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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X FACTOR SONNET

A poem by Jacqueline Saphra, noting how modern entertainment is often found within failure rather than success. Illustration by André Gottschalk.

AUGUST 30TH 2016

PUMPKIN SCONES

A sinister short story by Georgia Oman, addressing the hidden peculiarities that simmer under the surface of everyday life. Illustration by Sean McSorley.

AUGUST 25TH 2016

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MY BROTHER HUMS IN HARMONIES

Inspired by her experience of working with the Welsh National Opera, Joanna Jones' poem considers the rich history that lives within a national song.

AUGUST 20TH 2016

FLYING THE KITE

Jacqueline Saphra's poem laments a youthful inability to take risks for fear of the consequences. Illustration by Stephan Schmitz.

AUGUST 17TH 2016

THE NEW, IMPROVED
DIGITAL EDITION

The digital edition of Popshot has been given an overhaul, making all 15 issues of the magazine now easily readable from any device.

AUGUST 11TH 2016

STRING THEORY

Benjamin Zadik's delicate flash fiction piece muses on a time when people used to be connected by strings. Illustration by Darren Hopes.

AUGUST 8TH 2016

TO LOVE

Emma Jones' poem addresses the love and heroism that's resiliently present amidst devastating circumstances. Illustration by Kate Copeland.

AUGUST 4TH 2016

METAMORPHOSIS

A short story from Christie Suyanto of a girl who yearns for freedom from the restraints of the patriarchal world. Illustration by Daniel Caballero.

JULY 29TH 2016

DON'T SWALLOW THE PIPS

Sophie Clarke's poem provides a literal tribute to the old wives' tale that claims a swallowed apple pip will grow in your stomach. Illustration by Zoe Regoczy.

JULY 26TH 2016

CLAIR DE LUNE

A poem by Claire Booker, recalling a late-night walk with the moon through the back streets of London. Illustration by Mathieu Persan.

JULY 23RD 2016

THE TWAIN

Set in Africa, Fabian Acker's story details an idiosyncratic relationship between two men from differing cultures. Illustration by Ann-Christine Voss.

JULY 19TH 2016

THE OTHER SIDE

A poem by Tyler Quick of love, loss and the incompleteness of continuing life's journey companionless. Illustration by Miranda Meeks.

JULY 12TH 2016

BUCKET LIST

A tranquil hot air balloon ride takes a tumultuous turn in this riveting short story by Pete King. Illustration by Marie Bergeron.

JULY 8TH 2016

HERE IS YOUR CHILDHOOD

A nostalgic poem by Annette C. Boehm, taken from her debut poetry collection, The Knowledge Weapon, published by Bare Fiction.

JULY 4TH 2016