Snapshots of History

Do you have an interest in history? Have you ever written a story set in the past? Have you ever heard of the publication Snapshots of History?

Snapshots of History is a quarterly journal dedicated to all aspects of historical short story writing. It was set up in 2010 and comprises an ongoing serial, short stories, a members’ corner for information of interest plus a quarterly competition. The best entry receives £15 and is printed in the magazine. Runners up may also be included in the journal. There is a £3 entry fee for non-subscribers. Stories should be between 1,000 and 2,500 words and be set no later than the end of the Second World War – and historical accuracy is important.

An annual subscription to the magazine costs £7.50 or individual copies can be bought for £2.00.

Full details are available here.

Don’t forget that some of the women’s magazines also take historical short stories. Writer Joanna Barnden penned a guest post on the subject for the Womag Writer’s Blog. It contains general advice plus some market tips. Read it here.


  1. #1 by Debbie on November 21, 2011 - 4:07 pm

    Thanks for that, Sally.You always post great info!

  2. #2 by susanjanejones on November 21, 2011 - 6:15 pm

    Great post Sally, will check out these links later, I love history.

    • #3 by Sally Jenkins on November 21, 2011 - 8:21 pm

      Debbie/Susan – hope it’s information you can use!

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