Short Fiction

Welcome to the Short Fiction page.

We are currently OPEN to general short story submissions. Please click on the ‘Submission’ link above in the menu.

We also run quarterly Flash Fiction competitions which run on a rolling basis in spring, summer, autumn, and winter, all with a £550 prize fund.

Short Story by Rachel Smart

Short Story: ‘Phenomenon’ by Rachael Smart

Rachael Smart has a thing about words. Recent work has been published at Ink, Sweat and Tears, Prole, and Coast to Coast to Coast. She has an MA in Creative Writing from The University of Nottingham and is thigh-deep in a hybrid collection about discontinued lipsticks. Rachael writes…
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A Short Story by Susanne Stich

Short Story: ‘Aubergine’ by Susanne Stich

Susanne Stich was born in Nürnberg, Germany, and is based in the Northwest of Ireland. Her short stories have appeared in The Stinging Fly, Ambit, The Incubator and many other magazines. She is a finalist of the 2018 IWC Novel Fair with her first novel. She…
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Flash Fiction by Elisabeth Ingram Wallace

Flash Fiction: ‘Space Hopped’ by Elisabeth Ingram Wallace

Elisabeth Ingram Wallace lives in Scotland, and her writing is published in SmokeLong Quarterly, Atticus Review, Flash Frontier, and the Bath Flash Fiction Award anthologies. A finalist for The Best Small Fictions 2018, she has a Scottish Book Trust ‘New Writers Award’,…
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Flash Fiction by David O'Dwyer

Flash Fiction: ‘A Keeper’ by David O’Dwyer

David O’Dwyer lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his partner Helen and three daughters. He works in the Centre for Safety and Health at Work in University College Dublin (UCD). His short stories have appeared in Cadena magazine, the Migrating Minds…
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Leonora Desar Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction: ‘Fire, Ocean’ by Leonora Desar

Leonora Desar’s writing can be found or is forthcoming in Passages North, River Styx, SmokeLong Quarterly, Harpur Palate,Hobart, and Quarter After Eight, among others. She recently won third place in River Styx‘s microfiction contest, and was a finalist/runner-up in Quarter After Eight‘s Robert J. DeMott Short Prose…
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Flash Fiction by Geoff Kronik

Flash Fiction: ‘Henry’s Turn’ by Geoff Kronik

Geoff Kronik has a degree from the Warren Wilson College MFA Program and his stories and essays have appeared in Blood Orange Review, Salamander, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Common Online, the Boston Globe and elsewhere. He reviews fiction and non-fiction for Colorado Review and has received a fellowship from…
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Leonora Desar Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction: ‘Sunday Drives to See My Grandma’ by Leonora Desar

Leonora Desar’s writing can be found or is forthcoming in Passages North, River Styx, SmokeLong Quarterly, Harpur Palate,Hobart, and Quarter After Eight, among others. She recently won third place in River Styx‘s microfiction contest, and was a finalist/runner-up in Quarter After Eight‘s Robert J. DeMott Short Prose…
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