Five Dials

Autumn 21

Download PDF Browse articles The Everything List Cyril Husbands shares with us everything he’s read, watched and heard in the last month Reading Diary ... Read more

Summer 21

Download PDF Browse articles The Everything List Charlotte Geater shares with us every- thing she’s read, watched and heard—lately New poetry from Anth... Read more

Number 57

Download PDF   A letter from the editor Sophie Mackintosh on journeys On losing a cat softly a bell rings Sophie Robinson Flash Fiction Old M... Read more

Number 55

On love. Jay Griffiths addresses the court. Stanley Donwood ushers us towards a Bad Island. Stefania Rousselle searches France for evidence of affection. Plus fiction from Kathy Page and Nikita Lalwani.

April 2020

Commission for a short story, 300-400 words, written in the first person. The narrator is an infectious disease expert at a hospital in London. Describe what ha... Read more

CLOSED: April 2018

Commission for a short story, 300-400 words, written in the first person. The narrator is an employee at the NRA in charge of soliciting gifts from individuals.... Read more

CLOSED: June 2017

Commission for a short story, 300-400 words, an interior monologue, from the point of view of Ivanka Trump, as she attends a meeting with her father and Xi Jinp... Read more

CLOSED: February 2017

Commission for a short story, 300-400 words, about a scientist who smuggles out crucial climate change facts under the iron fist of a censorial government. Sci... Read more

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