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.

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BIRTH OF A NATION

Ignited by the 1915 film of the same name, Cathy Bryant's poem addresses the ugly reality of how nations are formed. Illustrated by Peter Strain.

FEBRUARY 4TH 2016

THE END & BEGINNING
OF ADVENTURE

Following the closure of literary submissions last week, we have now chosen the poems and short stories that will be published in the 'Adventure' issue.

JANUARY 28TH 2016

LION TAMER BLUES

A recently retired lion tamer struggles to come to terms with his quiet new life in Stuart Snelson's short story. Illustrated by Vidhya Nagarajan.

JANUARY 25TH 2016

THE GREATEST OF THESE

Written to coincide with the launch of her debut novel, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, read part five of Joanna Cannon's serialised seven part short story.

JANUARY 22ND 2016

THE CURIOUS ISSUE
HAS ALMOST SOLD OUT

Thanks to high demand, our latest issue is just twenty copies away from going out of print. Subscribe today to ensure you get hold of yours.

JANUARY 20TH 2016

LISTEN TO THE MADMAN

AE Ballakisten's poem puts forward the idea that those considered mad may possess more wisdom than they are credited with. Illustrated by Analisa Aza.

JANUARY 19TH 2016

CURRENTS

A poem by NJ Hynes, written following a visit to America's Midwest where rights to the air were being sold thanks to a commercial interest in wind power. Illustrated by Tim McDonagh.

JANUARY 14TH 2016

THE SECRET

A child stumbles across a destructive secret that will change her life forever in Audra Kerr Brown's compelling short story. Illustrated by Mitt Roshin.

JANUARY 11TH 2016

SEWING LESSONS

Inspired by her conservative grandmother who attempted to teach her to sew, Ellen Davies' poem celebrates the advantages of ignorance.

JANUARY 8TH 2016

THE POPSHOT
GICLÉE PRINT SALE

With just a handful of our limited edition A2 Giclée prints left, we're now making them available for less than half price. Pick up yours from £16.

JANUARY 5TH 2016

SUBMIT YOUR WRITING
TO THE 'ADVENTURE' ISSUE

With the arrival of 2016, there are just eighteen days left to submit your poems and short stories to our next issue on the theme of 'Adventure'.

JANUARY 2ND 2016

A THANK YOU
TO OUR READERS

With 2015 drawing to a close, we reflect on the last twelve months and say a huge thank you to our readers and subscribers for their tremendous support.

DECEMBER 30TH 2015

THE WHITE REVIEW
SHORT STORY PRIZE

The quarterly arts journal is now open for entries to its short story prize for emerging writers, offering £2,500 and publication in The White Review.

DECEMBER 29TH 2015

WHEN THEY ASK
ABOUT MY FACE

Nancy Carol Moody's poem reflects on the unintended fierceness of her face, which betrays the softness that lives behind. Illustrated by Maria Rikteryte.

DECEMBER 27TH 2015

EVERY ILLUSTRATION FROM
THE CURIOUS ISSUE

Head to our newly updated Pinterest page to find every illustration from our latest issue alongside every piece of artwork ever published in Popshot.

DECEMBER 17TH 2015