Popshot Magazine

Illustration by Ewelina Rynkiewicz


Submit work for the next issue between today and 9am (GMT) on Friday 2nd September 2022. Illustration by Ewelina Rynkiewicz.

The next issue of Popshot will be on the theme of…“Roots.”

We have just finished putting together the Haunting Issue (thank you to all who submitted), allowing us to open the doors for new submissions.

Our next theme is ‘Roots’.

Writers might want to consider the different meanings of roots; from the botanical or geographical to the familial. We want you to explore the root of a problem or take us to a moment showing the adventure/trauma of being uprooted. Perhaps you’d rather examine the feeling of being rooted, and our relationships to place or soil. Feel free to take us somewhere funny and lighthearted; or go very dark indeed.

Successful submissions must display excellent writing, creative flair and originality. We are looking for a mixture of humour, social commentary, honesty and thrilling storytelling. We welcome all genres and writing styles so long as they follow our guidelines for submission (for more on which, click here).

Submissions for the Winter 2022 issue are open until 9am (UK time) on Friday, 2 September 2022.

The Roots Issue will be published in November 2022.

Guidelines for submission are here.

Three entries maximum. Entries over the word count will not be considered. We’re very sorry but due to volume we cannot reply to submissions unless they are successful, so if you haven’t heard from us by the end of October 2022 please take it as a pass.

To discover more about Popshot, pick up a copy from WHSmiths or another reputable newsagent (here are a few other ways you can safely find it). 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. Roots – Poetry). We are open to original contributions from anyone, anywhere in the world.

At Popshot towers we have just wrapped up the Haunting Issue, which will be on sale from 4th August 2022.

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