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.

Story Sunday in Bristol: call for submissions

sun_wearing_shadesFollowing the success of our Spinetinglers and Love Hangover events, Writers Unchained of Bristol are holding another Story Sunday on

Sunday July 3rd 2016
Southbank Club
Bedminster, Bristol
from 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Expect an audience of forty to fifty hanging on your every word (or come along and hang on theirs!)

If you’re not a Bristolian that’s no problem – last time we had guest readers from Stroud, Newport and Bath – but you do have to be able to get there on the night.

This time the theme is Midsummer Madness.

If you would like to read on the night please submit stories from 500 to 1500 words by June 12th to writersunchained at gmail dot com 

Anyone selected to read will be informed by June 24th.

More details here and on the Writers Unchained website where you’ll also find (simple!) submission guidelines.


Tickets for non-readers will be on sale on the evening at £5 each.  A bar is also available.

Hope you can join us!