Is Your Work Too Intense?

deadline 10 janIf it is, we’d like to see it. The A3 Review and Press is seeking flash fiction or short stories that overshare, are deeply lyrical, and say something about what it’s like to be alive at this point in time. Deadline is 10th January 2020.

For examples of the kind of prose The A3 Press publishes, check out MASH by Lena Ziegler, Jason Jackson’s The Unit, and My New Car by Alan Sincic.

Selected titles receive £200 and 10 copies of the published work.

For more details and how to submit, visit their Submittable page here.

Fictive Dream’s Flash Fiction February 2020

The submissions window for Fictive Dream’s Flash Fiction February 2020 is now open.

During Flash Fiction February, now in its third year, we will feature a new piece of flash fiction throughout the month. That’s a new story, every day, starting on 1 February right through to February 29. Our submissions window will remain open until December 31, 2019.

As always, we’re interested in material with a contemporary feel on any subject. Your stories may be challenging, dramatic, playful, exhilarating, even cryptic. Above all, they must be well-crafted and compelling.

We’ve put a squeeze on our usual word count though, so only stories of between 200–750 words please.

Read our Flash Fiction February 2020 submission guidelines here.

Check out the Fictive Dream website here.

For those of you who prefer to write longer stories we remain open to standard submissions (500–2,500 words). 

We’re looking forward to receiving your best work!

Laura Black
Editor

Website www.fictivedream.com
Twitter @fictivedream
Instagram fictive.dream

The A3 Press is Open for Business

a3 press logoThe A3 Press has just launched it’s first two chapbook titles, and three more will be released by the end of March 2019. Created by the folks who publish The A3 Review, The A3 Press will publish 10-12 chapbooks every year.

We are open for submissions, and are looking for prose, poetry and artwork that tackles what it’s like to be alive at this point in history. We celebrate urgent work that might struggle to find a traditional home, work that’s lyrical and intense, a bit weird, hybrid and experimental. We also welcome work that’s traditionally beautiful. Please visit our Submittable page for full details. Deadline for chapbook submissions is 31 May 2019.

You can see our first chapbook titles here.

The A3 Review continues to run it’s monthly contests and to publish two issues every year. To be in the running to qualify for our next issue, Issue 10, enter our February contest on the theme of Romance. Full details here.

We look forward to reading your work, and do get in touch with any queries: a3@writingmaps.com

2018 Flash Fiction Competition

The Casket of Fictional Delights

HURRY CLOSING DATE 31st MAY 2018

We are looking for entries with a maximum of 300 words (excluding title). The competition is open to anyone over 18.

Judge: David Gaffney

Entry: £5 per Flash Fiction. 

Prizes                

  • The winning Flash Fiction will receive £150.
  • The top Eight Flash Fictions will be published online on The Casket of Fictional Delights
  • The top Four Flash Fictions will be professionally recorded and broadcast in a special audio podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher, promoted by The Casket of Fictional Delights.

Full set of Rules and writing Tips available on the website.

Judge David Gaffney has the following advice –

I do not expect to understand it at first. I expect to be a little confused. I hope to be a little confused. I will expect to have to read it again, and maybe again after that. And the feeling I want to have after finishing it is a feeling that I have understood something I didn’t understand before but I still don’t really know what it is.”

Enter

Good Luck Everyone

#FindYourStory

Call for Submissions

DEADLINE: 10th May / DYDDIAD CAU 10 MAI

rhaw Magazine is a new arts and culture magazine focusing on the creative work produced in North Wales, by both students and the local community. Our first issue is due to be published on the 1st July and is not theme-specific. You are welcome to submit any work you have as long as it complies with the submission guidelines. We look forward to receiving your work, be it a short story, poem, a photograph, a comic strip, or anything in between.

