Stroud Short Stories is open for submissions for 5 November event

Stroud Short Stories is open for submissions from Gloucs and South Gloucs writers until 23 September – for our 5 November 2017 event. It’s free to submit and we are happy to consider published and unpublished work.

There’s a theme this time – ‘All you need is love. Or is it?’. Think of the theme as widely and flexibly as possible. Not only romantic love but stories of obsession and relationships of all kinds are welcome. And not necessarily just relationships between people. Other obsessions too. The style can be straight or funny, cynical, ironic or dark.

As well as reading before a sell-out audience at the SVA in Stroud, the authors of the ten stories chosen will be offered a place in our next published anthology – due 2018.

All the info you need is on our website – http://stroudshortstories.blogspot.co.uk/

Words And Women Launch Writing Sundays – All In A Good Cause

Words and Women, which supports and celebrates women writers is launching a series of Writing Sundays in the community to support their bid to raise funds for a virtual office and website.

The series of exciting writing workouts in Norwich are designed to be an energizing dip into creativity and will be held on 3 Sundays in September and one on the first of October led by professional writers in prose, poetry, scriptwriting, and devised theatre. Learn how to kickstart your first novel with Sarah Ridgard, join poet Julia Webb on the theme of family and childhood in poetry, devise theatre with Hannah Walker and transform a Suffragette text into a contemporary script with Belona Greenwood. Book up for all four or fix on one that sparks your imagination.

The workshops take place in The Old Hospital Chapel, Fellowes Plain, Norwich, NR1 4DL all between 10 and 12 a.m (except for week 3 which will run between 9.45 – 12.15).

The workshops are just £20 each. They are open to all levels of women writers – there really is something for everyone. Book all four and get a 10% discount. Bookings open from August 19th at www.wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk

If a workshop doesn’t appeal then Words and Women are asking supporters to dip into their pockets and support their crowd-funding appeal.

The voluntary organisation run by Lynne Bryan and Belona Greenwood are seeking to raise £3,500 by the end of September 2017 by asking people to become supporters offering donations of £5 and £25.

In return for their generosity, £5 supporters will receive advance notice of events and competitions planned for 2018.  The supporter’s name will also appear on the sponsors’ page of a new 2018 publication, the Words & Women compendium.

Become a Super Supporter for £25 and receive all of the above and a free copy of the compendium which will be published on the 8th March, International Women’s Day. Their name will also be entered in a prize draw for a bumper selection of books by women writers, published in the UK.

For more information and to donate go to: www.wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk

Writing & Walking

What is the relationship between walking and writing?  In recent months, Writing the Map has been experimenting with approaches to walking which free the subconscious, and connect our internal journeys to the landscape, with the aim of  inspiring our writing.

I will be sharing the protocols and inviting walkers to test them out for themselves at a Walkshop in BRISTOL –  Friday, September 15th (approx 10-2pm)

The Walkshop is free. We will not be walking for four hours.  The morning will be a mixture of sharing project findings, walking activities, and exploring ways to capture our walks in writing to create a series of narrative maps –  whether through short stories, flash or creative non-fiction.

Participants will be supported to develop their work, to contribute to an interactive project blog: https://writethemap.wordpress.com/ and take part in a Spoken Word Events in October.

Places are limited, bookings only.

If you would like more information about the project, or would like to participate in the Walkshop, please contact Christina atcreatelearnconnect@gmail.com. Mobile: 07738 763 161. @ChrisSand12 #writingthemap  Facebook: writingthemap. Instagram: writingthemapcs

Writing The Map is funded by The Arts Council.

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Bunbury Magazine in the flesh.

Hello to you all from Bunbury Magazine. We hope you are well and enjoying what passes for summer! The clouds may be filling the sky but we are here with news that will help the sun shine strong on your day.

For the very first time, Bunbury Magazine can be yours in physical form! We have been working tirelessly to get our back catalogue of issues into print and we are so proud to be able to bring you the very first issue. You can get your actual hands on the actual magazine by actually clicking on the beautiful front cover below.

