11th January 2019

TSS Publishing is delighted to announce that Peter Jordan has been selected as our (virtual) short story writer in residence. Peter will explore the craft of the short story in a series of essays across the next six months, published exclusively on TSS.

Peter Jordan is a short story writer from Belfast. He has won numerous bursaries and awards, including three Arts Council Grants. In 2018, he was nominated for Best Small Fictions and Best of Net. In 2017, he won the Bare Fiction prize, came second in the Fish and was shortlisted for the Bridport. Over 50 of his stories have appeared in literary magazines and journals, including Flash: The International Short Story Magazine, The Nottingham Review, The Pygmy Giant, Flash500, Thresholds, Litro, The Incubator, The Honest Ulsterman, Dogzplot, Spelk, Fictive Dream, FlashBack Fiction & WordFactory. He has taken time out from a PhD in Belfast’s Seamus Heaney Centre to complete the edits on his short story collection, Calls To Distant Places, which will be published in May 2019. You will find him on twitter @pm_jordan.


4th January 2019

TSS Publishing is seeking a Senior Editor for Short Stories and a Senior Editor for Flash Fiction.

The Short Story Senior Editor will have full responsibility for:

  • General submission periods
  • Fiction selection & edits 
  • Responding to Submitters
  • First Readers (if required / desired)
  • The direction of TSS Publishing in terms of online short story content

The Flash Fiction Senior Editor will have full responsibility for:

  • General submission periods between April 1st – June 30th & October 1st – December 30th
  • Flash Fiction selection & edits  
  • Responding to Submitters
  • First Readers (if required / desired)
  • The direction of TSS Publishing in terms of online Flash Fiction content

These roles are open to discussion and Senior Editors will, largely, be able to choose when they want to read, how much they want to read, what they want to publish etc. TSS Publishing has always offered those we work with autonomy – the roles are therefore well-suited to individuals who would like to take the helm and enjoy discovering new voices and publishing outstanding content and managing the workflow as they wish.

These roles are being created as TSS explores moving into print publications and widening the creative range of the website. 

Please note:

  • A high level of experience in short stories or flash fiction is required.
  • Previous experience working on a journal is beneficial.
  • An active presence on social media is also a plus – we want our Senior Editors to help spread the news about the writers they’ve selected for publication.
  • While this role is voluntary, we will look at running a tip jar for each submission period and Senior Editors will be given 50% of any proceeds.


Please contact Rupert – – if you are interested, outlining any relevant experience. In the subject line, please put: Senior Editor Role.


Applications close on 31st January 2019

Decisions will be made by 15th February 2019.


4th December 2018

TSS Publishing is seeking a virtual short story writer in residence with a track record of publication and an interest in short fiction publishing. The selected writer will be ‘in residence’ for six months and will be asked to write an article each month on the craft of short stories.

Articles should be between 1000 and 3000 words in length.

An example article might be Making a Collection or Setting and Place in Short Stories

TSS Publishing will pay £25 per article and offer editorial support, as well as social media coverage of the writer and their works more generally.

Please contact Rupert – – if you are interested, outlining any relevant experience.

Applications close on 20th December 2018


30th November 2018

Writers, readers, and all those in between.

We are looking to gather a range of short story and flash fiction or general writing prompts which we’d like to begin publishing daily in 2019.

If you have something in mind, please do send us your favourite prompts. It can be a word, a phrase, a line, a title, an idea, an image. Whatever you want. 

Send your prompt in the body of the email or in a word/JPEG attachment – to

A maximum of three prompts per person, please. All prompts can be sent in a single email.

We’ll attribute the prompt, add links to any of your social media accounts, plus any full length work (novel, non0fiction book, flash/short story collection).

We will be accepting prompts until the end of December.

Thank you!


24th September 2018

TSS Publishing is on the hunt for a Photography Judge & Editor for 2019. We may select more than one.

From 2019 we would like to begin publishing photography, on a weekly / monthly basis, that tells a story.

Terms and conditions can be discussed, but please note the position would be remote. We are looking for an individual who would be excited to share exceptional pieces of work with a wide audience.

There is ample room to explore the role and to take the lead in developing new projects as time goes on.

Please email for further details, to express interest, and outline any relevant experience. 

The hunt will be on until October 15th.


5th September 2018

TSS Publishing is delighted to welcome Sophie van Llewyn as our Resident Flash Fiction Writer. Sophie will be with us for six months and over this time she will be exploring Flash Fiction in a series of essays, exclusive to TSS, with emphasis on craft and publication.

Sophie van Llewyn was born in Romania. She now lives in Germany. Her prose has been published by Ambit, the 2017 & 2018 NFFD Anthologies, New Delta Review, Banshee, New South Journal etc. and has been placed in various competitions – including TSS (you can read her Flash Fiction ‘The Cesarean’ here). Her novella-in-flash, ‘Bottled Goods,’ set against the backdrop of communist Romania, is available from Fairlight Books





25th August 2018


TSS Publishing is delighted to welcome two new editors on board as we open up to publishing Creative Non-Fiction.

We are extremely exited to begin this new journey and to have such talented people joining the team.

Further announcements relating to the CNF submission process will be announced in due course.


Rachael Smart has a thing about words. Part-poet, part-prosateur, she has an MA in Creative Writing from The University of Nottingham and is thigh-deep in a hybrid collection about discontinued lipsticks. Rachael has a therapeutic perspective of creative non-fiction. She has undertaken life story work in child protection and researched the benefits of storytelling with unaccompanied asylum seeking children. She has also facilitated life writing workshops with vulnerable adults. Rachael writes for The Motherload and helps coordinate their book club. She reviews books for STORGY. She rides a retro bike [with a basket.]

You can find her on Twitter: @SmartRachael


Dr. Yvonne Battle-Felton is an American writer living in Lancaster, UK. A writer of fiction and Creative Nonfiction, her writing has been published in riverSedge, Assisi, Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place, Welter, Slices, and The Chesapeake Reader Literary Journal. Winner of a Northern Writers Award in fiction (2017), her first novel, Remembered (forthcoming 2019), is the story of an emancipated slave haunted by both the past and the present as she struggles to lead her dying son home. Yvonne’s practice-based research explores silence, legacies of slavery, motherhood, and community. Her novel will be published by Dialogue Books of Little, Brown Group (Hachette) in February 2019. Yvonne was shortlisted for the Words and Women Competition (2017) and commended for children’s writing in the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize (2017). Yvonne is represented by the Elise Dillsworth agency and holds an MA in Writing (Dual Concentration fiction and nonfiction) from Johns Hopkins University and a Creative Writing PhD from Lancaster University. She has been an Associate Professor at UMUC and is an Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University and a Lecturer at University of Cumbria. Yvonne is a creative producer, writer, and is co-founder and co-Director of North West Literary Arts CIC. Yvonne is co-creator of the North West Literary Salon, a monthly literary event featuring local writers, musicians and food; Stories at the Storey, a monthly true-story open mic night, and Off the Page, interdisciplinary creative writing workshops as well as founder of The Writing Life radio show. She aims to increase diversity in publishing and to build community one story at a time.