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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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CHARLOTTE PHILBY INTERVIEW: I DON’T WANT TO GLAMOURISE THE WORLD OF ESPIONAGE

The author of A Double Life and The Most Difficult Thing speaks to Popshot editor Matilda Battersby. Illustration by Richard Allen. Charlotte Philby has the ideal surname for a writer […]

February 18th 2020

THE MYSTERY ISSUE IS HERE

The Mystery issue is now on sale in bookshops, WHSmiths and online. The 27th issue of Popshot is a collection of vivid writing exploring our fascination with solving riddles, disentangling […]

February 6th 2020

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SUBMISSIONS FOR SUMMER 2020 ISSUE ARE OPEN

We are now accepting short fiction and poetry for our 28th issue on the theme of ‘earth’. Send in your writing before 9am GMT on Monday 2 March 2020. It’s […]

January 31st 2020

PLAYING THE GAME

In Jessica Squier’s brilliant short story we learn that the toss of the coin may not always bring random consequences, especially when love and friendship are in play. Illustration by […]

January 7th 2020

NEST

This poem by May Blythe is about how an unexpected, unlooked for encounter can bring about a dramatic change in perspective and trajectory. Illustration by Dóra Kisteleki. I thought I’d […]

December 20th 2019

MOST TERRIFYING THOUGHT

This poem by Criselda Cayetano featured in The Chance Issue of Popshot Quarterly. Illustration by Wendy Denissen. Most Terrifying Thought the possibilities of the lives that we can live are […]

December 12th 2019

WHY CHANCE IS ALWAYS POWERFUL

In every issue of Popshot Quarterly we include quotes related to the theme by big names in the world of literature. Illustration by Jason Lyons For The Chance Issue we […]

December 2nd 2019

THE CHANGE

This incisively witty short story by Rowena Fishwick examines mermaids, puberty, girlhood and motherhood. Illustration by Ran Zheng It started a little before my fourteenth birthday. The day was hot […]

November 20th 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 14th 2019

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

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

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. UPDATED […]

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