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Pygmy Giant

I am proud to have my piece of Flash Fiction ‘Pebble’ published by Pygmy Giant.

I wrote this piece during a workshop with Nicholas Royle, who edits the great ‘Best British Short Stories’ collections, published by Salt. So I should really credit his inspiration too. Thank you.

Hope you enjoy.

http://thepygmygiant.com/2013/01/29/pebble/

 

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99fiction

I have come across a great website called 99fiction where the editor publishes mini flash fiction pieces and short poetry of 99 words or less.

It has been fun trying to make my writing concise enough to fit the criteria and is something that, I think, every writer should try.

They have kindly published two of my pieces over the past few weeks.

Take My Picture http://99fiction.tumblr.com/post/39231820288/take-my-picture-by-vicki-bartram

and

Bruise http://99fiction.tumblr.com/post/40014174636/bruise-by-vicki-bartram

 

I’d love it if you would have a wander over there and check them out. There are some really good creepy pieces on the site too. Have a read of this little gem *shudders* http://99fiction.tumblr.com/post/33829769777/lips-by-david-hartley

 

Thanks 🙂

 


Indigo Rising UK

I have the pleasure of working with some great people co-editing the poetry submissions for Indigo Rising UK Magazine

http://indigorisinguk.com/

Please do send any poetry, prose, flash fiction or art to us at the following addresses:

Prose:

Submissions can be up to 2500 words. We will make exceptions based on the quality of the piece. We are looking for high quality, literary pieces as long as they are creative and original.

Email: prose@indigorisinguk.com

Flash Fiction;

Submission no longer than 750 words. We are looking for inspiring, original pieces of fiction.

Email: flash@indigorisinguk.com

Poetry:

Submit up to six poems at a time, no longer than forty lines each. Any forms are fine. Subject matter can be anything. Originality is important.

Email: poems@indigorisinguk.com

Art:

We are looking for abstract, authentic and surreal art and photography. Pieces that have a personal touch and generate deeper understandings.

Email: jem@indigorisinguk.com

Look forward to hearing from you! 🙂


Call For Submissions

Pastiche Magazine are looking for poetry and prose submissions for their 1st print edition to be released shortly. Any writers out there who wish to submit should read the following:

 

Pastiche is currently accepting submissions from writers, artists and musicians.

Poetry – very few restrictions, but we have a limit on the amount of  Iambic tetrameter and/or rhyming couplets we will accept. Audio files must be under 10 minutes.

Prose – under 5000 words. For submissions over 2000 words please send a sample page.

Art – can be any form (photography, traditional, performance)

 

Formats:

Documents – .doc / .docx / .pdf – For all ‘traditional’ pieces please use 1.5 spacing.

Art (including photographs) – .jpg

 

Email all submissions to pastichemag@hotmail.co.uk. Do not include your written work in the body of the email – refer to the acceptable formats above.

 

Once submitted, work may not subsequently be published elsewhere (including self-publishing, e.g. on a blog) for a period of one month (creative) and 2 months (other). Please do not submit your work if it is already published elsewhere. Rejected work may be resubmitted after a period of 1 month. The same piece of work may not be submitted more than 3 times, however an individual is welcome to submit as many different pieces of work as they like.

 

So what are you waiting for…get emailing!!!

 

 


Publications are occuring…oh yes!

Well, I am uber excited!

I have just had my poem ‘Cot’ published by a great magazine called Pastiche. It’s a really great publication and I have the pleasure of appearing alongside some great writers, namely Steve Toase whose prose is amazing!

I have also discovered that a short story I wrote a while back called ‘Poison’ will be making an appearance in Issue 6 of Beautiful Scruffiness. This is another great magazine that is filled with really cool artwork, as well as some crackin’ poetry and prose.

Alongside all this I am currently putting together a small collection of three short stories for a Creative Writing portfolio assigned as part of my degree and I am also working on some exciting publications and events with Stairwell Books, including a York800 anthology, a Ghost anthology and the Ryedale Literature Festival (and that’s just to name a few!)

Yep, it’s all go here. I will post more details about the anthologies and events nearer the time.

Watch this space!