Call for subs

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Breadless Crust is looking for innovative writing

hybrids

conceptual pieces

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 breadlesscrustsubs@gmail.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

Submit your flashes to National Flash Fiction Day’s Micro Competition and Anthology!

National Flash Fiction Day UK is on Saturday 24th June 2017, and we are open for submissions for our Micro Fiction Competition and our Annual Anthology! Entry for both are free!

Competition: There is no theme for our competition, so feel free to send us up to three of your stories that are 100 words or fewer! Deadline for entries for our Micro Fiction Competition is Friday 31st March 2017. You can find out more information here: http://nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/comp.html

Anthology: Once again we are delighted to open ourselves up to submissions for the annual NFFD anthology. This year the theme is Life As You Know It.

This year’s editors will be the Co-Director of National Flash-Fiction Day, Santino Prinzi, and renowned flash-fiction writer, Meg Pokrass.

We want stories inspired by the lens of your own experiences, stories that navigate life and the world as only your characters know how. Tales of hope, loss, fear, and resilience. Flashes about identity, vulnerability, and triumph. We want you to harness and make use of your own experiences in fiction: What are your secrets? What makes you cry? What keeps you awake? Feel free to interpret “life as you know it” however you like, but your flashes must fit the theme in some way.

However you care to work with our theme, we want to read your stories. The word limit is 500 words, and you can submit up to 3 stories. Please include them in the email as MS Word attachments, and follow all the guidelines below.

All writers who have a story selected for the anthology will receive a free print copy of the book upon publication. Deadline for entries for our Anthology is Friday 14th April 2017.

You can find out more information here: http://nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/anth.html

This year we will be launching the anthology the U.K.’s first ever Flash Fiction Literary Festival, which will be taking place in Bath.

The Ham – Call for submissions

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Hello!

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 thehamfreepress@gmail.com if you would like to do a reading of your work too!

Thanks!

Ed (Editor)

http://www.thehamfreepress.com/

https://twitter.com/HamFreePress

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First Print Issue: London Journal of Fiction

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The first print issue of the London Journal of Fiction is due out in just a few weeks time (7th March) and we’ve been overwhelmed with the quality and number of submissions (nearly 1,000 short stories and poems).

To get it through the printing press we need a little help. Those who pledge to our kickstarter campaign will be rewarded with exclusive previews from the issue and, depending how much you give, hard copies delivered to your door!

Check out our video below, and visit our kickstarter page to make a pledge.

The London Journal of Fiction is a platform for writers of fiction, poetry and literary essays. We aim to foster new talent and good writing, regardless of style or genre.

Structured feedback for your short stories; Taylz is live! (and free).

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Phew! We are finally there. After countless missed deadlines and much gnashing of teeth, Taylz has finally launched!

Taylz.com is a free website for short-story writers to test and develop their work. We aim to supply you with high-quality, objective critiques from experienced writers, as well as a hungry, global readership.

We have designed an incentive based system whereby writers anonymously read and rate one another’s work using a simple but thorough, personalised survey format, giving you constructive, forthright feedback without any flannel.

Getting involved now means you can benefit straight away from the Taylz review process, and also enter the running for our Taylz Short Story Collection. This collection will help promote our upcoming phase 2 launch to the general public, and will feature the best rated short stories from our Phase 1 story building phase.

We are hoping to provide writers of all levels with a really useful tool, and hope that you’ll get involved to help us do so.

You can read more about Taylz here. Any questions/feedback goes here.

Hope to read you soon!

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Invite to indie press The Siren’s book launch: Fugue Vol. II

Dear Short Fiction fans,

The Siren Press invites you to the launch of Fugue Vol. II – the second volume of contemporary short stories in the Fugue anthology series.

Find out  more about The Siren Press here.

Featuring a group of explorative short story authors, writing to you from outside the construct of the thematic anthology, the ‘Fuguists’ bring to you an exceptional array of contemporary short fiction. Crafted in ways that play with traditional notions of short story form and content, accompanied by the equally disquieting illustrations of artist Alexandru Savescu, Fugue Vol. II is set to inspire and enthral.

We invite you to join us for author readings, a print exhibition of the illustrations featured in the anthology and drinks, at Enitharmon, one of Britain’s most enterprising and independent presses:

Enitharmon Press, 10 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL

Friday 24th July 2015

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Please RSVP here via Eventbrite

The Fuguists:

Brandon Robshaw, Alyson Hallett, Catherine McNamara, L. D. Lapinski, Clare Fisher, Sally Oliver, C. G. Menon, Darren Lee

Step into the visceral world of Fugue, and open your eyes to the blood soaked streets of Norfolk Drive; feel the weight of the brooding eyes that watch you from the confines of “the hole in the wall”; play detective and solve a murder that occurs in the space of another person’s dream; follow your feet into your past and metamorphose into the mythical creature whose image haunts you.

Fugue II continues the theme of disorientation and probing the unsettling, fantastically hilarious and often exceptionally dark minds of some of today’s most exciting short fiction writers. The Fugue series prides itself on featuring characters with divergent viewpoints of everyday reality, and hopes to promote alternative ways of experiencing and describing our world.

Please come along, all welcome!

The Siren

Invitation to the launch of The Siren’s first anthology, FUGUE!

We at The Siren are delighted to invite you to the launch of our first book, FUGUE.

Fugue: A Collection of Contemporary Short Stories, is a modern and eclectic take on a resurgent art form: short fiction. Intelligent, amusing and often rather dark, FUGUE’s authors take a wander into bizarre worlds, visiting situations such as the possibility of romance between man and machine, the unfortunate consequences of living in an adult anxiety dream, and the course of action you must take should you find that your city is beginning to melt around you.

FUGUE’s authors include many prize winners, including writers short listed for the Bath Short Story Award and the National Book Foundation’s 5 under 35 award.

We would be absolutely delighted if the ShortStops family would be able to attend the launch, which will be on the 24th October at 7pm at the London Review Bookshop (nearest tube Holborn).

There will be wine, readings from the authors, and a whole cohort of interesting people to chat with (all of whom have a similar interest in short fiction!!) Please RSVP to contact@thesiren.co.uk if you are able to support us there!    -The Siren Team

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