Deadline Day is Coming! London Independent Story Prize

Just a few days left until the Deadline! 10th of January!

Polish those 300-word short-short stories and take your chance. Become a part of this wonderful community of writers and storytellers. Take the chance of winning the prize! Give your story a chance to be recognised.

Check out the 2018 Calendar from here LISP.

LISP judges are looking for strong and unique voices, check out the interviews with the judges on the website.

‘Originality must come from other resources: from one’s own voice, personality, character.’ Luis Pizarro, LISP judge.

‘Given that the story can only be 300 words, I am looking for something beyond the ephemeral, a story that will make an impression.’ James Kirchick, LISP judge.

‘LISP is based on creating a great community and, of course, all the writers who attend the competition will definitely be a part of this network. However, winners are winners, and they will have the greatest advantage. First of all, the prize and publication, and when you win a competition, it means that your pen has been recognised, which is a great feature for any writer. Not only while trying to reach agents or publishers, but also the personal satisfaction is priceless. Especially for young writers, it’s a way to build confidence.

As an award winner, I can also say that it helps you to improve. Now you see that you can write things that others appreciate as well, which encourages you to be even bolder.’ Ozge Gozturk, LISP founder.

New Story Sunday event in Bristol

Writers Unchained, a group of writers based in and around Bristol,  are putting on a new event where members and guests will read short stories and flash fiction on the first Sunday of each month. The first Story Sunday is on November 1st from 6 to 8 pm at Southbank Club in Bedminster and the theme is Spine-tinglers.

Writers who can read on the night are invited to submit stories from 500 to 1500 words on this theme by October 21st. (Work published or performed elsewhere will be accepted).
Full details and (simple!) submission guidelines are on the Writers Unchained website.

Please note the special ticket offer for everyone who submits! 

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