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Popshot Magazine

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

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

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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

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

CLAIRE

Young love, fate and betrayal are explored in Alex Amey’s short story about old school […]

July 5th 2018

THE DREAM ISSUE IS ALMOST READY

We’ve chosen the poems and stories, our illustrators are scribbling away, and we’re preparing the […]

July 4th 2018

TOWNS LIKE OURS

A woman delights in exposing secrets in William Hillier’s sizzling short story. Illustration by Alexandru Savescu

July 4th 2018

AIRBAG

Lucy Winrow’s poem suggests that even small acts can ease what seems like insurmountable grief. […]

June 21st 2018

THE DREAM ISSUE: AN UPDATE

We’re sifting through your submissions and will soon be selecting your short stories and poems

June 11th 2018

IN THE SUN’S SHADOW

Justin Dolby’s fantastical short story of sentient plants is guaranteed to produce a sniffle. Illustration by […]

May 31st 2018

THE ISLAND

The truth remains unsaid in this moving poem by Ruth Steadman. Illustration by Cody Muir

May 25th 2018

JUDE

Our friends’ lives often turn out quite differently from our expectations, as Ian Inglis’s narrator […]

May 10th 2018

WELCOME TO THE TRUTH ISSUE

The stories and poems in our 20th issue explore truth and half-truths, lies and revelations. […]

May 2nd 2018

THE NIGHT EVA GOUEL’S WORLD TILTED

A painful truth in a relationship is exposed in this poem by Jo Burns. Illustration by […]

May 1st 2018

THE TIDAL MAN

Anna Ghislena’s flash fiction piece explores environmental damage. Illustration by Vector That Fox

April 19th 2018

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN: THE DREAM ISSUE

Send in your short stories, flash fiction on the theme of dreams for our 21st […]

April 16th 2018

WEARING HOPE

Louise Green’s poem paints hope as a magical coat that protects both the wearer and […]

April 6th 2018

Can you handle the truth?

An update on The Truth Issue. Plus, reading and writing news from Popshot Towers

April 5th 2018

NOW OR NEVER

Making the first move is always the hardest, finds the protagonist of Hugh Todd’s flash fiction piece. Illustration by Giuseppe Di Lernia

April 4th 2018

WHAT WE’RE LEFT WITH

Lynsey Morandin’s short story was inspired by her relationship with her mother – the good […]

March 28th 2018

HANGING ONTO A MOVING HOME

Joshua Preston’s flash fiction piece reflects on the experience of moving and making a life […]

March 23rd 2018

THE DISAPPEARANCE

A woman becomes part of a mysterious worldwide disappearance during a great war in this […]

March 15th 2018

THE TRUTH ISSUE: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS

The submissions window has closed for The Truth Issue. We’re wading through your wonderful tales […]

March 1st 2018

WHAT TO DO WHEN THE X IS GONE

Kirsty Dunn suggests how to reignite the passion in a relationship in this satirical manual. […]

February 27th 2018

APP DATING WITH JULIUS CAESAR

What if the Romans had Tinder? Jake Attree’s poem imagines dating apps in another time. Illustration by Partners in Crime

February 26th 2018

SMALL ANIMALS

A wave of heartache has inspired this poem by Cristina Haraba. Illustration by Daria Skrybchenko

February 8th 2018

THE ROMANCE ISSUE HAS ARRIVED

Our spring edition comprises short stories, flash fiction and poetry encapsulating the yearning, promise and excitement of romance

January 25th 2018

ALL FOR LOVE

John Reinhart’s poem offers a vignette about an unusual character who will stop at nothing […]

January 25th 2018