Popshot #21

Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood. The magazine is published quarterly.


Our twenty-first issue features a heavenly selection of short stories, flash fiction and poetry exploring fantastical tales, lofty aims and dark shudderings, accompanied by bright and surreal illustrations. Inside, we’ll find a thriller set in the Deep South, a chilling story about a man who can sense only his right side and, curiously, several molluscs. Our star story is by Lydia Ruffles, just as her new novel, Colour Me In, stretches into the daylight. Our cover is by Vector That Fox.

Words by Sandra Arnold, Alice Ash, Claire Booker, Rachel Bower, Jo Brandon, Helen Cox, Clive Culverhouse, Leslie Dianne, Michelle Marie Earl, Joe Giordano, Alice Harrison, Sophie Hartl, James Hatton, Jenny Holden, Sef Hughes, Audrey Molloy, Ben Norris, Helen Rear, John Reinhart, David Romanda, Lydia Ruffles, Emma Tilly, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jack Somers, Lauren Vevers, Liedewij Vogelzang.

Illustrations by Adamastor Studio, Andrew Bastow, Matthew Brazier, Charlie Davis, Will Drayson, Paulina Eichhorn, James Fenwick, Cat Finnie, Stefan Große Halbuer, Ollie Hoff, Ruth Kingsbury, Joanna Layla, Alice Mollon, Rachel Joy Price, Elisa Puglielli, Renzo Razzetto, So Santos, Alexandru Savescu, Kyle Scott, Josep Serra and Vector That Fox.