Short Story Slam in Chorley Inviting Entrants

Would you like to take part in a Short Story Slam? Chorley & District Writers’ Circle are holding one as part of their Write Now event on the afternoon of Saturday 14 November in the upstairs meeting room of Chorley Library.

The Slam will follow a traditional format. We need 12 entrants for a first round consisting of six head-to-head clashes, a second round of three bouts and a three-way final. The winner takes home £100 and runners-up get some good books.

Each entrant must bring three individual super-short stories to read aloud, each one no longer than 200 words. It’s an open theme, but as the event is for a family audience please keep your writing appropriate.

To enter the Slam you need to book a ticket to the event, but there is no other entry fee. Please tell us separately that you want to enter by emailing . We’ll confirm there’s a slot available. If you haven’t already, you’ll then need to buy a ticket for the event which costs £10 via Eventbrite on the Circle’s website: and confirm to us you’ve done so in order to guarantee your place.

Please only enter if you can attend the whole event which runs from 1pm-4.30pm. We have two quality speakers, novelist and scriptwriter Cath Staincliffe and publisher and literary agent Robin Jones in addition to the Slam so it’s well worth your time and your tenner.


We ask entrants to encourage their friends to buy tickets and come along to provide support. Order of entry will be drawn on the day and the audience will vote for the winners.


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