THE ROMANCE ISSUE HAS ARRIVED
We are a little over-excited at Popshot Towers to present our bigger, bolder and brighter nineteenth issue. We even have a new masthead to celebrate our increased frequency: Popshot will now be coming out four times a year.
Our spring edition comprises a heady mix of illustrated short stories, flash fiction and poetry encapsulating the yearning, the promise and the excitement of romance. Inside, we will find Emily Hill’s surreal tale of a party at a zoo – an exclusive preview from her forthcoming short story collection, Bad Romance; a satirical guide for reigniting the passion in a relationship and a moving meditation on the emptiness after a break-up.
We had hundreds of submissions, and loved reading all your work. Our writers for The Romance Issue are CJ Atkinson, Jake Attree, Alex Amey, Barry Charman, Jade Cuttle, Justin Dolby, Kirsty Dunn, Mary Fletcher, Jane Frank, Rosalind Goldsmith, Frederick Grady, Emily Hill, Liam Hogan, Laurence Hughes, p.Lane, Joshua Preston, John Reinhart, Kate Smith, Charlotte Spires, Hugh Todd, Robin Vicary, Rob Walton, Olivia Walwyn, Ian Watson and Lizabeth Yandel.
And then, of course, there are the illustrators. Matt Harrison Clough is behind our glorious birds of paradise cover. We also have wonderfully creative interpretations by Karolina Burdon, Mirko Càmia, Robbie Cathro, Matt Chinworth, John Cei Douglas, Joseph Crisp, Giuseppe Di Lernia, Sam Dunn, Ryan Garcia, Sara Gironi Carnevale, Katherine Lam, Bren Luke, Junghyeon Kwon, Zach Meyer, Nik Neves, Michael Parkin, Partners in Crime, Eglė Plytnikaitė, Daria Skrybchenko, Jan Siemen, Emily Wren and Vector That Fox.
Finally, submissions are now open for our summer issue. Head over to our submissions page for more details. The best way to see what we’re looking for is to pick up a copy or order one online. You can also subscribe. We welcome contributions from all over the world.
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