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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