The Weekend Read

The Weekend Read

The Weekend Read publishes outstanding fiction by women every Friday.

We feature prize-winning stories, stories from published collections and brand new work by established authors as well as showcasing new, emerging voices from across the globe.

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How to submit your work

Want to have your writing featured in The Weekend Read? We welcome short story submissions from self-identifying women, taking on any genre or subject. See more about our submission guidelines at the link below.

Guidelines + Submit here

Our Weekend Read Authors

Featured writers include Patricia Duncker, author of the prize-winning Hallucinating Foucault, and most recently, Sophie and the Sybil; Kirsty Logan, author of The Gracekeepers and award-winning short stories; Jenn Ashworth, author of three novels including A Kind of Intimacy, which won the Betty Trask Award; Bristol Prize winner, Mahsuda Snaith; Holly Muller, whose debut novel is soon to be published by Bloomsbury; Emily Bullock, winner of the BBC Short Story Prize, and many more.

About The Editors

Kerry Ryan is Fiction Editor for The Weekend Read. Her writing has featured in international publications and various journals including, most recently, The Manchester Review. Kerry has a PhD in creative writing and is founder and director of Write like a Grrrl which offers creative writing courses for women across the UK in collaboration with For Books’ Sake.