Ends on October 7, 2017
Thank you for your interest in the Flight Journal Issue 5, managed by the 2017 cohort of the Flight Associations, Remi, JJ and Henry, who also produced Issue 4, of the Flight Journal.

The Flight Associates are as calling on all writers to submit short stories and creative non-fiction writing of no more than 1000 words for Issue 5 of the Flight Journal. Your writing can be about any subject matter, any theme, and in your chosen style (as long as it is fiction and not a play or critical essay, for e.g.) so long as it is no more than 1000 words. The submission is FREE. There is nothing to pay. Furthermore, the chosen contributing writers for Issue 5 will be rewarded with a sum of £25 of payment. 

Please submit your stories in .doc or .pdf form, ensuring that you have not exceeded the 1000 word limit (any submissions beyond 1000 words will not be accepted). 

Submissions close on the 07th of October 2017. 

All writers will be notified on the result of their submission. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: flightjournal1000@gmail.com

Good luck with your entry. 
Ends on October 9, 2017£6.00
Thanks for your interest in the London Short Story Prize 2017, managed by London's literature development organisation Spread the Word. We have been running the prize since 2013, to discover and raise the profile of short story writers. 
This year's judges are Joe Dunthorne, Leone Ross and Emma Paterson. You can read more about the prize on our website.

Remember, if you are a London writer on a low income, you can apply for free entry until Friday July 28 at 5pm. There's more info about that here

Please make sure you've had a look through the Prize rules & guidelines for the London Short Story Prize 2017. You can find them here

We're looking forward to reading your stories. 

The Literary Consultancy Free Reads Scheme offers talented, low-income writers the opportunity to apply for bursaried (i.e., non-fee paying) access to their valuable commercial services for writers. Selected writers will be offered a professional manuscript assessment of their creative work from an experienced editor.

The Free Reads scheme is particularly interested in applications from writers under-represented in publishing (women writers, disabled writers, BAME writers and members of the LGBTQA community). Spread the Word is partnering with TLC to manage submissions from writers based in London, writing across different genres: playwrights, poets, scriptwriters, biographers, creative non-fiction, short story writers and fiction writers. 

You are eligible to enter (via Spread the Word) if you live in London and are on a low-income, meeting one of the following criteria:

  • You are in receipt of Job seeker’s allowance, disability benefit, income support or working tax credit
  • You earn less than the London Living Wage of £9.45 per hour
  • You are a full-time student
  • You are aged 60 or over

If you are a low-income writer but do not meet one of the criteria listed above then please get in touch as we are able to evaluate applicants’ eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

To apply please send us the following documents:
  • A completed TLC Free Reads scheme form (available to download here (Word or PDF)
  • The first 1,000 words of your writing or up to 20 pages if your writing is poetry or script-writing
  • A complete synopsis of the written work submitted. The synopsis must clearly show your story's outline and should not exceed 1,000 words
  • Documentation that shows you meet the criteria to apply for a Free Read
Please refer to the FAQs, also published on our website for any questions you have in regards to submitting your work to this scheme. For any additional questions not listed, please contact Aliya at aliya@spreadtheword.org.uk

The deadline to apply is 5pm on Monday 4 December 2017. Good luck!