Guts Publishing wants to know how the internet has impacted your life. We are seeking short stories and poetry for our next anthology Cyber Smut. Closing date for submissions is 29 February 2020.
This is wide open in terms of interpretation, and anything goes – poetry, memoir, erotica, literary fiction, sci fi, essays, etc – as long as it aligns with the theme. Things to consider: our daily lives are saturated with the internet, impacting our minds and behavior. Miscommunications and mishaps. Lust and desire for fame and money. Hilarity and tragedy with Tinder or Grindr. This is rich and fertile ground, and surely there are countless ways to approach this theme. We are thrilled about our next anthology and hope you are too.
• Closing date for submissions – 29 February 2020.
• Short stories (fiction & nonfiction) – 1000-5000 words.
• Poetry – up to 5 pages.
• UK & Ireland – seeking submissions from anyone living or born in the UK or Ireland.
• Unpublished work only please. We are not able to accept previously published work, print or online.
Visit gutpublishing.com for more info, or submit your work on Submittable: gutspublishing.submittable.com/submit
Stories About Cyber Lives
Guts Publishing. Ballsy books about life. An independent publisher in London specializing in short story anthologies, fiction & nonfiction, and often with poetry. We also publish full-length memoirs. Our goal is to support exceptional writers to ensure that readers can find bold life stories (and that other stuff they call fiction) in the marketplace.
On 28 November 2019 we released our debut anthology Stories About Penises, a collection of 21 poems and short stories about, well exactly what it sounds like. We have some nice reviews on our website, and also on Goodreads.
We are thrilled to announce that we are open for submissions for our next anthology Stories About Cyber Lives. Seeking poetry and short stories (fiction & nonfiction) by UK writers. Which means anyone currently living in the UK, or anyone who was born in the UK. Closing date is 15 February 2020. This is wide open and anything goes (poetry, memoir, erotica, literary fiction, sci fi, lgbt, etc) as long as it aligns with the theme.
For details visit gutspublishing.com/submissions and our Submittable page.
We can’t wait to read your stories! xx Guts
The editors at Here Come Everyone magazine (HCE) are seeking submissions for our upcoming Green Issue. We’re a tri-annual literary magazine of short fiction, poetry, articles and artwork based around topical and interesting themes. HCE aims to provide an open and accessible platform for readers and contributors.
The new theme: GREEN
Deadline: 10 Feb 2020
We encourage bold/striking interpretations of the theme. If your link to ‘green’ isn’t self-evident, we advise you to include a few lines in your author bio to provide context.
Fiction: please submit only one piece per issue; stories may be up to 2,000 words.
Poetry: you may submit up to three poems of no longer than 35 lines each.
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 submissions form on our website; stuff we receive via email will not be accepted. Any Word or .docx 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 Classified Issue – now available for purchase from our shop! Full of short stories and flash fiction, plus art, poetry and other writing.
If it is, we’d like to see it. The A3 Review and Press is seeking flash fiction or short stories that overshare, are deeply lyrical, and say something about what it’s like to be alive at this point in time. Deadline is 10th January 2020.
For examples of the kind of prose The A3 Press publishes, check out MASH by Lena Ziegler, Jason Jackson’s The Unit, and My New Car by Alan Sincic.
Selected titles receive £200 and 10 copies of the published work.
For more details and how to submit, visit their Submittable page here.
Palm-Sized Press is currently accepting submissions for the next issue!
We’re looking for:
- Flash fiction, up to 500 words
- Articles and essays on writing, craft, and flash fiction
- Original artwork
Deadline: 4 October
To submit your work, use the forms located on our Submissions page.
Contributors who have work chosen for the issue will receive a small payment! In order to make this possible, there will be a small submission fee of $2.
Those of you who have been with Palm-Sized Press since the end of 2017 know that we put together a small zine of flash fiction and art. This new magazine will also incorporate articles on writing and craft, and we’ll be looking into opportunities to include submissions and events listings, interviews, and more.
Marking the 50th anniversary of first Moon Walk 20 July 1969. Your chance to write a very short story inspired by the Moon Walk and have it published!
Working in collaboration with Sampson Low Publishers the Museum of Walking are delighted to announce the One Small Step flash writing competition for fact or fiction flashes of 50 words or under inspired by the first Moon walk.
Imagine what types of stories might be found in a “Lunar Library’ or which stories you would take on a journey to the Moon.
Winners will be published in One Small Step, a limited edition chapbook, published by Sampson Low Publishers. Winners receive 3 copies of the limited edition chapbook. The competition closes midnight GMT Saturday 17 August and the winners will be announced on the Friday 30 August. There is an entry fee (to cover administration costs) of £3 for one flash piece or £5 for two (entrants are limited to 2 entries only).
More details about how to submit here
Fiction // Nonfiction // Poetry // Image
I’ll Show You Mine: A Sex Writing Symposium was organised by two students – James Smart and Melissa Wan – on the MA in Creative Writing at UEA. It began as a desire for conversation about the role of sex writing in literature.
With the Show Me Yours Prize, we want to open that conversation to artists and writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry to celebrate work that engages with the world of sex and desire in surprising and exciting ways.
OPEN NOW – CLOSING JULY 10
£300 GRAND PRIZE
£50 PRIZE TO HIGHLY COMMENDED
ENTRIES IN EACH CATEGORY
Find out more at showyouminesymposium.com/prize