Novel Nights at The Strawberry Thief bar, Bristol January, 2016

Reading at Novel Nights

There are five-minute slots for writers to read their writing during the first half of  Novel Nights. The audience are a group of friendly writers and readers.

We want to hear prose which delights, tells a story with skill, hooks a room of people and won’t make them fidget. If you are chosen to read you get comp entry to Novel Nights, your name on the programme and publicised by twitter, facebook and on this website. We accept novel extracts and short stories.

Submission guidelines – send us 

  • 800-word extract of your writing; no more than  5 minutes reading time
  • Choose a scene from your novel or a short story that will work as a piece to listen to.
  • We will choose the best writing that fits with the ‘theme’ of the evening, if there is one.
  • A picture of yourself – please label with your name
  • Your name (or writing pseudonym), and twitter handle
  • Send your work and bio in the body of an email. No attachments please.

Email work to :  

Spaces to read at the following events 2017:

March 29th 2017 :  Our guest speaker is Tom Henry, ghostwriter.   We want to read the most powerful scene in your novel or short story. Give us a narrative hook.

April 26th 2017. Our guest speaker is Richard Jones from Tangent Books on indie publishing.

May 31st 2017.  Guest speakers are Martine Mcdonagh and Stephen May talking about family relationships. Stories about families welcome.

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