The London Independent Story Prize is NOW open for submissions!
£200 Winner Prize
Up to 300words
The venue is downstairs at:
37 Cavendish Square
P.S. We got an amazing number of submissions for this theme – more than double our usual amount – so if we get a good turnout at the event we may make Women & Girls a regular theme. If you think this is a great idea, please do come along, bring your friends and tell everyone you know, of any and every gender, about it. Ta!
The Still Point Journal are excited to announce “Digital Selves in Research”, an Online Symposium of fiction and non-fiction, multimedia and off-line-media.
Our research combines papers and screens, inks and apps, books and blogs. Our explorations go behind doors and hyperlinks. Our heads are in the clouds and the Cloud. What effect does this have on us as researchers?
We invite creative responses to the experience of researching across analogue and digital, between real and virtual worlds. In parallel to our forthcoming print Issue #2: The Researcher’s Notebook, we want to explore how digital spaces and tools shape our thoughts in surprising ways. We are less interested in what your new data set tells us about the world than what it felt like to make it. We are more interested in how technology is shaping the researcher than the research.
We invite submissions of creative non-fiction, short fiction, poetry, visual, audio, video or any other internet-ready format. Responses can be as creative and as broad as you like, and we especially encourage submissions that play with form. Collaborative work is welcomed.
We will publish successful submissions as part of an Online Symposium to be hosted on The Still Point Blog in July 2016. We will showcase the array of digital experiences over two weeks, which will be free and open to all for comment and response on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere.
Please send any submissions or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 31st May 2016. No institutional affiliation is required. Find the most up-to-date information on our blog.
Trafika Europe invites you to check out its brand new quarterly issue, free and available online.
Trafika Europe 3 – Latvian Sojourn showcases great contemporary writing from Latvia, featuring Oswalds Zebris, Edvīns Raups, Jānis Einfelds, Māra Zālīte, Inga Ābele and Nora Ikstenas.
Plus, enjoy new Saami and Croatian poetry, Bulgarian fiction, and something from the Greek avant-garde.
It’s also bulging with art photos taken in and around Riga by two rising lights of Latvian photograpy, Katrina Kepule and Andrejs Strokins. Enjoy! (Cover photo here is by Kristine Sergejeva.) And let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you. Email: email@example.com.
The beautiful summer issue of Spontaneity is here! Issue four of the magazine Only Human brings you poetry, prose and art that detail everything from first love to last love, from sexual affairs to questions of the heart, from loss to longing. Established voices and emerging writers all relate to previous work in the magazine, forming a chain reaction of words, pictures and music.
Click on the links to see the incredible connections — and if an idea strikes you then why not be part of it and submit your own response? Follow us on twitter @spontaneity_art on Facebook and be part of the project! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello short story fans!
Here’s what’s been going on at ShortStops recently:
First, Happy National Short Story Day! It was this Saturday, Dec 21st, read more about it… celebrations continue! And if you’re stuck for last-minute festive gifts, here is a way to solve that problem and help the homeless at the same time, with the Stories For Homes anthology in aid of Shelter.
Off the Shelf presents ‘Short Story And The Image’, London, Jan 13th, readings and discussion about the interplay between stories and pictures. If you do that kind of thing, check out the On The Same Page app and let its creators know what you think of the idea. And if you didn’t make it to The Story Sessions’ Solstice Tales, you can read – and watch – all about it.
There’s plenty of new writing to read: the Yellow Room congratulates the winners of its Flash Fiction competition, The Manchester Review provides us with some tasters from Issue 11, which has just gone live, and we welcome the debut issue of Spontaneity. Check out the newest ShortStops member: speculative fiction magHoldfast.
As for places to send your stories, Holdfast is open for submissions for Issue #2, ‘Animals, Beasts and Creatures’, and if you are an Irish citizen or resident, the Davy Byrnes short story competition wants your stories, with a prize of 15,000 euro!
Don’t forget: you still have time to enter What the Dickens? Magazine’s Spooky Tales competition, closing date Dec 31st; Number Eleven mag welcomes submissions for Issue 4; Breadless Crust is seeking stories for its inaugural issue, launching Spring 2014; Story Fridays in Bath is calling for blue-themed stories for its next live lit night, deadline Jan 6th, and Riptide Journal is calling for submissions for Volume 10, on the theme of ‘Imaging the Suburbs’ (deadline March 1 2014).
That’s it for us for 2013 – we’ve had a great first month or so here at ShortStops, there’s so much going on. We hope you’ve been enjoying what we’re doing and finding it useful – here’s to an even bigger short story party in 2014!