Mae rhaw yn gylchgrawn celfyddyddau a diwylliant newydd sy’n canolbwyntio ar y Gwaith creadigol a gynhyrchir yng Ngogledd Cymru, gan fyfyrwyr a’r gymuned leol. Disgwylir cyhoeddi ein rhifyn cyntaf ar y 1af o Orffenaf; ac nid yw’n thema-benodol. Mae croesoi chi gyflwyno unrhyw waith sydd genych chi cyhyd a’i fod yn cydymffurfio â’r canllawiau cyflwyno. Edrychwn ymalen at dderbyn eich gwaith, boed yn gerdd, ffotograff, stribed comig, neu unrhyw beth tebyg.

 

For more information visit our website / Am fwy o wybodaeth ewch i’n gwefan:

www.rhawmagazine.wixsite.com/home

 

To submit your work, go to / I gyflwyno’ch gwaith, ewch i: 

www.rhawmagazine.wixsite.com/submission

 

 

Submissions Call Issue 18 & Edinburgh!

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!
Get Scribbling,
Christopher & Keri,
Bunbury Magazine

Fictive Dream call for submissions

Fictive Dream is open to submission all year round. If you write high-quality, original short stories, then we’d like to hear from you.

We especially like material that gives an insight into the human condition. Your writing may be challenging, dramatic, playful, or cryptic. Above all, it must be well-crafted and compelling.

Check out our website here.

See our submission guidelines here.  

We look forward to receiving your best short stories and flash fiction (500-2,500 words).

Happy writing!

Laura Black
Editor

Twitter @fictivedream
Website www.fictivedream.com

Short story competition for North London’s magazine SOURCE

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Source magazine would like to invite creative writers of any level to submit work/s for our Words X Images project where writers will have the chance to have their work published in Source issue 5 alongside the chosen inspirational photo.

Three overall winners will be chosen based on the best short story and photo collaboration.

Each published winner (3 photographers, 3 writers) will receive a £100 prize.

No entry fee.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW to receive the shortlist of photos to inspire your story on 1st March 2017

Contact: p.sabatini@totality.co.uk

About us:

Source Magazine is a celebration of the lifestyle that can be enjoyed in and around north London’s Woodberry Down (Finsbury Park), a regeneration development of more than 5,500 homes located on the banks of the New River and 42 acres of open water at the Stoke Newington Reservoirs – including a nature reserve.

You can view the latest issue online here: Source Magazine Issue 4

Source is a free, bi-annual publication, available in print and online. 10,000 print copies are distributed at entertainment, leisure, F&B, arts and culture and corporate venues across Haringey, Hackney, Islington and The City. E.g. The Hoxton Hotel, Vice Media Group, The Hackney Empire etc.

Eligibility:

  • The writer must either reside in or belong to a writing club within the key London boroughs surrounding Woodberry Down (Haringey, Islington, Hackney)
  • The story must be related to and inspired by one of Totality’s chosen photographs.
  • Short stories must be between 500 and 1,000 words

Subject:

  • Given the criteria above are met, the subject matter is open to the writer, fiction or non-fiction, on the condition that the short story is set in and around the key borough/s

Submission date:

Click here for more information.

Get in touch now!

Spelk: Open for Submissions

Spelk is open for submissions.

Our current reading period is February 14 to March 12.

We will let you know by mid-March if your story has been accepted.

Submission guidelines: http://spelkfiction.com/submit-2/

Please keep the following in mind if you’d like to send us something:

  • We publish flash fiction — 500 words, give or take.
  • We’ll consider just about any genre: we’re not fussy if it’s “literary” or “non-literary.” If we like it, we’ll publish it.
  • We don’t publish poetry or non-fiction.
  • We post three stories a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • We want previously unpublished stories. If you’ve got something good, we want it to appear on Spelk first.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but let us know if you place your story somewhere else.
  • We don’t accept multiple submissions, so just one story at a time please.
  • We don’t pay. Sorry.
  • You retain all rights to your story, but we’d like to archive it on our site.
  • Spell-check your story before you send it. Proof it. Make sure it’s the best you can make it.
  • Send us a Word document and include a short bio at the end of your story. Let us know if you’re on Facebook or Twitter, or if you have your own website.
  • Email your story to Gary Duncan at spelkfiction@gmx.com (subject line: SUBMISSIONS — “STORY TITLE”).