In other news, our inbox is still open to submissions for our ‘Fallout’ themed issue. We are looking for your poetry, short stories and flash fiction. The deadline is 16th August and we still have plenty of room for your work. Find out more about our submission guidelines below:

We will be back in September with more news, themes and a new issue!

Much love,

Christopher and Keri.

How to turn a short story into a novel

Have you ever had a short story get a little… out of hand? Perhaps it starts out as a mere spark of an idea, maybe just a little piece of flash fiction, and then it grows, and grows, and evolves and morphs and mutates into this enormous monster that’s too huge to possibly be contained in a few thousand words.

So what then? How do you move from writing short stories into the great big daunting world of novel writing?

The short story and the novel are two very different beasts, but the writer’s brain is a wonderful thing, and if the thought of churning out 80,000 odd words leaves you in a cold sweat, what you need is some serious PLOTSTORMING.

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Writers’ HQ’s online novel outlining course will teach you the fundamentals of plotting your story from start to finish. Designed to fit around everyday life and a busy schedule, all you need to get started is an idea, and after six weeks’ furious plotstorming, you’ll finish with a comprehensive outline of your novel, so that you’re rip-roaring ready to get that first draft out.

This in-depth online plotting course contains everything you need to expand your short story into a novel. You’ll learn the fundamental elements that make up every good plot and the basics of story structure:

  • Explore who’s in your story, what their roles are, and how to make compelling characters
  • Learn how to add tension and conflict so that your novel is unputdownable
  • Break your story down into chapters and scenes so that it feels more manageable
  • And find out what to do with your outline once you have it (hint: a whole lot of writing lies in your future…)

Exercises, examples, group discussion, tutor feedback, swearing and productive procrastination (eg: research, day-dreaming, tea-drinking) will enable you to grow your fictional world and build your story plan into a detailed outline, taking it from ‘random idea in your head’ to ‘actual real story that’s ready to be properly written’!

The next Plotstormers course starts on the 7th of August. Get ready to help that epic short story reach its full potential and take the leap into novel writing!

If you’re still not sure, try a FREE one-week primer course here, or get in touch with the procrastination-busting whip-crackers at Writers’ HQ who will soothe your fevered brow and bribe you with gold stars. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

And if you’re absolutely, positively sure novel writing isn’t for you, check out the WHQ Writing Short Fiction course instead. It might help you find a way to contain that behemoth of an idea into a self-contained piece of short fiction, and help you make the most of each idea that springs into your head, covering everything from characterisation to structure to narrative voice to getting your stories published.

Find out more about Writers’ HQ online courses and regional writing retreats at www.writershq.co.uk or chat with the WHQ crew on Facebook or Twitter.

 

submissions open at doppelgänger

Submissions are now open at our new venture, doppelgänger. We are looking to publish x 3 realist short stories and x 3 magical realist short stories in one short but sweet print magazine. We hope that the clash of these two forms will be at least disconcerting and at best interesting. You can find all our submission guidelines in a handy pdf on our website, but in brief the word limit rests at 4,000 words and we are open until 30 September 2017.

We have broad tastes and, besides the restrictions on form, typically approach fiction with an open mind. We are interested just as much in new writers as writers with a record. Pay attention to your sentences, and give us a good ending, and you are in with a shot. Writers who follow the submission guidelines will be viewed favourably (only fair). All submissions should go to submissions@doppelgangermag.com. Any questions to editor@doppelgangermag.com.

We are stoked to receive your submissions.

How can you #resist a new Bunbury? Issue 16 is here!

WELCOME

Roll up! Roll up!

Welcome one and all, to this, the 16th issue of Bunbury Magazine.

The theme of this issue was #resist and, unlike Trump around the ladies, we just couldn’t. We wanted to shake it up a little this time as we usually don’t dabble in the greasy world of politics and the wonderful people who submitted did not disappoint.
We hope you enjoy reading this as much as we enjoyed editing and yes, I know we say it every time but every time it is a genuine pleasure and honour to be taken on such fabulous journeys.

You can get your virtual hands on this new piece of loveliness by clicking on the gorgeous front cover below (artwork provided by Marina Iks/Semina Arts). We run the magazine on a Pay-What-You-Feel basis. We recommend £3 which we can put back into the magazine and other projects we have in the pipeline. It also goes to thank those people that help us put it all together. Click now, follks!

