The London Independent Story Prize is NOW open for submissions!
£200 Winner Prize
Up to 300words
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.
‘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.
Hello from all at Short Fiction…
We are thrilled to announce this year’s competition longlist, which you can see here. Huge congratulations to all who made the cut, and thank you to everyone who entered – some 450 stories.
The shortlist will be announced on Friday 16th June, the winner shortly after.
A bit of an announcement… A little heavy-hearted, but we’ve concluded that Issue 10 will be our final print edition. It’s been an amazing journey, one we owe most thanks to founding editor Anthony Caleshu. In ten years we’ve published around 120 short stories from across the world, discovering along the way some fabulous new voices, writers who have gone on to great literary successes. It’s been a delight to edit their work, to commission illustrations to accompany it. A glance at our back issues are, we hope, testament to the quality of fiction we’ve put out there.
In short the literary journal is a niche publication, one that must constantly battle for existence, and although we will continue to publish fiction online, to grow our archive of stories, we are no longer in a position to put out a physical book. We thank you all for your support over the years – some of you might even possess all ten issues – and by way of gratitude, we’ve reduced the last box of Issue 10s to just £5 each. So if you want to grab a piece of history, best be quick.
Our ever popular short story masterclass continues online, a 5-week course you can sign up for here. More and more of our students are seeing work written here published, including in one case an entire collection. Next course kicks off on June 18th and dates for future ones will appear soon.
There remains some wonderfully innovative journals out there, their presence vital in the unveiling of exciting new voices, authors who may never emerge without them, so we urge you to support them when you can.
For now, in terms of things you can touch and feel, farewell…
Short Fiction is delighted to announce the 2017 short story prize is now open for entries. First prize is £500 plus publication, and the runner-up receives £100. Third prize receives a place on our online masterclass. Entry fee £7 per story. The deadline is March 31st. Click here for details of how to enter. Good luck.
And why not get your literary year off to a fabulous start and treat yourself to our online short story masterclass, taught by award-winning authors and editors. Study from anywhere.
We have a few copies of Issue 10 left, which includes Nick Holdstock, Kit de Waal, Colin Barrett, Ríona Judge McCormack, Inderjeet Mani, plus our competition winner, Michelle Coyne.
Plus there’s online fiction and interviews with some of the world’s best writers.
From all at Short Fiction, we wish you a lovely and literary 2017.
We are thrilled to announce the tenth issue of Short Fiction.
There are 13 beautifully illustrated stories from around the world, 180 pages including Nick Holdstock, Kit de Waal, Colin Barrett, Ríona Judge McCormack, Inderjeet Mani, plus our competition winner, Michelle Coyne. And a 16-page centrepiece artwork by Lisa Stokes. We are so grateful for all your support over the years, and hope we have produced another fine issue for you.
You can order your copy for just £8 here.
We are thrilled to show you the cover for Short Fiction‘s forthcoming issue, due this autumn.
There are 13 beautifully illustrated stories from around the world.
180 pages featuring Nick Holdstock, Kit de Waal, Colin Barrett, Inderjeet Mani, plus our competition winner, Michelle Coyne.
Our featured artist is Lisa Stokes. You can pre-order your copy (only £8) by following this link.
As ever, we are grateful for all your support.
Hotel is a magazine for new approaches to fiction, non-fiction and poetry, which features new work from established authors and emerging talent. Hotel aims to provide a space for experimental reflection on literature’s role as “art” and cultural mediator. Our first issue (spring 2016) includes new work by Will Eaves, Jane Yeh and Eley Williams. Our second issue (autumn 2016) will feature work by Wayne Koestenbaum, Amanda DeMarco and Mary Margaret Rinebold. Hotel is currently available from the Institute of Contemporary Arts Bookshop in London or here.
The Function Room is upstairs at The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB.
There will be readings from both HOTEL #1. & HOTEL #2, including Holly Pester, Duncan White, Eley Williams and Will Eaves.