TOKEN Magazine – Call for submissions

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TOKEN magazine is now open for submissions.

We are looking for short stories (in any genre/style) with the word count between 500-5000 words, non-fiction pieces, interviews, illustrations, photography, and artwork. As this issue is our first we really want as many diverse creative works as possible – so if in doubt, submit! We are in particular looking for BAME writers underrepresented in literature and the arts.

There is no theme for this issue.

If you are selected we may want to work with you in developing your piece (this is mainly for written pieces).

All contributors will be given a hard copy of the zine.

To submit please email your piece to tokenmagazine@gmail.com.

 

Rules

Any works published elsewhere (including on your personal blogs) will not be accepted.

The deadline for submitting is midnight (UK time) 28 February 2017.

 

For more information about TOKEN Magazine please see our website here or follow us on twitter here

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – The Real Story – Creative Nonfiction

The Real Story is an Arts Council funded writing organisation devoted to developing creative nonfiction in the UK.

In our online journal, we publish original nonfiction short stories, including personal essays, lyric essays, reportage, narrative journalism and short memoirs of under 3,000 words.

Submissions are free and accepted on a rolling basis (simultaneous submissions ok), accepted pieces will be edited for publication.

See guidelines and submit here: https://therealstory.submittable.com/submit  

Chroma Magazine: Submissions needed

Although we already have a vast range of photographers, artists and graphic designers involved in our up and coming print magazine Chroma, we still need writers, journalists, poets and philosophers.

The first issue is based around the colour red. This can be interpreted in many different ways. We are in particular looking for writing that focuses upon: love, lust, passion, sex, anger, meat, blood, communism, capitalism and any other red object you can think of.

If you are a creative writer, thinker, poet, or have any interest in writing a philosophical (ideas based) article, please get in contact with us.

We are looking for work from around 500-1000 words long, poems no longer than an A4 page.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 30TH APRIL 2016

contact us at:
editor.chromamagazine@gmail.com

www.chromamagazine.com

The Fractured Nuance zine issue #3 seeks submissions!

Remember those old friends paper and pen?

The Fractured Nuance #3 is the HANDWRITTEN issue, celebrating the penned word in all its curvaceous and scrawling glory.

We’re accepting  texts on any subject or theme, provided they are handwritten and sent as a scanned attachment.

Feel free to make mistakes, cross out, redraft, embellish and scribble in the margins.

Full instructions/ guidelines can be found on the website (thefracturednuance.weebly.com). Excavate your stationery now and get scribing!

– Kate,  Editor

Science Fiction short story competition

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Science Fiction Short Story Competition

Sharpen your bluetooth-enabled iquill and dip into your jar of ink distilled from finest Jovian squid.

Shoreline of Infinity is running a science fiction short story competition for readers – that is, anyone who buys the magazine!

We ask you to write a story of up to 4000 words based on artwork by Dumfries artist Stephen Pickering. The prize for the best story is £80 and publication in Shoreline of Infinity.

For full details visit: Shoreline of Infinity Story Writing Competition for Readers

Flight Journal Seeking Bold Short Fiction

Flight Journal, the brainchild of Spread the Word’s Flight Associates is now seeking bold, short fiction for its brand new online journal to be launched in early December 2015.
Stories can be traditional or experimental, flash or nano, playful and/or serious. They can be lyrical, dark or erotic. In all of the above, they must push the boundaries of the short story form either in presentation or subject matter. Published and unpublished writers are both welcome.
Submissions must be 2500 words or less. Flight Journal does not accept work previously published online, on a personal blog or in print.
Editorial team: Spread the Word’s Flight Associates, Jennifer Obidike, Sanya Semakula and Len Lukowski
Deadline: 6 September 2015
For more information, including how to submit your work: http://bit.ly/1MmkXze 

Future Way: Call for Submissions

Calling all doodlers, ponderers, writers, poets and dreamers!

