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Popshot Magazine

The Illustrated Magazine of New Writing

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

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JOANNE RAMOS INTERVIEW: ‘THE IDEAS IN MY BOOK HAD BEEN STEWING IN MY HEAD FOR DECADES’

The Fantasy Issue of Popshot includes flash fiction by the author of bestselling novel ‘The Farm’. Illustration by Ewelina Rynkiewicz, Joanne Ramos, whose debut novel The Farm, about a surrogacy […]

August 16th 2019

THE FANTASY ISSUE IS HERE

The Popshot editors are pleased to introduce the latest instalment of our journal, The Fantasy Issue! We asked our contributors to write about their wildest dreams; to examine whether fantasy […]

August 8th 2019

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SUBMISSIONS FOR THE WINTER 2019 ISSUE ARE NOW OPEN

We are now accepting short fiction and poetry for our 26th issue on the theme of ‘chance’. Send in your writing before 9am GMT on Monday 2 September. The Chance Issue […]

August 1st 2019

OBSOLETION

This flash fiction by Luke Larkin which featured in The Nostalgia Issue of Popshot was inspired by his father’s cassette tapes. Illustration by Toby Morison. Dad lived in a time […]

July 23rd 2019

HANGING ON TO A MOVING HOME

This piece of flash fiction by Joshua Preston reflects on the experience of moving and making a life, or lives, with a loved one. Illustration by Jan Siemen. Stretching its […]

July 8th 2019

ALL FOR LOVE

This poem by John Reinhart is about an unusual character who will stop at nothing to find love. Illustration by Sam Dunn I tried inverting tried changing my skin grew […]

June 27th 2019

THE WOODEN VIKING

This piece of flash fiction by Alice Spotorno was inspired by a wooden Viking that stands at the entrance to her local park. Illustration by Charlotte Price Erik lives in […]

June 21st 2019

PATCHED

Aaron Menzel was inspired to write short story “Patched”, featured in The Escape Issue, after undergoing laser eye surgery. Illustration by Matthew Brazier “How much longer?” “Not much, Mrs Asvang. […]

June 11th 2019

HOLLIE MCNISH: I’M NO GOOD AT POLITE CONVERSATION

The poet Hollie McNish, whose exclusive new poem features in The Escape Issue of Popshot, speaks to editor Matilda Battersby about writing and parenthood Hollie McNish’s viscerally honest memoir and […]

May 29th 2019

STRANGERS

Charlotte Spires explores the idea that we romanticise strangers, even those lovers we once knew so well who have since become strangers. Illustration by Karolina Burdon Strangers There are strangers […]

May 23rd 2019

STORY PUBLISHED IN POPSHOT TO BECOME A FILM STARRING COLIN FARRELL

A family discovers just how attached they’ve become to their robotic helper in Alexander Weinstein’s unsettling speculative fiction piece, taken from his new short story collection, Children Of The New World.

May 10th 2019

THE ESCAPE ISSUE IS HERE

The Popshot editors are pleased to introduce the latest instalment of our journal, The Escape Issue! We asked our contributors for writing about escape in all its forms, from disappearing […]

May 9th 2019

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR AUTUMN 2019

The Fantasy Issue At Popshot we are asking for submissions of poetry, flash and short stories on the theme of fantasy. The next issue will be about fantasy, so we […]

May 1st 2019

Saint Merle of the Desert

Flash fiction by Brian Winters. Illustration by Dave Cutler Lee was already into his second cup of decaf when he saw Caryl pull his pick-up into the Black Bear Diner […]

April 8th 2019