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Popshot Magazine

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

LAURA BESLEY ON THE MAGIC OF 100-WORD STORIES

100neHundred, Laura Besley’s collection of 100 stories of 100 words, is published tomorrow. It opens […]

May 26th 2021

THE GROWTH ISSUE IS HERE!

The 32nd issue of Popshot Quarterly is now on sale featuring a poem by guest […]

May 6th 2021

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JOSEPH ELLIOTT: THE GOOD HAWK AUTHOR ON THRIVING ON DEADLINES AND EARLY STARTS

The Shadow Skye author and children’s television actor talks to Popshot about publishing books during […]

May 5th 2021

WRITE FOR POPSHOT: SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE AUTUMN ISSUE

Submit work for the next issue between today and Monday 31 May. Details of the […]

April 30th 2021

HOW POETRY HAS HELPED PARENTS THROUGH LOCKDOWN

Lucy Beckley explores how mothers have turned to poetry for solace and inspiration during the […]

March 31st 2021

HUMANS

This poem by James McDermott features in the Intimacy Issue of Popshot and is about […]

March 29th 2021

MY FLATMATE, HER NEW BOYFRIEND AND MY EMOTIONAL AVAILABILITY

This piece of flash fiction by Ellie Brundrett was inspired by the different kinds of […]

February 12th 2021

DAISY JOHNSON: ‘WRITERS CAN BE VERY UNFORGIVING TO THEMSELVES’

The Booker-shortlisted author, Daisy Johnson, talks to Popshot about her success, writing life and the […]

February 4th 2021

INTIMACY: SNEAK A PEAK AT DAISY JOHNSON’S SHORT STORY ‘MARLA’

This short story by the Booker shortlisted author features exclusively in The Intimacy Issue of […]

February 4th 2021

THE INTIMACY ISSUE IS HERE!

The 31st issue of Popshot Quarterly is now on sale featuring a short story by […]

February 4th 2021

WRITE FOR THE SUMMER ISSUE OF POPSHOT QUARTERLY

Submit work for the next issue between today and Monday 1 March. Details of the […]

February 1st 2021

I’M GRADUALLY STEALING ALL THE PENS FROM RUPERT’S DESK

Jesse Little’s poem is about an irritating work colleague  is based on a real-life Rupert, […]

January 6th 2021

EAT THE FOX

Harry Wilding’s flash fiction might speak to anyone who is currently doing Veganuary. Illustration by […]

January 6th 2021

THE INTIMACY ISSUE UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

We are reading your submissions. Huge thanks to everyone who sent in work. We couldn’t […]

November 30th 2020

STUMBLING OVER BRISTOL

Lucy Thorneycroft’s flash fiction examines the weight of history on a place, inspired by the […]

November 27th 2020

THE PROTEST ISSUE IS HERE!

The 30th issue of Popshot Quarterly is now on sale featuring a poem by guest […]

November 5th 2020

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN: WRITE FOR THE SPRING ISSUE OF POPSHOT QUARTERLY

Submit work for the next issue between today and Monday 30 November. Details of the […]

November 2nd 2020

WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED POETRY TO TELL ME

Elizabeth Gibson’s beautiful poem is a joyous explosion of feelings on sexuality, body image and […]

September 30th 2020

LOCKED IN A BOX

This comic flash fiction by Harry Guild examines how caged animals feel about humans fighting […]

September 30th 2020

PROTEST UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Thank you for submitting to The Protest Issue of Popshot. Our submissions are now closed. […]

September 2nd 2020

SIDE GIG

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

September 1st 2020

THE FREEDOM ISSUE IS HERE!

The 29th issue of Popshot Quarterly is now on sale featuring an exclusive poem by […]

August 6th 2020

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE PROTEST ISSUE OF POPSHOT

UPDATE 2 September: Submissions for the 30th issue of Popshot Quarterly are now closed. Any […]

July 30th 2020

JUST AN ILLUSION

Katie Oliver’s brilliant piece of flash fiction was inspired by news of billionaires buying remote […]

July 29th 2020

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

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

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