Submit a short story for a chance to be part of an exciting and unique, collaborative public art project in Redcliffe, Bristol.


Following the success of the Bristol Story Trail earlier in the year, get ready for Future Way brought to you by Dream of a Shadow, an online project bridging the gap between reality and fantasy through storytelling.

Working with The Redcliffe Neighbourhood Development Forum (@MoreRedcliffe), Future Way seeks to engage the people of Redcliffe and the wider community of Bristol through a playful and exciting exploration of the area using storytelling.

This is an amazing opportunity for published authors and budding writers in Bristol to collaborate with artists, architects and community groups in a first-of-its-kind, art project which challenges the way we view our city.

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Contributors are encouraged to think about how Redcliffe may be used in the future and set tales within this. Because of the nature of the project, the brief is quite specific and submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • All entries must be set in the future Redcliffe area (how far is up to you)
  • All entries should be in 3-5 sections of 250 words (max) each, forming a trail through the area
  • Each section is planned to be tagged to a specific point within Redcliffe, i.e. a wall, lamp post, street, door etc.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 20th April 2015, so there’s plenty of time to get writing.


Please look at the website for the full brief before getting the pens out!

For any queries tweet us @DoaSLiveFiction and be sure to follow to stay up to date!

Happy writing and good luck!

The Manchester Review Issue 13 & Call for Submissions!

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Dear ShortStops readers,

we want to thank you all for your contributions and support in the run-up to the most recent issue of The Manchester Review, which launched on Monday 8th December. The submissions queue truly impressed us and we think Issue 13 is one of our finest volumes to date, featuring fiction from David Gaffney, Chris KillenJim Quinn, Emily-Jo Hopson, Rob McClure Smith, and the co-winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Sharon Millar. That’s all in addition to a fantastic selection of poetry, and artwork by Debbie Goldsmith.

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As we said in the issue’s editorial, there is clearly no shortage of good literary work emerging and being published in the northwest of England and beyond. With that in mind, we will open again to submissions for our Issue 14, slated for next spring, on Monday 15th December – so please do continue to send us your best work!

In the meantime, happy Christmas to you, from all of our editors!

Valerie, Ian, and John.

Call for Short Story Submissions at ShortStorySunday.com

Deadline: On-going

Short Story Sunday is launching in November 2014 and will create an inviting space for readers to enjoy stories from leading published and unpublished authors from around the world, showcasing one short story each Sunday.

We have been working with top-tier publishers and have received submissions from established literary award-winning international authors alongside newly published authors – and now we want talented unpublished authors too.

What We Publish

We are open to most genres as long as they tell a well-crafted story. We will be publishing Commercial, Young Adult and Children’s Short Story/Flash Fiction but there are genres and topics we won’t be publishing – please check the main site for more information on our submission guidelines.

Festive Contributions

With winter approaching we are also looking for festive-themed stories to run over the festive-period in any of the following genres:

– ‘Uplifting’ Christmas Story

– ‘Alternative’ Christmas Story

– ‘Dark’ Christmas Story

–  ‘New Year’ Story

Put Your Work In Front Of Publishers/Agents

We are currently working closely with publishers and literary agents whilst co-ordinating submissions from internationally-published authors and the site will promote stories from both published and unpublished authors. As a result unpublished authors can expect that their work will be viewed by both publishers and literary agents.

Submission Guidelines

This is a free entry publication – there are no submission fees or charges to send your story to us.

Please click on the ‘Submit Your Story’ link on the main site for our full contributor guidelines to check our exclusivity requirements before you send in your submission/s.

Follow us for launch news @storiesonsunday

www.shortstorysunday.com