 

INTRODUCING

We’re growing and changing at Bunbury. We are very proud to welcome into the fold a long term friend, respected writer and editor and now, colleague, Dean Rhetoric!
He will be on the editing team for poetry and will be out and about spreading the good word of Bunbury throughout, well wherever he goes really. He has also put together a phenomenal feature for this issue entitled The Best Kept Secrets in Poetry. His finger is on the pulse of what is up-and-coming in the poetry world and this is well worth a read.

SUBMISSIONS

Our inbox is now open for submissions. The theme is for issue 17 is Fallout. As always, we are looking for short stories, poetry, flash fiction, art, photography and basically any form of creativity.

Please send your submissions to submissions@bunburymagazine.com.

You can find all of our guidelines at https://bunburymagazine.com/submit-to-us/.

INTREGUE

As we’ve already said, we’re growing and changing so over the next few months, look out for exciting announcements, opportunities and other fun stuff.
But where will you be announcing these amazingly awesome things?! We hear you cry! Well you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the buttons below.

 

SUPPORT

We now have a Patreon too. As we have said, everything we do for the magazine, our events and the support we give to grass-roots creativity comes out of our own pockets. In order to make this support even better, we are looking for YOUR support. We are on the verge of getting the magazine into print and we want to launch more anthologies and a podcast. None of this can be done for free. With your donations, we can expand our network and put more resources into Bunbury Magazine. You can get to our Patreon page by clicking our logo below. There are fabulous incentives and the chance to get involved in the magazine.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this,
We’ll leave you to it. Much love,

Christopher and Keri.

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TOKEN Magazine Issue 2 – Call for submissions

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TOKEN Magazine is calling for submissions for Issue 2, and this time we have a theme – BODIES. This can be interpreted as you wish.

We are accepting:

– Fiction/Non-fiction of up to 2500 words (maximum 2 pieces per submission).

– Artwork/Photography (maximum 4 pieces per submission) and a summary of your work to go alongside the piece(s).

– Illustrations – please send across recent illustrations, and once we have the writing sorted you will be given briefs.

With your submission we ask that you please also include your biography (max 200 words). If it is not obvious please can you also write why you feel you are under-represented in the arts and literature. It is important that you do this as we want Issue 2 to have as many diverse voices as possible.

Send your submissions to tokenmagazine@gmail.com by 15 July 2017 (midnight). Any submissions after this time will not be accepted.

Please note:

– We are not accepting poetry or academic essays for this issue.

– We are not accepting works published online or in print before, or that are currently under consideration.

– All contributors will get a complimentary copy of the magazine.

– This is a not-for-profit magazine.

Please follow the instructions above, if you do not your piece may not be considered.

For more information about TOKEN Magazine please see our website here or follow us on twitter here

 

Submit your writing to Popshot Magazine’s ‘Light’ issue

Popshot Magazine is now open for short fiction and poetry submissions for its 18th issue. Find out what their editors are looking for below:

With seventeen beautiful issues under our belt (you can see them all here), we’re hoping to make our eighteenth edition the brightest and most brilliant one yet.

Light has a multitude of meanings and (nearly) all of them are positive. They cover illumination, enlightenment, weightlessness, discovery and delicateness. This is what we would love to fill this issue with: fiction and poetry that gifts our readers with a more vibrant view of the world. In our most recent issue, a prose poem called Giraffe by Bryony Littlefair quietly embodied this feeling of tiptoeing towards the light. The positive reaction from readers all over the world was a joy to observe, and for the Light issue, we would love to see more of it.

If you’re interested in seeing your writing published and illustrated in Popshot’s eighteenth issue, head to our submit page for the full submissions guidelines. As always, we’re open to contributions from anyone, anywhere in the world. Whether you’ve been published in Popshot before or never been published anywhere, every submission is welcomed and given the time it deserves.

Finally, if you’ve never actually read an issue of Popshot before, we would encourage you to pick one up. In the last four issues of the magazine, two-thirds of our contributors have either been print subscribers, digital subscribers or have read a copy of the magazine before. So, if you would like to increase your understanding of the work we publish — whilst supporting Popshot at the same time — pick up a copy or subscribe.

