Today's the day! We're ecstatic to be able to present our very first podcast to you - Episode 1, Pamphlet Sample. Brought to you by our very own Beverley Priestner, this episode brings you 3 stories from our Pamphlet, Confusion, Rep, and Pigeon. Please listen, like, share, and let us know what you think.
In anticipation of the release of our first podcast on Tuesday, we're pleased to bring to you an interview with Jason Jawando, whose story Confusion will be one of three stories featured. Currently studying an MA in Creative Writing with the Open University, Jason has been published in a number of other literary journals and magazines, including Aesthetica, … Continue reading Interview: Jason Jawando
We're very pleased to announce that on Tuesday 20th February we'll be release Bandit Fiction's first ever podcast!We feel it's a great opportunity to engage with a potential new audience, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to reach as many people as we have with our digital, written publications. Next week's podcast will be the first … Continue reading Our First Podcast, Coming Soon!
In the last few months, we've seen levels of interest and submissions much higher than we ever anticipated, and these only show signs of growing. While we're obviously very happy about this, it means that a lot more of our time has been spent reading and reviewing submissions than we'd initially planned. As negatives go, … Continue reading Opportunity: Editor
We're incredibly pleased to announce that we'll be working with the Sunderland Short Story Award to publish two special issues, one for each of their categories - Adult and 11-17. From our point of view, we've very happy to be able to work with such a fantastic project as the Sunderland Short Story Award. Ran by Dr Sarah … Continue reading Two Special Editions Announced!
We're working really hard to do our best by the writers and artists we work with, but we're vocal and honest about the fact that we want to do more. We want to pay them for the work they do, and we want to make sure that their work gets seen by as many people … Continue reading Support Us!
"...I would also suggest that any aspiring writer begin with short stories. These days, I meet far too many young writers who try to start off with a novel right off, or a trilogy, or even a nine-book series. That’s like starting in at rock climbing by tackling Mt. Everest." - George R.R. Martin
When setting up Bandit Fiction, one of our key objectives was to give extra opportunities to new and unpublished writers, and to writers in education. And when gathering feedback about what writers want publishers to offer, a similar request came up - over 2/3rds wanting more opportunities for new and unpublished writers. As such, we've tweaked our … Continue reading Our Restricted Issue
In our relatively short life span, we've already been asked on a number of occasions whether or not we pay for the work we publish. Are artists paid for the work they're commissioned to do? How can you value your writers if you don't pay them for their short stories? All of these are valid … Continue reading Why We Don’t Pay For What We Publish (Right Now)
WRITERS!!! People of words and punctuation! Have you got a short story lurking somewhere on your hard drive, just looking for a home? Is there a flash fiction piece in your sock drawer? Then have no fear! We're currently accepting submissions for the following: Flash Fiction - 250 to 1000 words Narrative non-fiction - 1000 … Continue reading Submissions Are Open