Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ShortStops Is Launched!

I've been very quiet here for months, and one of the main reasons is that I've been working hard on my brand new online short story venture. I'm delighted to announce that today it went live! It's called ShortStops, and in a nutshell (because we like small containers around here) it's me getting excited about all the amazing short-story-related activity in the UK & Ireland, which I think deserves celebrating! So, you will find an enhanced version of my lit mags list, joined by a list of Live Lit events across the UK & Ireland at which short stories are read, by their authors or by actors, plus a list of as many contemporary short story authors as I can find, who have published short story collections.

These lists will grow and grow, I know they will. And the site will also feature blog posts by the editors of said magazines and organisers of events, telling you about new issues, calls for submission, upcoming events and pictures from past events etc... So head over to ShortStops, sign up for our mailing list, follow the blog by email, follow us on Twitter.com/ShortStopsUK and Facebook, and join the short story party!

I'm going to have a lie down now, it's all been a bit too exciting...