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.

A huge thank you to every single writer who took the time to consider, compose and send in their work to our 'Adventure' issue throughout December and January. With the standard of writing increasing every issue, our shortlisting process is getting more lengthy every time — a great indication of the salubriousness of today's short fiction and poetry.

The authors of the chosen pieces have now all been notified so if you submitted to this issue but haven't received an email from us in the last 12 hours, your work hasn't been selected on this occasion. Our apologies for not being able to be more personal in delivering the news and thanks again for your time. If you didn't submit to the 'Adventure' issue, we'll hope to see you send something in for our next issue.

The Adventure Issue will launch on April 1st with literary submissions for our sixteenth issue opening up in June. If you would like to see your writing in the next edition of the magazine, get a better idea of the work we publish by picking up a copy. Subscribers get three print issues delivered to their door plus complete digital access to every issue we've ever published for just £10. Take advantage by heading to our subscribe page.