Popshot Magazine


The Identity Issue

The editors of Popshot are looking for submissions on the theme of identity.

Writers are invited to examine how the self is formed or undermined, how society may shape identity and the lengths individuals might go to in order to find their “true” selves.

Race, gender, sexuality, professional and family identity are ripe subjects for this theme. You might approach it with a big, sweeping idea or choose a single, expansive observation.

Successful submissions must display excellent writing, creative flair and originality. We are looking for a mixture of humour, cutting social commentary, painful honesty and thrilling storytelling. All genres are welcome.

We are currently wrapping up the Nostalgia issue, which goes on sale November 16.

The Identity Issue is out in February 2019.

Guidelines for submissions

  • Poems: 12 to 40 lines
  • Short stories: 1,000 to 3,000 words
  • Flash fiction: 100 to 1,000 words

Three entries maximum.

Submissions for Spring are open until 9am GMT on Tuesday, December 4.

To discover more about Popshot, pick up a copy from WHSmiths or another reputable newsagent. You can subscribe to either hard copy or digital editions. Four issues are published per year showcasing the best emerging fiction writers.

To see your writing published and illustrated, head to our submit page for the full guidelines. Include the issue and form of your work in the subject line (i.e. Identity – Poetry). We are open to original contributions from anyone, anywhere in the world.  

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Illustration by Sara Gironi Carnevale

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