Call for Submissions: HCE’s Brutal Issue

The editors at Here Come Everyone magazine (HCE) are seeking submissions for our upcoming Brutal Issue. We’re a quarterly literary magazine of short fiction, poetry, articles and artwork based around topical and interesting themes. HCE is published by Silhouette Press, a not-for-profit publishing social enterprise that aims to create a network of artists, writers and thinkers to create new and innovative content, as well as carry out community creative writing projects. Together, we aim to provide an open and accessible platform for readers and contributors.

The new theme: BRUTALITY/BRUTALISM

Deadline: 30 June 2017

We encourage bold/striking interpretations of the theme. If your link to brutality isn’t self-evident, we advise you to include a few lines in your author bio to provide context.

Poetry: you may submit up to three poems of no longer than 30 lines each.

Fiction: please submit only one piece per issue; stories may be up to 2,000 words.

Non-fiction: please submit only one piece per issue; articles may be up to 1,500 words.

Artwork: you may submit up to three pieces; we accept all visual media (300 dpi and 640 x 640 res)

 

Please see our submissions guidelines for full details. Work must be sent via the Submittable button on our website; stuff we receive via email will not be accepted. Any Word or .doc.x format is fine, but no PDFs. For submissions of artwork, please ensure your files are of sufficient image size and hi-res, otherwise they cannot be used.

We look forward to receiving your creations…

To get an idea of what HCE is looking for, you can check out our brand new Toys & Games Issue – now available for purchase from our shop! Full of short stories and flash fiction, plus art, poetry and other writing.

V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2017 – open for entries

The Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize for unpublished short stories is currently accepting entries. There is a prize of £1,000, and the winning entry will be published in Prospect Magazine online and in the RSL Review. In addition to this, there will be an opportunity for the winner to appear at an RSL event with established short story writers in autumn 2017. Entrants must be resident in the UK and likely to be available for the prize-giving event in autumn 2017. Stories entered for the competition must not have been published previously, or broadcast in any other medium. Stories should be 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. Submission fee is £5 per story.

This year’s judges include Chibundu Onuzo and Michèle Roberts.

More information and entry details can be found on the RSL’s submittable site: https://theroyalsocietyofliterature.submittable.com/submit.

The closing date for entries is 14 June 2017.

Vote Bunbury for Saboteur Awards 2017

As you remember, last year, Bunbury Magazine had the great honour to be short-listed for Best Magazine at the Saboteur Awards.

This year, we want to go one better and win!

To do this, we need your help. We would love to have your vote for best magazine. A vote for us is a vote for every poet, writer, artist, comedian, every beautiful creative we have featured in our pages.

It has been our great pleasure and joy to bring you the finest writing and art & photography from around the world for the past 4 years. We want this recognition not just for us but for everyone that has made doing Bunbury as amazing as it is. In case you need more encouragement, here are some of the gorgeous front covers we have had:

You have to vote in three categories this year in order for your vote to count so while you are there, could you please vote for our anthology, The Bunbury Creative Anthology, as Best Anthology, and our Editor Christopher Moriarty’s book Lightspeed as Best Short Story Collection? It would mean an awful lot to us!

The Anthology is the best of the first 12 issues of Bunbury Magazine. We had so much fun reading everything again and making the editorial decisions. It was out first foray into physical publishing and having recognition for this would be amazing.

So just to remind you, please, please vote for:

Best Magazine – Bunbury Magazine

Best Anthology – Bunbury Creative Anthlogy

Best Short Story Collection – Lightspeed by Christopher Moriarty

You can find the link for voting right here:

Try a FREE taster of the Writers’ HQ Short Story course!

The next round of Writers’ HQ’s 6-week online Writing Short Fiction course starts on the 20th of March but you can try out a FREE taster week HERE!

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Writing Short Fiction

6 Week Online Course from Writers’ HQ

Starts 20th March, £140 (Get 10% off when you use promo code SHORTSTOPS10 before the 12th of March!)

Short stories aren’t just easier versions of the novel. They’re a broad, complex and rewarding art form in their own right. Writers’ HQ’s new online writing short story course will help you see the bigger picture and compress it into short stories with real punch.

Short stories have been here since the dawn of time. Based in the oral tradition (stop sniggering at the back), they’re the apocryphal family legends our grandmas/weird uncle used to tell us over Christmas dinner; they’re the school-yard urban myths; the sleepover ghost stories; the soliloquies in our diaries; the wine-soaked rants to that random person you cornered in the kitchen at that party after so-and-so dumped you. Short stories are all around us. <cue X-Files theme>

But super short stories are not super easy for writers, natch. In fact, the shorter your story becomes, the harder it is to distil what really matters onto the page. I would have written a shorter letter, so the famous quote goes, but I didn’t have the time.

So what makes truly great short fiction? The kind that leaves you dribbling, slack-jawed, slap-faced when you finish it. The kind you remember forever, like some weird dream-memory. Well. We can’t write it for you, but we can give you a nudge, a shove, and a poke with a sharp stick (whatever floats your boat) to help you on your way. With the help of writing prompts, advice from award-winning short fiction writers, inspiring exercises, and our awesome little online community, you’ll come out the other side at least one fully formed short story to call your very own.

TRY OUT A FREEBIE WEEK HERE AND BOOK YOUR PLACE! (Don’t forget to use promo code SHORTSTOPS10 to get 10% off when you book before 12th March.)

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Spelk: Open for Submissions

Spelk is open for submissions.

Our current reading period is February 14 to March 12.

We will let you know by mid-March if your story has been accepted.

Submission guidelines: http://spelkfiction.com/submit-2/

Please keep the following in mind if you’d like to send us something:

  • We publish flash fiction — 500 words, give or take.
  • We’ll consider just about any genre: we’re not fussy if it’s “literary” or “non-literary.” If we like it, we’ll publish it.
  • We don’t publish poetry or non-fiction.
  • We post three stories a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • We want previously unpublished stories. If you’ve got something good, we want it to appear on Spelk first.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but let us know if you place your story somewhere else.
  • We don’t accept multiple submissions, so just one story at a time please.
  • We don’t pay. Sorry.
  • You retain all rights to your story, but we’d like to archive it on our site.
  • Spell-check your story before you send it. Proof it. Make sure it’s the best you can make it.
  • Send us a Word document and include a short bio at the end of your story. Let us know if you’re on Facebook or Twitter, or if you have your own website.
  • Email your story to Gary Duncan at spelkfiction@gmx.com (subject line: SUBMISSIONS — “STORY TITLE”).

Submit your writing to Popshot Magazine’s ‘Future’ issue

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We are now open for short fiction and poetry submissions for the 17th issue of Popshot.

The future has always been a fascinating concept. It’s the more mysterious, inspiring sibling of the past and present. While the past has been concluded and the present is predictable, the future (especially the distant future) lives only in our heads. It can be whatever we choose it to be. It is the pinnacle of imagination; the ultimate blank canvas to project our dreams, aspirations and fears upon.

The word has been scribbled down on our list of themes for five or six years. Each time we considered it in the lead up to a new issue, there was always another theme that felt more timely. However, global events of the last few months have turned that on its head. Following the recent publication of The Hope Issue, we now can’t think of a theme more timely than this one.

Thus, it is with great excitement and eagerness that we open the doors to literary submissions for our 17th issue on the theme of ‘Future’. For the full submissions guidelines, head to popshotpopshot.com/submit and make sure you send in your short fiction or poetry long before the deadline of January 26th.

To familiarise yourself with the kind of work we publish, buy a copy or subscribe from just £10 a year.

Watch/listen to Stroud Short Stories on our YouTube Channel!

The 7 stories read by their authors at our October 2016 ‘Stroud Short Stories Greatest Hits’ event at Cheltenham Literature Festival and the 10 stories read by their authors at our November 2016 event ‘The Apocalypse Alphabet & Other Stories’ are now on the SSS YouTube Channel.

Just click here

Just decide which of these authors you want to watch/listen to – Debbie Young, Philip Douch, Ali Bacon, Andrew Stevenson, Rick Vick, Mel Golding, Bill Jones, Alex Clark, Ken Clements, Steve Wheeler, Nastasya Parker, Chloe Turner, Natalie Lee, Kate O’Grady, Mark Graham or Geoff Mead.

