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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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THE CHANCE ISSUE IS HERE

The Chance issue is a collection of vivid writing exploring luck, opportunism and coincidence. This issue includes stories ranging from the allegorical to the worryingly real: from the slaughter of […]

November 7th 2019

JOE DUNTHORNE INTERVIEW: THE BIGGEST JOY OF WRITING IS NOT KNOWING WHERE I’M GOING

The Chance Issue of Popshot features a poem written by award-winning author Joe Dunthorne who first made his name with debut novel Submarine and whose first collection of poetry, O […]

November 7th 2019

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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. […]

November 5th 2019

SUBMISSIONS FOR SPRING 2020 ISSUE ARE OPEN

We are now accepting short fiction and poetry for our 27th issue on the theme of ‘mystery’. Send in your writing before 9am GMT on Monday 2 December 2019. It’s […]

November 1st 2019

BABY ELEPHANT

Is there a baby elephant in your writing room? Farhana Khalique’s flash fiction describes the weighted down feeling of stalled creativity. Illustration by Jake Williams Baby Elephant is trying to […]

October 17th 2019

TO THE GARDEN

Luciana Francis’s beautiful poem ‘To The Garden’ likens new parenthood to nurturing a garden. Illustration by Sophie Parsons. the last word I said before they raised you to the lights […]

October 8th 2019

WHAT FANTASY MEANS TO GEORGE RR MARTIN

The author of the Game of Thrones books’ definition of ‘fantasy’ featured in the current issue of Popshot magazine. Illustration by Harry Woodgate. “The best fantasy is written in the […]

September 27th 2019

SIDE GIG

In Andrea Holck’s brilliant (and she would like to make clear, not autobiographical!) story, we find out what one woman is willing to do for £50. Illustration by Esther Lalanne. […]

September 16th 2019

THE BLUNDERGAFFE

Florianne Humphrey’s poem was inspired by an American President and Lewis Carroll’s  ‘Jabberwocky’. Illustration by Mitt Roshin. The Blundergaffe ‘Twas quickly that the Blundergaffe, Did raise its slithy head when […]

September 9th 2019

CHANCE ISSUE UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

We are no longer accepting submissions for the 26th issue of Popshot. Illustration by Martina Messori. Well, you had your chance. And we very much hope you took it — […]

September 2nd 2019

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

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE WINTER 2019 ISSUE

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