Nobrow Short Story Competition

9 December 2019

Who may enter
The competition is open to people of any nationality aged 18 and over.

Nobrow, an independent publishing company based in London, is inviting entries to its short stories competition.

Our theme is ‘The Censor’. You can interpret this in any way you wish – it could represent censoring of the past, present and future; the self; the state; or the effects of censorship on everyday life. As a provocation we hope our theme can provide a rich vein of storytelling inspiration for anyone wishing to take part in the competition. We are looking for inclusive, surprising, ingenious and diverse responses that capture our minds and hold us until every word is devoured. 

You may submit a short story of up to 3,000 words or a creative non-fiction piece of up to 3,000 words.

The story must not have been submitted to any other competition or to any publisher and must not have been published in any form. The story must be submitted in the English language.

Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.

Up to twelve winning entries will be published in the illustrated short story anthology. The overall winner will receive £2000.  Each of up to eleven runners-up will receive £150.

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