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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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

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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

STRAIGHT OUT THE BOX

An evening of box-fresh words and music at Pop Brixton in South London, featuring Max Porter, Colin Grant, Johny Pitts, and Lester Clayton.

JULY 1ST 2016

SLEEPOVERS

A poem by Bethan Parker-Luscombe, providing a sweet snapshot from the halcyon days of an innocent youth. Illustration by Esra Røise.

JUNE 30TH 2016

GALILEO'S CHILD

Roisín O’Donnell's flash fiction piece explores the mystery, beauty and potential of an unborn child in the mother's imagination.

JUNE 27TH 2016

NOW STOCKED IN ANTHROPOLOGIE

The latest issue of Popshot can now be found within the walls of the highly reputable lifestyle retailer, Anthropologie.

JUNE 22ND 2016

YOU OF RAIN

Inspired by the weather and dreams, Ash Huntley's poem imagines the two intertwined, each telling the other’s story. Illustration by Phill Darlington.

JUNE 18TH 2016

A PART OF ME IS GONE

Isobel Dixon's short yet powerful poem, taken from her latest collection entitled Bearings, laments the loss of her father.

JUNE 14TH 2016

WAITING FOR NO MAN

Having discovered how to bottle time, an elderly man begins to reject the value of his own creation in Laura Gabrielle Feasey's short story.

JUNE 10TH 2016

LITERARY SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE 16 ARE NOW OPEN

We are now open for short fiction and poetry submissions for our forthcoming issue of Popshot on the theme of 'Hope'.

JUNE 2ND 2016