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Popshot Magazine

The latest short fiction, poetry, promotions and happenings from Popshot Magazine and our extended network.

THE FAMILY PLOT

Ty Landers’ deeply moving short story is part ghost story part family mystery. It takes […]

July 2nd 2020

WHEN I COOK

This poem is by Oeil Jumratsilpa, a London-based copywriter who loves to read, paint and […]

June 25th 2020

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A RECEIPT FOR OUR ROMANCE

How much would you pay for a fresh punnet of kisses? Jade Cuttle tots up […]

June 20th 2020

FOR GRETA

This poem by  Emma Mary Hulonce was inspired by her guilt over the state of […]

June 1st 2020

SOIL

This piece of flash fiction by Lotte van der Krol was inspired by her slightly […]

May 18th 2020

THE BLUNDERGAFFE

Florianne Humphrey’s poem was inspired by an American President and Lewis Carroll’s  ‘Jabberwocky’. Illustration by […]

May 9th 2020

THE EARTH ISSUE IS HERE

The 28th issue of Popshot Quarterly is now on sale. Cover illustration by Sylvia Stecher. […]

May 7th 2020

SHAKEDOWN

Barry O’Farrell’s flash fiction examines lockdown in a prison setting, and a curious escape. Illustration […]

May 4th 2020

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE FREEDOM ISSUE

Update: Submissions for the 29th issue of Popshot Quarterly are now closed. It’s that time […]

April 30th 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: LETTER FROM THE POPSHOT EDITOR

During the difficult circumstances of coronavirus and lockdown, we want our readers to know that […]

April 8th 2020

EATING WATERMELON BY SANDER’S POND

Amy Barnes’ flash fiction explores the surprising ramifications of a young girl eating watermelon. Illustration […]

March 30th 2020

EGGSHELL

This beautiful poem by Ash Dean was written when he was caring for his terminally […]

March 16th 2020

ARRHYTHMIAS

Get your heart pumping with this clever flash fiction by Laura Besley. Illustration by Kevin […]

March 2nd 2020

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 […]

February 18th 2020

THE MYSTERY ISSUE IS HERE

The Mystery issue is now on sale in bookshops, WHSmiths and online. The 27th issue […]

February 6th 2020

SUBMISSIONS FOR SUMMER 2020

We are no longer accepting short fiction and poetry for our 28th issue on the […]

January 31st 2020

PLAYING THE GAME

In Jessica Squier’s brilliant short story we learn that the toss of the coin may […]

January 7th 2020

NEST

This poem by May Blythe is about how an unexpected, unlooked for encounter can bring […]

December 20th 2019

MOST TERRIFYING THOUGHT

This poem by Criselda Cayetano featured in The Chance Issue of Popshot Quarterly. Illustration by […]

December 12th 2019

WHY CHANCE IS ALWAYS POWERFUL

In every issue of Popshot Quarterly we include quotes related to the theme by big […]

December 2nd 2019

THE CHANGE

This incisively witty short story by Rowena Fishwick examines mermaids, puberty, girlhood and motherhood. Illustration […]

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 […]

November 14th 2019

THE CHANCE ISSUE IS HERE

The Chance issue is a collection of vivid writing exploring luck, opportunism and coincidence. This […]

November 7th 2019

PATCHED

Aaron Menzel was inspired to write short story “Patched”, featured in The Escape Issue, after […]

November 5th 2019

SUBMISSIONS FOR SPRING 2020 ISSUE

We are now accepting short fiction and poetry for our 27th issue on the theme […]

November 1st 2019

BABY ELEPHANT

Is there a baby elephant in your writing room? Farhana Khalique’s flash fiction describes the […]

October 17th 2019

TO THE GARDEN

Luciana Francis’s beautiful poem ‘To The Garden’ likens new parenthood to nurturing a garden. Illustration […]

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 […]

September 27th 2019

SIDE GIG

In Andrea Holck’s brilliant (and she would like to make clear, not autobiographical!) story, we […]

September 16th 2019

CHANCE ISSUE UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

We are no longer accepting submissions for the 26th issue of Popshot. Illustration by Martina […]

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 […]

August 16th 2019

THE FANTASY ISSUE IS HERE

The Popshot editors are pleased to introduce the latest instalment of our journal, The 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 […]

August 1st 2019

OBSOLETION

This flash fiction by Luke Larkin which featured in The Nostalgia Issue of Popshot was […]

July 23rd 2019

HANGING ON TO A MOVING HOME

This piece of flash fiction by Joshua Preston reflects on the experience of moving and […]

July 8th 2019

ALL FOR LOVE

This poem by John Reinhart is about an unusual character who will stop at nothing […]

June 27th 2019

THE WOODEN VIKING

This piece of flash fiction by Alice Spotorno was inspired by a wooden Viking that […]

June 21st 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, […]

May 29th 2019

STRANGERS

Charlotte Spires explores the idea that we romanticise strangers, even those lovers we once knew […]

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 […]

May 9th 2019

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR AUTUMN 2019

The Fantasy Issue At Popshot we are asking for submissions of poetry, flash and short […]

May 1st 2019

Saint Merle of the Desert

Flash fiction by Brian Winters. Illustration by Dave Cutler Lee was already into his second […]

April 8th 2019

A Stay-at-Home Dad Documents His Sex Life on a Fitbit

Short story by Ryan Shoemaker, whose short story collection is titled ‘Beyond the Lights’ For […]

April 1st 2019

My Brilliant Career

By Barbara DeCoursey Roy. This poem was inspired by an abandoned baby handed into the […]

March 21st 2019

Sheila

By Anne Walsh Donnelly, a poet from the West of Ireland. Illustration by Aurélie Garnier. Sheila […]

March 8th 2019

The Barber

Sherry Morris is a UK-based writer from America’s heartland. This story was inspired by her […]

March 1st 2019

Identify great writing

At Popshot Towers, we are delighted to introduce the arrival of our 23rd edition, The […]

February 7th 2019

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR SUMMER 2019

The Escape Issue At Popshot we are asking for submissions of poetry, flash and short […]

February 1st 2019

FEELING NOSTALGIC?

Drum roll, please. The team at Popshot Towers is delighted to announce the launch of […]

November 16th 2018

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR SPRING 2019

The Identity Issue The editors of Popshot are looking for submissions on the theme of […]

November 2nd 2018

We took six poets and five illustrators and asked them to create work about nostalgia

We’re delighted to share nostalgic work from poets and illustrators who took part in our first workshop with UnFOLD and Lyrix Organix at the House of Illustration

October 1st 2018

UNDERSONG

Lizabeth Yandel’s poem explores a past relationship through the thick lens of nostalgia. Illustration by Nik Neves

August 9th 2018

REGRET

David Romanda’s poem was inspired by a childhood encounter with a neighbour. Illustration by Joseph Crisp

August 1st 2018

WE MISSED FLYING THE MOST

A boy longs for his girlfriend – and sleep – in this bittersweet story by […]

August 1st 2018

THE DREAM ISSUE IS HERE

We are delighted to announce the launch of Issue 21, The Dream Issue. Our cover […]

August 1st 2018

ASTRAL

This poem by Helen Cox follows two characters in a transatlantic love affair. Illustration by Charlie Davis

July 31st 2018

JOIN OUR FREE POETRY AND ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP

We’re launching our first workshop this month with Lyrix Organix and House of Illustration in London. […]

July 23rd 2018

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE WINTER 2018 ISSUE

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for… the announcement of the theme for our next issue

July 16th 2018