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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SAYING GOODBYE TO YANG

A family discovers just how attached they've become to their robotic helper in Alexander Weinstein's unsettling speculative fiction piece.

SEPTEMBER 27TH 2016

A PEEK AT THE PAGES
OF THE HOPE ISSUE

Due for release in a week's time, flick through a few spreads from our forthcoming sixteenth edition to get a taste of what lies within.

SEPTEMBER 22ND 2016

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DEFIANT/DEFINITE

A beautiful poem by Inua Ellams, honouring his father's defiance and ability to laugh in the face of death. Illustration by Richard Wilkinson.

SEPTEMBER 20TH 2016

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 open for entries until September 29th.

SEPTEMBER 19TH 2016

A FIRST GLIMPSE
OF OUR NEW ISSUE

Due for release on October 1st, glimpse the cover of our forthcoming Hope issue, illustrated by Ivan Canu and now available to pre-order.

SEPTEMBER 15TH 2016

WHEN I SAY I HAVE
COME TO LOVE YOU

Gregory Heath's poem looks at the powerlessness that can accompany true love, whether you choose it or not. Illustration by Tobias Hall.

SEPTEMBER 13TH 2016

TALBOT

A lifelong friend is discovered to have a plethora of horrific secrets in Adena Graham's macabre short story. Illustration by Thomas Danthony.

SEPTEMBER 9TH 2016

ROUND HERE THE GRASS
GROWS AT 5000MPH

Tim Hawkins' poem captures the feeling of growing up too fast during the transition from childhood to adulthood. Illustration by Chengsi Lu.

SEPTEMBER 6TH 2016

X FACTOR SONNET

A poem by Jacqueline Saphra, noting how modern entertainment is often found within failure rather than success. Illustration by André Gottschalk.

AUGUST 30TH 2016

PUMPKIN SCONES

A sinister short story by Georgia Oman, addressing the hidden peculiarities that simmer under the surface of everyday life. Illustration by Sean McSorley.

AUGUST 25TH 2016

MY BROTHER HUMS IN HARMONIES

Inspired by her experience of working with the Welsh National Opera, Joanna Jones' poem considers the rich history that lives within a national song.

AUGUST 20TH 2016

FLYING THE KITE

Jacqueline Saphra's poem laments a youthful inability to take risks for fear of the consequences. Illustration by Stephan Schmitz.

AUGUST 17TH 2016

THE NEW, IMPROVED
DIGITAL EDITION

The digital edition of Popshot has been given an overhaul, making all 15 issues of the magazine now easily readable from any device.

AUGUST 11TH 2016

STRING THEORY

Benjamin Zadik's delicate flash fiction piece muses on a time when people used to be connected by strings. Illustration by Darren Hopes.

AUGUST 8TH 2016