Fictive Dream is open to submissions and, as always, we’re interested in short stories with a contemporary feel (500 – 2,500 words). We especially like stories that give an insight into the human condition; stories that focus on those moments that change people’s lives. They may be on any subject. They may be challenging, dramatic, playful, exhilarating or cryptic. Above all, they must be well-crafted and compelling.
Check out the Fictive Dream website here.
Look at our submission guidelines here.
We’re looking forward to receiving your best work!
Pixel Heart Literary Magazine is currently open for submissions for its first ever issue. The theme is ‘Love’, and the magazine accepts flash fiction (under 750 words), poetry (of any length), and short stories (1,000 – 2,500 words).
There is no submission fee, and we’d love to read anything you’d like to send to us, whether you’re a new or experienced writer – as long as your submission sticks to the theme in some way. (But in what way is up to you!)
For our more specific submission guidelines and info on how to submit, please click here. Submissions for Issue One are currently open until midnight BST on June 30th, 2018. ❤
New from Fictive Dream is Flash Fiction February in which we will feature a new piece of flash fiction throughout February 2018. That’s a new story every day starting on 1 February for the entire month.
As always we’re interested in stories with a contemporary feel but for Flash Fiction February we’re putting a squeeze on the word count so only stories between 250 – 750 words please. Deadline December 31 2017.
Check out the Fictive Dream website here.
See out Flash Fiction February submission guidelines here.
For standard submissions we remain open as usual.
We’re looking forward to receiving your best!
WORDS AND WOMEN ANNUAL NEW WRITING COMPETITION – GET YOUR ENTRIES IN!
Deadline Midnight, 15th November 2017
Win the national prize for women over 40 of £1,000 and a month’s writing residency provided by Hosking Houses Trust and a regional prize (East of England) of £600 and a mentoring session with Jill Dawson of Gold Dust.
Winning entries will be published online and in a Compendium of Words and Women’s best entries from the last 4 prize-winning anthologies.
Entries can be fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction and life-writing on any theme.
Guest judges: Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney, authors of A Secret Sisterhood: The hidden friendship of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf.
National prize open to women writers over the age of 40. Regional prize open to women writers over the age of 16 living or working in the East of England.
For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our blog at www.wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk
Submissions have reopened for Shooter Literary Magazine‘s issue #7 with the theme of “New Life”.
As always, the theme is open to interpretation. In addition to the subject of birth, writers might like to consider themes to do with renewal, invention and reinvention. “New Life” could conjure starting over later in life; giving someone a chance at a critical time; rescuing animals or people, perhaps through adoption; second chances and opportunities that radically change someone’s circumstances. Non-fiction to do with trying to get pregnant, birth or parenting (from either a personal or political perspective) is particularly welcome. Poetry should incline to the observational rather than experimental end of the spectrum.
Literary fiction, creative non-fiction and narrative journalism should fall between 2,000 and 7,500 words. Please submit only one story or up to three poems per issue. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. All work must be previously unpublished either in print or online. Successful writers receive payment and a copy of the issue.
Please read the guidelines at Shooter’s Submissions page before sending your work. The deadline for issue #7, which comes out this winter, is November 5th.
In addition to general submissions to the magazine, poets might like to submit verse on any theme to Shooter’s 2017 Poetry Competition. Further details can be found at https://shooterlitmag.com/poetry-competition.
Breadless Crust is looking for innovative writing
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 email@example.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
March was a great month for Fictive Dream with stories from Sandra Arnold, Tim Love, Craig Burnett and Olivia Pope amongst others.
Fictive Dream is open to submission all year round and we look forward to receiving your best short stories and flash fiction (500-2,500 words).
See our submission guidelines here.
It’s the start of a brand new year and Fictive Dream is kicking off with some fantastic writing for January starting with Tense Futur by Honduran writer, M Alberto Ehrler – our 50th post! Also on the 8th we’re featuring The Last Footwear Company by Sandra Arnold from New Zealand. Santino Prinzi makes an appearance on the 15th with Old School Rivalry as does Tyler Bonson with his short story Firewood.
If you write short stories and flash fiction, then Fictive Dream would like to hear from you.
Check out our submission guidelines here.
A happy and creative New Year.
Hello all — Spelk is open to subs!
As usual, we’re looking for short, sharp flash fiction of around 500 words.
Send your best stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: SUBMISSIONS — “STORY TITLE”).
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 email@example.com. Previous issues can be purchased on our website and all other info can be found on the following flyer:
the editorial team here at The Manchester Review are delighted to announce that Issue 12 is now live – featuring poetry from Rebecca Perry, Jan Wagner, Thomas McCarthy, Igor Klikovac and Theodore Worozbyt, Ian Pople, Gerard Fanning and Peter Fallon; non-fiction from Marci Vogel; and – of particular interest to ShortStops readers – new short fiction from Jane Feaver, James Robison, Martin Monohan, Tendai Huchu, Guy Mitchell, Helen Cross and Christos Tsiolkas. As always, each piece is accompanied by artwork from an emerging artist, and this issue we are pleased to feature work from Liverpool-based practitioner, Sumuyya Khader.
We would like to thank each and every one of you who submitted work for the issue – winnowing down the selection is always tough, and we received some truly excellent short stories this time. We are now open to submissions until Sunday October 5th, and we expect to launch Issue 13 in November 2014. We’re greatly looking forward to reading your work, and we will do our very best to reply to each submission within three months.
HeadStuff.org is a new website. And oh! it’s a wonderful place. We are interested in everything that we think is interesting. We love literature like this and we are always open to submissions. We accept basically everything with two stipulations.
1: It has to be interesting and
2: it has to be good.
We have stories, poems, criticism, reviews, essays… basically, anything literary is in our literature section.
We also have great Science like this and lovely Art like this and sometimes we merge the two. We find History very interesting and it can be funny, but maybe not quite as funny as the stuff in our Humour section. We love Music and Film and we’re also into what’s going on in the world.
Every month we have a new Legend of the Month which has proven very popular, and we even leave a clue at the bottom of each new Legend post so that readers can try to guess the next legend, and win a legend-related prize.
If you are interested in contributing to any of these sections, or even multiple sections like a lot of our contributors do, then please feel free to send an email to Editor@HeadStuff.org and you can see each of our contributors here.
Hey, even if you have an idea or a suggestion, maybe you’re uncertain about a topic, or you have an idea for a serialized or recurring piece, get in touch and we’ll talk.
We’re very happy to be involved with ShortStops, and very delighted that you read this all the way to the end. Go you. You get an A.