Breve New Stories
Breve New Stories believes in short fiction as powerful, vibrant artworks. Since 2015 it has published 4 issues, 4 short stories and 4 flash fictions by new and emerging international authors, on paper and online.
Submissions are now open for flash fiction
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Breve New Stories was started in 2015 to support the belief that short stories are vibrant and alive. As a literary form they are often overlooked by mainstream publishers: short story collections rarely win top literary prizes or climb bestseller charts. By publishing a fresh, new literary magazine Breve aimed to challenge these tendencies by investing in stories and their authors and creating opportunities for writers to share their experiences with a wider audience.
Breve New Stories’ is here to give each author the opportunity to be read and known by a growing public. Published authors gain visibility both through the magazine and by writing about their passion for literature, their advice to aspiring writers and their future projects in the section writer’s blog. Read the latest blogs:
- Writer’s Blog: Laurie Raye – How not to read a bookWhen approaching a book which contains stories it would be natural to assume that the purpose of the book […]
- Writer’s Blog: Tom Heaton – How To Resurrect a HeadFirst you need a head. And if you want an ancient head then you have to be lucky. […]
- Writer’s Blog: Laurie Raye – My experience with lesbian fictionLaurie Raye’s flash fiction The Secrets We Wear on Our Skin is published in Breve New Stories Issue […]
- Writer’s Blog: Tom Heaton – Misunderstanding BorgesTom Heaton’s short story The Last Roman is published in Breve New Stories Issue Three. Read it now! […]
- Writer’s Blog: Laurie Raye – Being Visible. The idea behind “The Secrets We Wear On Our Skin”Laurie Raye talks about what inspired their flash fiction ‘The Secrets We Wear On Our Skin’ published in […]
- Writer’s Blog: Tom Heaton – Decline and Fall. The idea behind “The Last Roman”Tom Heaton talks about what inspired his short Story ‘The Last Roman’ published in Breve New Stories Issue […]
A brief history of Breve New Stories
The first two issues were published in print as a limited edition of 100 copies. These slim A5 pamphlets, printed with risograph on recycled paper by Footprint Workers Cooperative in Leeds, have now become true collector items. Breve New Stories’ logo and cover artworks are designed by Man Lo, an illustrator, graphic and textile designer based in London. She creates bespoke repeating patterns, fabric & textile designs, logos , illustrations for children and packaging. Her work can be found at: http://www.u-candesign.com.