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Create New Myths — Write for a London Literary Mag

LITRO started life as a free print pamphlet featuring just one short story. It then became a pocket-sized monthly magazine—still free—with a handful of short stories and the occasional spot of nonfiction and poetry, published for London commuters. They are now a print magazine with a different  theme for each issue and  also a full-fledged online platform for general fiction and nonfiction, as well a place for readers and  writers to discuss various aspects of literature, arts and culture through features, reviews and interviews.

You can submit for print or online publication and the wages are the same for both – honour and glory. Magazines like this have never been about money, they are very lucky to break even, it’s all about being a showcase for interesting new writing.

Here’s the list of forthcoming themes with the deadline. They accept short fiction, flash/micro fiction and nonfiction, but NOT poetry.

I love the myths and legend theme. It’s ripe for all kinds of imaginative work and will make a cracking issue. This is LITRO’s description of what they are looking for:

Ever wondered whether Hercules would make it as a professional sportsman? Or how Medusa would cope with social media? We want you to bring the heroes of yore up to date for Litro #141: Myths & Legends. Retell the old stories for a modern audience, or bring them crashing into the present. Whether they’re Greek heroes or Norse gods, Irish faeries or the mythical beings of the Aboriginal dreamtime – we want you to give mythology your own contemporary twist.

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  • Myths & Legends (Deadline: February 11, 2015) – Submit here.

  • Mexico (Deadline: 11 March 2015) – Submit here.

  • Detroit (Deadline: April 11, 2015) – Submit here.

  • Transgender (Deadline: May 11, 2015) – Submit here.

  • Missed Connections (Deadline: June 11, 2015) – Submit here.

  • Whodunit (Deadline: August 11, 2015) – Submit here.

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9 comments on “Create New Myths — Write for a London Literary Mag

  1. The Story Reading Ape
    January 28, 2015

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    AUTHORS – more opportunities for you to get your writing talent seen and appreciated 😀

  2. wendyannedarling
    January 28, 2015

    Wonderful opportunity! A quick question for you, on behalf of my American author friends: as a Brit in America, I have become used to spelling per American language traditions but would automatically switch to British English in this case. As this magazine is published in the UK, would it be a wise choice for any of my friends on this side of the pond to submit their stories using British English spelling?

    • bridget whelan
      January 28, 2015

      Strange, I was thinking about this today, but the other way around: should you use American spelling for a US literary journal.

      I think the answer is more straightforward if you are submitting non fiction because your identity as the author is tied up with the essay/travel feature/memoir…but that’s not true in the same way for fiction. I suppose it comes down to house style but I hope/think it wouldn’t be a reason for rejection if you get it wrong.

      Anyone else got any thoughts on this? I’m going to ask around and I would love to know what others think….Thanks for asking such an interesting question Wendy.

  3. eloisedesousa
    January 28, 2015

    Reblogged this on Thoughts by Mello-Elo and commented:
    Speaking of opportunities…😊

  4. Suzanne Joshi
    January 29, 2015

    Thanks Bridget for this useful information.

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