Shooter’s 2021 Short Story Competition Welcomes Entries through May
Shooter‘s annual story contest frees writers from thematic restrictions and welcomes short fiction up to 5,000 words long. The winner receives £400 and publication both in Shooter‘s summer issue and online; runner-up wins £100 and online publication. Discounted entry for multiple stories. All entrants receive an e-copy of the summer issue. Guidelines at our website. Deadline: May 9th.
Shooter Literary Magazine‘s Animal Love issue seeks to help benefit stray dogs. The theme for this issue was set before editor Melanie White’s own dog was diagnosed with cancer and passed away. This issue has transformed into a tribute to him and 10% of profits from issue sales will go to benefit Spanish Stray Dogs UK, a charity working to rehome abused and abandoned dogs of Spain.
From the editor:
I hope, as you read the stories and poetry in this issue, that you enjoy the transporting levity and engaging provocation of a lot of the pieces. These are, to say the least, difficult and isolating times for most of us, and we might like to read lighter fare than usual as a result. You will find plenty of heartening, diverting and insightful work in these pages. Please go to the Subscriptions page to order a copy.
Event Dates: January 8-February 26, March 5-April 23, April 30-June 18 Event Location: Virtual Registration Deadline: Year-round Shooter’s editor, Melanie White, leads eight-week short story courses throughout the academic year. They are designed to help writers develop their craft and complete a polished short story. The courses are best suited to aspiring fiction writers keen to hone their skills and publish their work. Courses comprise a weekly class via email, including readings and exercises; a private Facebook group where participants can discuss class topics and work; one-to-one guidance with the course leader via email; optional feedback on completed stories; and consideration for inclusion in Shooter. Further information at our website.
Deadline: May 31, 2020
UK-based Shooter Literary Magazine‘s 2020 Short Story Competition is currently open to short fiction of any theme/genre, from anywhere in the world, up to a maximum length of 5,000 words. All entrants will receive an e-copy of Shooter‘s Winter 2021 issue, in which the winning story will appear. Winner receives £400 and publication both in print and online; runner-up wins £100 and online publication. The winners will be announced online in July. Entry fee of £7 per story or £10 for two. Guidelines and entry details can be found at shooterlitmag.com/competition.