Actually, you can’t go wrong!

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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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After a Long Break *drum roll* Bunbury is Back!

Hello dear Bunburyists!

We have had quite the busy time of it here at Bunbury Magazine HQ! Firstly, we would like to introduce you to our new addition, Siân S. Rathore who has climbed aboard and will be taking care the poetry. Taking it for walks, feeding it, making sure it gets enough affection. Most importantly, Siân will be editing it. This makes us happy. We’re thrilled to have her on board as her achievements and skill-set are amazing. We look forward to working with her on other projects in the future too!

At the beginning of August, Co-directors Christopher and Keri only went and blinking got married, becoming Mr & Mrs Moriarty! In true form, they had a poetry slam, the winner of which was Fiona Nuttall who won a canvas painted by Keri. They cut the cake with a chainsaw so, pretty standard stuff really.

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After that, we went to Edinburgh for the Fringe festival as we do every year. We had a great time and, as usual, we handed out our interview packs, made new friends and met up with old ones too. There are lots of pictures and reviews on our website, bunburymagazine.com to look at from our trip. The Edinburgh Fringe special feature will be out later on in the year so we’ll keep you up to date with that.

Anyhoo, back to this issue. The theme was Atmosphere and we have loads of wonderful things for you to gaze upon and get cosy with including an interview with the wonderful and always lovely David Hartley, some fabulous art and photography and the usual selection of top class fiction and poetry and much, much more.

To get your hands on the latest lovely package of joy, click on the gorgeous front cover below (it was done by the amazingly talented Rachael Broadhurst. As always, it is available for Pay-What-You-Like (though we do recommend £3 for all the hard work our team puts into it.)

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We really hope you enjoy this issue as much (if not more!) as previous ones. We always are taken aback by the quality of pieces submitted to us. We say it every time, if it wasn’t for your submissions and kind words, we wouldn’t be here.

We will be back in December with our Terra-themed issue. This will also include the fruits of our trip to Edinburgh, with loads of interviews from some of the stars of the Free Fringe. In the meantime, please do check in with us on social media. We have them all and everything!

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Thank you all so very much, sit back, relax and bathe your eyes in Bunbury!

Much love,
Christopher & Keri Moriarty

Into the Void Seeks Submissions for Issue 3

Dublin-based print and digital literary magazineInto the Void, seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for Issue Three. There is no theme. We want work that screams out from inside you and grabs hold of us. We want to read what you have no choice but to write. Unpublished and less established writers have as good a chance as any—it’s all about the writing. The deadline is December 25th and there is no fee to submithttps://intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/

The annual Into the Void Poetry Competition is also currently ongoing. Judged by Heath Brougher, poetry editor of Five 2 One Magazine. Prizes of up to €150 + published on website + others. All details here.

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We accept poems of all forms and styles of up to 80 lines with no minimum line or word count. We’re looking for musicality, economy of words, vividness, evoking of the senses, voice. Poems can be about anything at all, and of all shapes.

 FICTION

We publish almost exclusively literary fiction, however, we’re open to anything if it’s extremely well-written and has some sense of depth. We’re interested in stories that grab and enthral and refuse to let go. We prize beautiful, unique prose but clarity is a must. The most important thing we can tell you is this: Stories, always, always, always, are about people. Everything else is secondary. Write the story you simply must write–the one that screams its way out of your fingers because it needs to be read.

NONFICTION

We accept essays of up to 4,000 words, on any topic, that convey passion and truth, be it personal or issue-focused. We want essays that bite.

For more details and the guidelines on how to submit, see our submissions page: https://intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – The Real Story – Creative Nonfiction

The Real Story is an Arts Council funded writing organisation devoted to developing creative nonfiction in the UK.

In our online journal, we publish original nonfiction short stories, including personal essays, lyric essays, reportage, narrative journalism and short memoirs of under 3,000 words.

Submissions are free and accepted on a rolling basis (simultaneous submissions ok), accepted pieces will be edited for publication.

See guidelines and submit here: https://therealstory.submittable.com/submit