan, Marine Petrossian, Armen of Armenia and Sargis Hovsepyan, plus stunning Italian verse, densely beautiful German prose, superb Romanian poetry, Ukrainian science fiction, and some startling artwork.
Some of the best new literature from Europe
Hello, dearest Bunburyists
We’re back! Bunbury Magazine hath returnethethethed. Firstly, belated salutations of the season to you and yours! Secondly, we knew we’d find you here. We’re not being cocky or anything – we have proof.
And here is the new issue right here, just click the picture!
There are far too many people to thank for making this issue possible but you all know who you are so give yourselves a great big pat on the back and grab yourself a pint of something you enjoy most!
So, two-thousand-and-fifteen. The year we are supposed to greet Marty McFly to the future. Have you all got your hover-boards polished and strange colander-hat-type things on? That aside, we’re hoping to have a very good year this year, like last year but even better.
In two-thousand-and-fourteen, we were absolutely astonished by the quality of the submissions we received and we want (and indeed, have for this issue) more of the same! We do not really believe in new year resolutions here but if you are going to make one, make it to send something over to us – artwork, poems, photographs, you know the drill! We love what we do and we hope you do too.
While you are about and reading some fine works, please feel free to visit our WordPress blog where our own esteemed Christopher Moriarty has set himself the challenge of writing one poem a day for the entire year. Any feedback, encouragement, criticism, jeering or loitering is extremely welcome! You can read it all here:
We have plans this year. Big ones. We are going to be making some very positive moves to make your Bunbury experience more shiny than it ever has been. We hope you all stay on board.
As you all know, at Bunbury it is our contributors that make the magazine as great as it is. We are not like other publications, that will give you only one issue and then leave you at the creativity turn-pike. We love it when you all get involved regularly so this is our official invitation to get involved in the next issue. The theme is ‘Power’. Dazzle us once more. Send your dazzling works to our lovely people over at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also survive on you lovely people sharing us on social media. So if you tweet or use Facebook, please give this issue a big shout out. Our handle is @MagazineBunbury. There is also a link below for a little readership survey which we are using to build information which could lead to some great developments in the future. Please spare a few minutes to give us your thoughts.
One very, very last thing. On the 17th of February, it s our esteemed editor Keri-Ann Edwards’ birthday. To celebrate, we are hosting a live Do The Write Thing event. We have open mic spots and headline slots available so if you are free, in the area and love a good night, get yourself along. We are at Bar Ten on Silver Street, Bury, Lancs. The fun kicks off at 2000! Just click the link right above for the Facebook event page.
Well, that is probably enough rambling from us. Let’s get to the meat of it. Welcome to the first edition of Bunbury for two-thousand-and-fifteen. We hope you get the cultural fix you need.
Merry (belated) Christmas and Happy New Year,
Christopher, Keri, and Matt.
We’re delighted to announce 2015’s Moth Short Story Prize, judged by Donal Ryan, with prizes of €3,000, a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including €250 travel expenses) and €1,000.
The prize is open to anyone, as long as the work is their own and previously unpublished. Word limit 6,000.
The closing date is 30 June 2015.
The winning stories will appear in the autumn issue of The Moth.
See http://www.themothmagazine.com for more details