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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KNITTED

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

MAY 24TH 2017

ULTRASOUND

Harry Man's exquisite poem captures the magic and anticipation that surrounds the birth of a child. Illustration by Raid71 — aka Chris Thornley.

MAY 18TH 2017

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WATERING

A short story by Jack Wells, providing a pertinent metaphor for parents who have had to give their children up for adoption. Illustration by Fabio Delvo.

MAY 15TH 2017

SONG

Jon Lemay's restorative poem addresses the exact moment when one emerges from melancholy into a new frame of mind. Illustration by Jason Mowry.

MAY 9TH 2017

SEVENTH

Abigail Hodge's post-apocalyptic short story follows a girl trying to find the one person left who means something to her. Illustration by Adams Carvalho.

MAY 4TH 2017

CULTIVATING AT DUSK

Megan Rowlands' poem challenges the supposed ideals of a domesticated life and champions something much wilder. Illustration by Anne Bastian.

APRIL 29TH 2017

THE BASEMENT

Danielle Carey's short story tells the tale of two mysterious aunts who raise their nieces whilst maintaining a fascinating secret. Illustrated by Matt Murphy.

APRIL 25TH 2017

41 WINKS

A poem by Sammy Hutton addressing sleep and the soft spaces of time between wakefulness and slumber. Illustration by Anna Horvath.

APRIL 20TH 2017

THE MARGINS OF SILENCE

A mother who can predict the future finds her gift to be more of a curse than a blessing in John Vicary's short story. Illustration by Romina Birzer.

APRIL 17TH 2017

LAST GIFT

A poem by Melanie Whipman, inspired by a skipping rope that was handed down the maternal line of her family. Illustration by Constanze Moll.

APRIL 12TH 2017

HOTEL

Neil Rathmell’s surreal short story follows a man as he desperately tries to understand where he is and how he got there. Illustration by Nadia So.

APRIL 6TH 2017

A LITTLE PLAN

Published in our brand new Future issue, Katie Byford's delicate little poem looks at love in the present moment. Illustration by Aiste Stancikaite.

APRIL 4TH 2017

THE FUTURE ISSUE
HAS ARRIVED

Our brand new issue is out today, featuring a captivating collection of illustrated short stories and poems that cast us into a divergent future.

MARCH 30TH 2017

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A BIRD

A poem by Zelda Chappel on the transitory nature of life, exploring what it means to find acceptance in loss. Illustration by Simon Prades.

MARCH 28TH 2017