The BBC National Short Story Award announces an all-female shortlist. The READ Foundation is running a writing competition, deadline Oct 10th, and has 12 tips to get you started.
An evening of stand-up storytelling is being held tonight (Monday 17th September) in Warwick. Stroud Short Stories is launching its anthology of stories performed at its events on Sept 28th, Stroud. Story Sunday is calling for submissions on the theme of “The Fall” by Sept 23rd for its event in Bristol on Oct 7th.
Lit Mags & Anthology
Fictive Dream is calling for submissions, as is Breve New Stories, deadline Oct 15th.
Workshops & Short Story Month
The inaugural Short Story September is half way through, run by Dahlia Publishing, with profiles of short story writers and a daily writing prompt.
Gail Aldwin is running a flash fiction workshop at the Clevedon Community Bookshop on Oct 4th. Paul McVeigh is running a workshop, That Killer First Page, in Dublin on October 13th.