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PFN – Shooter Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions on “The Unknown”

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Shooter publishes themed print issues twice a year, and runs competitions for short fiction during spring/summer and poetry during autumn/winter. We also run a monthly flash contest online.

General submission guidelines are as follows:


Writers should send short stories and non-fiction of 2,000-6,000 words and/or up to three poems on the theme The Unknown, adhering to the guidelines below, by the deadline of September 24th, 2023.

We’re looking for stories, essays, memoir and poetry on anything to do with unfamiliar people, new places, strange experiences or foreign exploration. Work might revolve around culture clashes, romantic encounters, fears about the future, immigration, travel, or otherworldly realms altogether. 

The theme is open to wide interpretation, but please adhere to the submission guidelines. In addition to thematic relevance, we seek engaging, elegant writing that maintains a high literary standard.

Documents should be in Word format, 1.5 or double spaced, with word count indicated at the end of the (prose) piece. Please submit only one piece of prose and/or up to three poems per issue.

Please include a brief biography in your email, noting any prior publishing experience, and send work to by September 24th.

Simultaneous submissions are fine but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. Any non-fiction or journalistic work selected for publication will be fact-checked. All work must be previously unpublished either in print or online.

Successful writers can expect to hear from us within a few weeks of the deadline, if not before; all other submitters will be informed of the outcome within two months.


Upon publication, writers will be paid £25 per story and £5 per poem. Stories that fall below the requested minimum of 2,000 words will be paid at poetry rates. UK contributors will receive both payment and a copy of the issue in which their work appears; non-UK contributors may choose either cash payment or a copy of the magazine.



September 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Shooter Literary Magazine


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