THE ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE OF NEW WRITING

Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood.

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A REMINDER TO SUBMIT YOUR WRITING TO THE LIGHT ISSUE

There are now less than four weeks left to submit your poems and short stories to our next issue on the theme of ‘Light’.

JUNE 29TH 2017

HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE

Drew Tapley's short story follows a castaway as he desperately searches for new forms of hope and distraction. Illustration by Mitt Roshin.

JUNE 27TH 2017

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POST-NATAL

A poem by Zelda Chappel on how the arrival, and departure, of a newborn changes one's understanding of time and its value. Illustration by Ashley Floréal.

JUNE 15TH 2017

LEAVING HOME

Set in a Britain on lockdown, Eleanor Matthews' story sees the protagonist make a bid for freedom against all odds. Illustration by Tim Laing.

JUNE 12TH 2017

MONKEY BARS

Carmina Masoliver's poem addresses society’s view of pole dancing by drawing parallels with playing on monkey bars. Illustration by Paul Garland.

JUNE 7TH 2017

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE LIGHT ISSUE ARE NOW OPEN

We are now accepting short fiction and poetry submissions for our eighteenth issue on the theme of 'Light'. Send in your writing before July 25th.

JUNE 1ST 2017

GIRAFFE

Bryony Littlefair's prose poem brings a tangibility to the complex emotions associated with recovering from mental illness. Illustration by Patrik Svensson.

MAY 31ST 2017

THE GREEN

Nature claims back the land with rapid and devastating effect in Patrick Griffiths' speculative short story. Illustration by Guy Shield.

MAY 29TH 2017

KNITTED

Nancy Charley draws parallels between knitting and the creation of a human life in her delicate poem. Illustration by Rupert Smissen.

MAY 24TH 2017

ULTRASOUND

Harry Man's exquisite poem captures the magic and anticipation that surrounds the birth of a child. Illustration by Raid71 — aka Chris Thornley.

MAY 18TH 2017

WATERING

A short story by Jack Wells, providing a pertinent metaphor for parents who have had to give their children up for adoption. Illustration by Fabio Delvo.

MAY 15TH 2017

SONG

Jon Lemay's restorative poem addresses the exact moment when one emerges from melancholy into a new frame of mind. Illustration by Jason Mowry.

MAY 9TH 2017

SEVENTH

Abigail Hodge's post-apocalyptic short story follows a girl trying to find the one person left who means something to her. Illustration by Adams Carvalho.

MAY 4TH 2017

CULTIVATING AT DUSK

Megan Rowlands' poem challenges the supposed ideals of a domesticated life and champions something much wilder. Illustration by Anne Bastian.

APRIL 29TH 2017