Please make it easy for us to read your submission, and use a straightforward easy to read font double spaced in 12-14 point. Deaf writers may submit by video in BSL. Blind writers may submit audio files.

Stories and poems, (not memoir, not other kinds of non-fiction ) must be:
All your own work
Written in English
up to 2000 words long unless otherwise specified
Unpublished except for The Story Sessions
Thank you.



Ends on May 3, 2017

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We are reviving the Story Sessions, we hope permanently!

The Story Sessions in a live literature event, held in BROCKLEY, SE London, with themed sessions. We run it like a folk club, so there are headliners, support acts and floor spots*.

We  have a 'test bed' section where you can try out a new piece on the audience just before the interval, and get written feedback.


*Floor spots: Flash from the Floor a maximum of 100 words on theme. just turn up with your 100 words and let us know you want to read, or write something i the interval.

We have 4 sessions lined up over the next year:

16/11/2016 Freedom Tales deadline 02/11/16

18/01/2017 Winter Tales deadline 04/01/17

15/03/2017 Retelling tales (Legend and Fable) deadline 01/03/17

17/05/2017 Fantastic Tales deadline 03/05/17

We are looking for STORIES first and foremost, although we will consider very good poems. We are not interested in non-fiction of any kind.

ABSOLUTE maximum 2000 words, but we are happy with  a lot shorter as it means more people can read.

This can be previously published work as it will not lead to a book, and we encourage authors from London and environs, who have a new book to promote, to offer us something suitable to the theme, but unpublished work also welcome. So if you have something on theme and can come and read it on the day, let's hear from you.