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:


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PAPER AND INK LITERARY ZINE is currently accepting submissions for its sixth issue, the theme of which is childhood. No restrictions on age, race, gender, sexual orientation or geographical location; we promote good writing, presented on paper and printed in ink. We are also looking for photography and illustrations for the issue. Email all submissions to Previous issues can be purchased on our website and all other info can be found on the following flyer:


The Survival Kit for Writers & a New Contest

The Survival Kit for WritersThis month’s Writing Maps Writing Contest coincides with the official launch of The Survival Kit for Writers.

The prompt for November’s Writing Contest is: Write a piece called “How to Procrastinate”. We all find ways to avoid writing! Teach us how to do it in style, or slothfully, or in never-before-imagined ways. Take inspiration from your own modes of procrastination, or from the techniques of others. Check out Lorrie Moore’s book Self-Help for great examples of “How To…” stories. Write your “How to Procrastinate” as a short story, a graphic story, a snippet of memoir, a poem, or a prose poem. In 150 words.

The Survival Kit for Writers includes 3 Writing Maps, a Notebook, a pen, some postcards and stickers, and a bar of organic chocolate by award-winning chocolate-makers, Seed & Bean.

Please make sure to view our full guidelines here. In brief, the main rules are:

Entry is free. One entry per person. All genres welcome. All writers welcome. 150 words max.

Deadline is 22 November 2014.
The two winning entries will be published in The A3 Review, Issue #2. Winners will also receive The Survival Kit for Writers.
Good luck and good writing!

Submissions for Firewords Quarterly Issue 2 open until July 11th!

We’re thrilled to again open our doors for submissions of short stories (under 2000 words) and poetry for the second edition of Firewords Quarterly.

Issue One received a great response (you can see a few photos on our ShortStops page or on our website) and we’re eager to make Issue Two even better. We work with the best artists, illustrators, photographers, hand-letterers and designers to bring each piece of writing we publish to life. So, if you’d like your work to get the Firewords treatment, what are you waiting for?

  • Deadline: 11th July
  • Word Count: Under 2000
  • Theme: Summer (this is optional and we would recommend not taking the theme too literally)
  • How to submit: Click here!

We’re also running a flash fiction challenge and the best ones will  be published in Issue 2. All the  flash fiction stories must be under 400 words, and must include / be inspired by the following prompt: “As the lights went out, everything changed.”

Check out our submission guidelines for more details. We can’t wait to read (and hopefully publish) your work!

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Popshot Magazine is open for literary submissions for its ‘Time’ issue

We’re very pleased to announce that Popshot is now open for submissions of short stories and poems for our 12th issue on the theme of Time. Thanks to its intangible nature, it’s a word that’s drenched in abstraction and fascinating concepts, so we’re really looking forward to seeing what the great minds of today’s literary scene can do with it. If you’re interested in getting your writing into the forthcoming issue of Popshot (and potentially having a piece of your writing illustrated by a professional illustrator) head to the submit page at our website to read the full submissions guidelines.