Submit to Tube-Flash

An exciting project inspired by the London Underground at The Casket

  • Hop on and be published alongside new, established and award-winning writers in this exciting project
  • Stories appear weekly online and in a forthcoming book
  • Feature on Apple iTunes as part of our audio podcast series
  • Your story accessible to readers wherever they go via our made-for-mobile website
  • Readers rate favourite stories

Click on the Tube map to find out how to get involved and submit a storyunderground_map

One for the girls…Mslexia Short Story Competition

A really good competition with a cash prize, writing retreat and day with an editor. Women writers only…sorry boys!myslexia

A competition for unpublished short stories of up to 2,200 words. We accept work on all subjects, so write about anything and everything you fancy – we love to read it.

1ST PRIZE: £2,000
Plus two optional extras: a week’s writing retreat at Chawton House
, and a day with a Virago editor

2nd prize: £500, 3rd prize: £250

Three other finalists each receive £100

Judge: Jane Rogers

Closing date: 17 March 2014

All winning stories will be published in the Jun/Jul/Aug 2014 edition of Mslexia

Bookanista Short Story Submissions

Bookanista is looking for new short fiction from up-and-coming writers.

Bookanista is a literary website recommending books and championing all writers producing great work.

The online magazine contains features, interviews, author recommendations and literary news, as well as showcasing works of short fiction from both established writers and exciting new talent.

We are currently looking for unpublished original short stories to publish on the website. Your Creative Writing students may be interested to learn more about, and we would appreciate it if you could forward this message onto your new writers.

Submissions of up to 5,000 words should be sent as a Word or pdf attachment to


York Literature Festival: The Art of Short Fiction with Nicholas Royle & Alison Moore

York Literature Series: Short Fiction Event with Nicholas Royle and Alison Moore, 21st March 2014

Hosted by York St John University

Workshop (3pm) and evening talk (7pm)

Temple Hall


Nicholas Royle is the author of First Novel, as well as six earlier novels including The Director’s Cut and Antwerp, and a short story collection, Mortality. He has edited numerous anthologies including Darklands, Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds and three volumes of The Best British Short Stories (2011–2013). A senior lecturer in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, he also runs Nightjar Press, publishing original short stories as signed, limited-edition chroyle_nicholasapbooks, and works as an editor for Salt Publishing, where he has been responsible for Alison Moore’s Man Booker-shortlisted The Lighthouse and Alice Thompson’s Burnt Island among other titles.

Alison Moore’s first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Ali window 22012 and in the New Writer of the Year category of the National Book Awards 2012 before going on to win the McKitterick Prize 2013. Her debut collection, The Pre-War House and Other Stories, was nominated for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2013. She is an honorary lecturer in the School of English at Nottingham University.

By booking on this event you can attend both the workshop and evening talk.

Any questions please email: