We’ve been thinking that it could be fun to set up a small press. The A3 Press. Same kind of format as The A3 Review and Writing Maps, a place for writers and artists to publish short work. We’re imagining these beautifully designed chapbooks that fold out. Let us know what you think! If you click here, you’ll be taken to the survey.
We’re almost ready to start compiling Issue 8, The Gold Issue. This month is the last opportunity to be included in our next issue. The theme is brief encounters and the deadline is Saturday, 24th February. Quickies, chance meetings, a brief exchange that changes a life. Click here for all the details and some further suggestions. You can also pre-order a copy of Issue 8 here.
For all our future contest themes, check out our Submittable page.
The Short Anthology‘s First Issue has launched.
Each issue of The Short Anthology will be a collection of short stories based on photography. The first issue used 8 photographs of the sea by Joe Coleman and had 6 writers create short stories based on one or a few of the photos. The stories are a very eclectic mixture, ranging from dystopian African sci-fi to a story about immigration and loneliness set in Dover, UK.
The writers are:
- Dilman Dila, who was shortlisted for the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and is based in Uganda
- Jonathan Kearnes, an MA graduate in Creative Writing based in London
- Scott Morris, who was shortlisted for the 2013 White Review Short Story Prize and is Fiction Editor of The Literateur
- Katherine Proctor, non-fiction editor of Should Does from North Carolina
- Michael Salu, former artistic director of Granta Publications who has had his work published in various magazines
- Matthew Sperling, a writer of poetry, fiction and criticism and a Leverhulme Trust research fellow at Reading University
The First Issue is available to buy here: www.theshortanthology.com