Flash Fiction Competition, London Independent Story Prize

London Independent Story Prize, LISP is holding a writing contest. Their aim is to discover extraordinary artistic approaches to story writing, stories that embrace the diversity of gender and culture whilst being brave and passionate. They are looking for unique and strong voices. BAME, Women, and LGBTQ are especially welcome. They’ll be delighted to read it and you could be in with a chance to win!

Entries can be sent through their website www.londonindependentstoryprize.co.uk

Follow their Facebook and Twitter @LIStoryPrize for the announcements.

Early Bird Deadline: 1st of January 2018

Submissions Close on 10th of January

Winner announcements, on 10th of February

Prizes: £100 First, £30 Second, £10 Third

Check their amazing judge list from this link.LISP-5

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Bad Language in January

Bad Language returns to The Castle Hotel, deep in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter for another night of absolutely brilliant spoken word and poetry.

Our headliner is the fantastic Stephen McGeagh. His first novel, Habit is described as, “Think Bret Easton Ellis. On a writing break in the north of England. And all he packed was Fight Club and some early Stephen King novels. Stephen McGeagh’s powerful debut will stay with you for a long time.”

On our open mic, we’re proud to have a host of amazing spoken word performers, writers and poets. This month we’ve got:

Joy France
Sarah Dixon
James Varney
Fin Jackson
John G Hall
Dominic Simpson
Polly Checkland
Lenni Sanders
Trevor Meany

So get yourselves down to The Castle on Oldham Street on the 29th of January at 7:30pm. The event is free, and you can find more details here.