The London Independent Story Prize is NOW open for submissions!
£200 Winner Prize
Up to 300words
Hello dear readers!
Just a quick one this time.
Here at Bunbury Magazine we are, once again open for submissions! Want to find out how or what our guidelines are? Take a look at our Submit To Us section on our webpage.
This time, we’ve gone for the theme of ‘The Hunt’. We hope this will be a lot of fun so feel free to use it as a prompt but as always, we’re looking forward to seeing all of the different interpretations.
Also in the this issue will be the interviews from all of the fantastic performers we met at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Haven’t had a chance to read our last issue yet? Take a look here at issue 16 it’s packed full of the good stuff.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Christopher & Keri,
Breadless Crust is looking for innovative writing
really anything that might fall under the wind-inverted umbrella of ‘experimental’
but most importantly, just great writing
please send up to 2000 words w/ short bio to email@example.com
submissions depending, we will publish a piece every couple of weeks from summer 2017
simultaneous subs accepted
response within 1 month
authors retain all rights
Submissions are now open for issue #2 of The Ham.
We’re looking for short-fiction, poetry, art, and photography based around the theme(s) of ‘Change & Stasis’. Please see the submissions page for guidelines and further details.
Copies of issue #1 of The Ham can now be ordered online. This first issue contains work from a whopping 51 contributors, and is free of charge – you will only be charged for the price of postage.
Finally, we are very excited to announce plans for a launch party to celebrate the release of our inaugural issue. The venue is the wonderful community owned Ivy House in Nunhead, the date is Tuesday 13th December, and we’ll be kicking things off from around 7.30pm. There will be live readings from contributors, and music from the amazing Whiskey Moonface. The event is free, open to the public, and there will be lots of copies of issue #1 to take away for free. Come along if you can, the more the merrier, it should be a great way to meet other lovers of short-stories and poetry, and to hear some wonderful readings and music. Drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to do a reading of your work too!
This is a final call for submissions from free literary & arts zine The Ham.
We have set a final submission deadline for our first issue of September 1st, and we hope to go to print by the end of that month. The response to our initial calls for submissions has been fantastic, but we still have a few pages to fill with your short stories, poetry, and visual arts.
The theme for the first issue is the letter ‘A’. Interpret that how you will.
Please send all submissions to email@example.com
For submission guidelines see https://thehamfreepress.wordpress.com/submit/
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Elbow Room Prize has returned for a second year to celebrate art in all guises. The deadline is Sunday the 14th of August at midnight GMT.
We at Elbow Room a delighted to return with The Elbow Room Prize for a second year. With the deadline fast approaching we want to make sure everyone has had their chance to enter. We love short fiction of every kind at Elbow Room and can think of nothing more enjoyable than poring over well crafted fiction from every genre, style and subject out there.
The prize will culminate in a London based exhibition, reading and anthology publication. We once again look forward to receiving and sharing your gems with the world.
For more details about the event take a look at The Elbow Room Prize 2015.
The Elbow Room Prize 2015 anthology is available for sale in our shop, www.elbow-room.org/shop
Winners will be notified by Wednesday the 30th of September via email and will be publicised on the website soon after.
The event will be held towards the end of October and will be publicised after the winners are announced.
The Judging Panel:
Zelda Chappel grew up in London and the South of England. She is co-curator at Elbow Room. She writes, often on the back of things and never in black ink. Her work has been published in a number of publications both online and in print. in 2014, Zelda won the Battered Moons Poetry Competition. Her debut collection, Girl in the Dog-tooth Coat was published by Bare Fiction in 2015.
Harry Denniston is a short story writer, poet and playwright currently based in London. His work has been published in places such as Elbow Room, Inky Needles, Dactyl and Quick Fictions, and his plays have been performed in London, Norwich and Edinburgh. Harry was one of the inaugural Elbow Room Prize winners.
Rosie Sherwood is an artist, scholar and independent publisher. As the heart of Sherwood’s interdisciplinary practise is a fascination with time and a desire to tell stories. In 2012 Sherwood founded As Yet Untitled and started publishing Elbow Room. Sherwood graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with an MA in Book Arts in 2013. She has delivered conference papers and University lectures across the country. Sherwood has taken part in artist book fairs, as well as group and solo exhibition, most recently at the Southbank Centre. Sherwood’s work can be found in special collections including The Poetry Library, Tate Library and Archive and the national libraries of both Victoria and Queensland (Australia).
For full details on each category and how to enter please visit our website www.elbow-room.org
(For full details on submitting your poetry to The Elbow Room Prize click HERE or on POETRY box)
(For full details on submitting your short fiction to The Elbow Room Prize click HERE or on SHORT FICTION box)
(For full details on submitting your visual arts to The Elbow Room Prize click HERE or on VISUAL ARTS box)
For each category:
First prize in each category: £200
Second and third prizes in each category: £50 each
All winners will be published in a special competition anthology edition of Elbow Room.
All winners will be featured in a London based exhibition and live event.
FAQ (for all categories)
You do not have to be a London (or even UK) based artist/writer to enter. If your work is selected and you are unable to attend or transport your work to the event, solutions will be found to ensure you are featured.
All entries will be judged anonymously so it is important that your name does not appear anywhere on the work itself.
Visual Arts include (but are not limited to) Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Drawing, Illustration, Sculpture, Video Arts, Animation, Books Arts and mixed media pieces. If you are unsure if your work qualifies please do not hesitate to contact us.
For the visual arts category we are classifying a piece of work as a single image, video, sculpture or object. This can include a book (or similar) that includes multiple images within it so long at they are contained/bound together. If you are unsure if your work qualifies do not hesitate to contact us for further details.
The visual arts submissions will be being judged as the based on the quality of the original piece of work rather than how it will appear in publication format. If multiple images of the same piece of work are needed to best display it for the judges (eg an installation or sculptor) that is completely acceptable.
We will happily accept work by artists and writers working collaboratively, please simply include all your names and biographical details in the body of your email. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details if required.
The piece submitted can be from a larger body of work or series. If this is the case please indicate in the description of the work.
Any video art or animation entrees must be no longer than 20 minutes.
If your work is untitled that is fine but please clearly state this.
Any further questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Elbow Room Competition Question.
Elbow Room reserves the right to change the judging panel or not to award prizes.
We reserve the right to use your work to promote the event but all copyright remains with the writers/artists.
I am looking for help from writers in putting together a collection of short stories as a charity fundraiser for the charity ‘War Child.’ I have collected eight stories so far which are in various stages of draft (5 of mine and 3 written by a friend). A version of one of them is at: http://stevek1889.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/side-by-side-short-story-first.html
So far all the stories have a 1st World War or 2nd World War theme, (but there’s no reason it couldn’t extend beyond that to other conflicts – that was just our cultural perspective). They are all about people reflecting on war or affected by it (I am not interested in anything glorifying war or violence though). I would love to collect stories from different cultural perspectives.
The rules are: they must start with “Joe stepped off the train and held the package close to his side” (or “Jo stepped off the train and held the package close to her side,” or using a similar name – I don’t want to close off other cultures by restricting it to European-centric names). I’d like to keep them quite short – up to about 2000 words long, but it is quality that counts so I won’t rule anything out on length.
Because it’s for charity I can’t pay you for them, but I’d do my best to give you a plug. I can’t promise your work will get in, but if I can see it working, even if it’s not quite what I was after, I will look to work with you in editing: but equally I don’t want to teach granny to suck eggs either! I accept I am no expert.
Look forward to your ideas. The easiest way to get in touch would be via Twitter: @stevek1889. or e-mail: email@example.com