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Bristol Noir

PLEASE READ OUR REMIT BEFORE ANY SUBMISSIONS

Also note individual call descriptions.

We’re currently looking for strangely uplifting pieces full of dark humour and thoughtful insights. We love dirty-real writing that is more Bukowski meets Withnail & I with an edge than Lock Stock or Requiem for a Dream.

All pieces that meet the submission conditions will receive constructive feedback.

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What you get if accepted:

  1. Bespoke feature artwork to use on social media
  2. Copy editing as required
  3. Setting out
  4. Sharing across our social media channels
  5. To join a community of international talented new and established authors
  6. Marketing links to your latest book(s)
  7. Links to your Amazon author profile and website
  8. Bristol Noir author listing

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Bristol Noir is proud to support existing and new writers that don’t necessarily fit into the mainstream. Through its e-zine, it aims to publish poetry, short stories, interviews and articles that highlight exciting new and established writers.

Quick Links to Open Calls:

Artwork and Photography Fee: gbp £5.00

Open

We welcome submissions of artwork, photography and illustrations in line with our literary remit. Pieces that are curiously balanced between uplifting, challenging and dark aspects are all favourably considered.

Key genres:

  1. Thought-provoking abstracts
  2. Prospective book cover artwork and concepts
  3. Painted feelings
  4. Abstract expressionism
  5. Landscapes in flux
  6. Painted or photographed portraits with complex layers of emotion and interpretation

Please include a short bio and social media links with your submission.

Also, any background thinking on the piece you feel is relevant to viewers.

This is the information you'd want on a plaque below it if in a gallery.

Flash Fiction Fee: gbp £5.00

Open

We're looking for strangely uplifting pieces full of dark humour and thoughtful insights. We love dirty-real writing that is more Bukowski meets Withnail & I with an edge than Lock Stock or Requiem for a Dream.

We provide feedback on all submissions and where appropriate give suggestions on how to make it the best fit for us. If selected we will copy-edit, set out and produce feature bespoke artwork for your work. When publishing on our e-zine we will share across our social media audience.

Word count: under 1K

Poetry Fee: gbp £5.00

Open

We're looking for strangely uplifting pieces full of dark humour and thoughtful insights. We love dirty-real writing that is more Bukowski meets Withnail & I with an edge than Lock Stock or Requiem for a Dream.

We provide feedback on all submissions and where appropriate give suggestions on how to make it the best fit for us. If selected we will copy-edit, set out and produce feature bespoke artwork for your work. When publishing on our e-zine we will share across our social media audience.

No min or max word limit.

Short Stories Fee: gbp £7.00

Open

We're looking for strangely uplifting pieces full of dark humour and thoughtful insights. We love dirty-real writing that is more Bukowski meets Withnail & I with an edge than Lock Stock or Requiem for a Dream.

We provide feedback on all submissions and where appropriate give suggestions on how to make it the best fit for us. If selected we will copy-edit, set out and produce feature bespoke artwork for your work. When publishing on our e-zine we will share across our social media audience.

Word count: 2.5K max'

XMAS FLASH & POETRY Fee: gbp £5.00

Open

Closes on Monday, December 26, 2022 11:59 PM GMT Standard Time (in 27 days)

We’re currently looking for Xmas-themed (or set) poetry and flash fiction.

We love dirty-real writing that is full of heart, soul, dark humour and thoughtful insights.

All pieces that meet the submission conditions will receive constructive feedback.

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What you get if accepted:

  1. Bespoke feature artwork to use on social media
  2. Copy editing as required
  3. Setting out
  4. Sharing across our social media channels
  5. To join a community of international talented new and established authors
  6. Marketing links to your latest book(s)
  7. Links to your Amazon author profile and website
  8. Bristol Noir author listing

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Bristol Noir is proud to support existing and new writers that don’t necessarily fit into the mainstream. Through its e-zine, it aims to publish poetry, short stories, interviews and articles that highlight exciting new and established writers.

Articles & Reviews

Temp Closed

As well as stories and poems we publish book reviews, interviews and general musings. Please view our recent articles to see what might fit our readers and us.

Articles we're looking for include reviews and insights into: indie films, bands, art exhibitions and any live event which features the arts. We like book and album reviews as long as they're positive towards the author, band or musician and that the subject matter isn't considered mainstream or pop.

Please include any event photos you'd like us to use with your body text and a short bio with social media links.

We generally like strangely uplifting pieces full of dark humour and thoughtful insights. We love dirty-real writing that is more Bukowski meets Withnail & I with an edge than Lock Stock or Requiem for a Dream.