Call for Submissions— Love Bites: Fiction inspired by Pete Shelley and Buzzcocks (Dostoyevsky Wannabe)

Fiction inspired by Pete Shelley and Buzzcocks, Love Bites is a collection of solicited and unsolicited work published online and offline at Dostoyevsky Wannabe and 3:AM Magazine. In the first part, the editors approched a range of writers and asked them to respond to particular songs by Buzzcocks and Pete Shelley with a work of short-fiction/prose. The second part of the book will be comprised of flash fiction from the call below.
love_bites-e1546599777999Open Submission:

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Inspired by the immediacy and brevity of the 3-minute pop song, the one-note guitar solo, and in keeping with the book’s theme, please send us your flash fiction (150-500 words). While lyrics are off-limits (see below), we’d still like to see a connection between the piece and the music. However, we aren’t interested in the ‘traditional rock memoir’ scenario as plot—show us how creative you can get! The editors will choose 25-35 of what they consider to be the best submissions for publication in either the book itself or in 3:AM Magazine.

Please send your submission and a short bio (5-6 lines max, in third person. No need for a CV, we just want to read your writing!) to:

Important Note: Please DO NOT use Pete Shelley or Buzzcocks lyrics in your submission, this is a zero-budget operation and we can’t go paying vast sums of money to music publishers.


Love Bites is guest-edited for Dostoyevsky Wannabe by Andrew Gallix, Tomoé Hill, and C.D. Rose.

Image: Dostoyevsky Wannabe