THE ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE OF NEW WRITING

Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood.

LATEST

THE LONDON MAGAZINE SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Established to unearth and encourage emerging literary talent, The London Magazine is now open for entries for its annual short story competition.

SEPTEMBER 3RD 2015

DICTIONARY STORIES

Designer & illustrator Jez Burrows has created a selection of short stories composed using only example sentences from the dictionary.

SEPTEMBER 1ST 2015

A LIMITED EDITION RE-RELEASE OF THE OUTSIDER ISSUE

After our current issue abruptly sold out last month, we’ve now re-released it in a limited edition supplement-style format of just 200 copies.

AUGUST 28TH 2015

MAGNUM OPUS

Corin Dilip Faife's macabre short story delves into the world of a secretive sculptor whose masterpieces turn out to be more unique than ever imagined.

AUGUST 25TH 2015

THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE OUTSIDER ISSUE

With our thirteenth issue now sold out, we've added every glorious illustration from its pages onto our visually-laden Pinterest page.

AUGUST 20TH 2015

THE NEW CONCRETE

Hayward Publishing's newly released book, The New Concrete, celebrates and surveys the rise of concrete poetry in the digital age.

AUGUST 18TH 2015

THE HUT

Adena Graham's stirring flash fiction piece takes us into a world that our isolated protagonist is desperately trying to escape. Illustrated by Sam Pash.

AUGUST 13TH 2015

KNITTED

Nancy Charley draws parallels between knitting and the creation of a human life in her delicate poem. Illustrated by Rupert Smissen.

AUGUST 10TH 2015

THE SUNDAY TIMES EFG SHORT STORY AWARD

The world’s richest short story prize, awarding £30,000 to the author of the winning piece of fiction, is now accepting entries for its 2016 award.

AUGUST 7TH 2015

A GRAVEYARD FOR MICE

Alan Ward's short story tells of how some curious 'pets' turn a family's summer into an ordeal of warlike proportions. Illustrated by Phil Couzens.

AUGUST 5TH 2015

SELLING OUT

Our two most recent issues — on the theme of 'Time' and 'Outsider' — have just sold out, leaving only two remaining issues of Popshot in print.

JULY 31ST 2015

CLOSED AND CHOSEN

Literary submissions for our 'Curious' issue have now closed, and the final poems and short stories have been carefully chosen.

JULY 29TH 2015

IF I COULD UNDO ANY MISTAKE, IT WOULD BE YOU

A poem from Aki Schilz, articulating the wistful desire to unspool time and extract a tender passage from life's story. First published in our 'Time' issue.

JULY 25TH 2015

THE NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION

The Poetry Society’s annual poetry competition is now open for entries with the winner taking home £5,000 and earning publication in Poetry Review.

JULY 23RD 2015

HOME IS WHERE WE ARE

Ethan Chapman's short story explores a family's attempt to come to terms with abduction and the construction of a life in its wake. Illustrated by Joe Wilson.

JULY 18TH 2015