The Nottingham Review now open for submissions

The Nottingham Review is now open for submissions for our second print issue (to be published in December). We’re looking for fiction between 100-3000 words. There is no theme. The closing date for this reading period is Wednesday 31st October 2018.

For full submission guidelines please see our website for details. Our first 10 issues are archived on the website and are free to view. You can also purchase a copy of our first print issue from our online store, priced only £3 including free delivery.

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New Small Press: The A3 Press

a3 press logoThe A3 Review is launching The A3 Press, a new small press for short stories, poetry and artwork. All our titles will be printed in our signature map-fold format. Click here for all the details and find us at TheA3Press.com.

Think of us as a chapbook press, a place for work that might struggle to find a traditional home, work that’s lyrical and intense, maybe a bit weird, hybrid, experimental. We also welcome work that’s traditionally beautiful. We like work that is urgent, that says something about what it’s like to be alive at this point in history.

Our first six titles will appear in early 2019. We’ll then publish six new titles every six months.

Deadline for manuscript submission is 20th November. Visit our Submittable page, where you can also find details about our regular monthly contests and The A3 Review.

We’re excited to see where this new publishing adventure takes us and look forward to reading and seeing your work. Please do get in touch with any questions you may have.

Deadline Day is Coming! London Independent Story Prize

Just a few days left until the Deadline! 10th of January!

Polish those 300-word short-short stories and take your chance. Become a part of this wonderful community of writers and storytellers. Take the chance of winning the prize! Give your story a chance to be recognised.

Check out the 2018 Calendar from here LISP.

LISP judges are looking for strong and unique voices, check out the interviews with the judges on the website.

‘Originality must come from other resources: from one’s own voice, personality, character.’ Luis Pizarro, LISP judge.

‘Given that the story can only be 300 words, I am looking for something beyond the ephemeral, a story that will make an impression.’ James Kirchick, LISP judge.

‘LISP is based on creating a great community and, of course, all the writers who attend the competition will definitely be a part of this network. However, winners are winners, and they will have the greatest advantage. First of all, the prize and publication, and when you win a competition, it means that your pen has been recognised, which is a great feature for any writer. Not only while trying to reach agents or publishers, but also the personal satisfaction is priceless. Especially for young writers, it’s a way to build confidence.

As an award winner, I can also say that it helps you to improve. Now you see that you can write things that others appreciate as well, which encourages you to be even bolder.’ Ozge Gozturk, LISP founder.

submissions open at doppelgänger

Submissions are now open at our new venture, doppelgänger. We are looking to publish x 3 realist short stories and x 3 magical realist short stories in one short but sweet print magazine. We hope that the clash of these two forms will be at least disconcerting and at best interesting. You can find all our submission guidelines in a handy pdf on our website, but in brief the word limit rests at 4,000 words and we are open until 30 September 2017.

We have broad tastes and, besides the restrictions on form, typically approach fiction with an open mind. We are interested just as much in new writers as writers with a record. Pay attention to your sentences, and give us a good ending, and you are in with a shot. Writers who follow the submission guidelines will be viewed favourably (only fair). All submissions should go to submissions@doppelgangermag.com. Any questions to editor@doppelgangermag.com.

We are stoked to receive your submissions.

Call for Submissions – Avis Magazine

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With Avis Magazine Issue 2 at the printers and on its way into a store near your (sort of), we’re opening our call up for Issue 3.

For our third issue, we want our submissions to focus on ‘Influence’. Influence: the workings of others, of alcohol, of emotion, on our own actions. Influence: the flowing in, the arrival of the foreign, the secret operations of history. Give us your Unconscious influences. Tell us the influences you wish you had, but don’t. Perhaps you want to tell us about your idol. Perhaps you want to tell us about what you did when you last got off your head. Perhaps you write to honour David Bowie. Perhaps you’re obsessed with him. Perhaps you’re obsessed with nothing, influenced by nothing: totally pure. What does it mean to be shaped and changed by another? What does it mean to shape and change?

A few stipulations. Please the rules for submission on our website closely; we are inevitably better disposed towards work that meets our requirements.

General Submissions

Closing date is 23 May 2016.

Send your work in standard manuscript format.

Send us short prose, send us poetry, send us precise non-fiction. Send us photography and illustration.

That’s all folks. Happy Spring.

The Avis Team