Shooter seeks submissions for Identity issue

Shooter Literary Magazine has opened submissions for its summer issue (#10), which will be Identity.

The biannual lit mag (recently reviewed in the TLS) wants stories, essays, reported narratives and poetry on anything to do with the sense of self, whether personal or cultural. What defines someone – character, actions, associations, appearance? Why is identity important? What happens when it’s threatened? Shooter particularly seeks content that addresses topical issues of gender, sexuality, race, nationality, religion and occupation, but the theme is open to wide interpretation.

For anyone with stories outside that theme (and keen to reap a rather larger cash reward), Shooter’s 2019 Short Story Competition is also open for entries. The winner will collect a £500 prize, with publication online and in the summer issue, while the runner-up receives £100 and online publication.

Deadline for both general and competition submissions is April 21st. Please visit Shooter’s Submissions or Competition pages for guidelines on how to submit.

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rhaw Magazine is open for submissions!

rhaw Magazine is now open for submissions all-year-round and we are looking for contributions to our second issue! As before, submission is free and we accept all forms of work except audio and visual pieces, including creative non-fiction, essays, all kinds of visual art, experimental writing, etc.

We now split the year into two reading periods. For our May ’19 issue, our reading period begins 1st January, so get your work into us before then! If you miss the date, don’t worry, we will consider your work for the next issue.

For full details on our submission process and guidelines, click here.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your work!

Best,

The rhaw Magazine Team

The Nottingham Review now available in print!

Issue 11 of The Nottingham Review now available to order here. This is our first issue in print and is priced only £3 including free UK delivery. (Additional charges for international delivery).

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Contributors include: Kathy Chamberlain, Tom Brennan, Anne O’Leary, Jack Somers, Margaret Redmond Whitehead, Jane Roberts, Toby Wallis, Roz DeKett, John Herbert, Cathy Ulrich and Vivienne Burgess.

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.

Submissions open for Shooter’s “New Life” issue

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.

Breve New Stories – Submissions deadline approaching – Issue One is OUT

Breve New Stories is still on the look for amazing short fiction from talented new authors based in the UK.

If you have written a short story or a flash fiction piece there is time until the 15th of March to submit your work. Find all the info HERE.

Need some inspiration? You can find single copies or subscriptions to Breve New Stories magazine at our online NEWS STAND, including ISSUE ONE! Breve latest issue features two original inspiring stories by Scottish authors Barbara Stevenson and Michael Bloor: read their blogs and learn about more great new writers HERE.

Don’t forget to pop by @BreveNStories.

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.