Writers. We have so many opportunities for you to your work for Novel Nights. 

6th July. Open Mic 

Ten slots of up to ten  minutes each. We’re now looking at longer pieces. Bring along the first three pages of your novel or a short story or a flash fiction 

Send your work to with 6th July in the subject line


A series of four short story evenings by South West writers. We will choose the best short stories to entertain and thrill our audience in South Petherton, South Somerset. The David Hall is a prestigious venue that hosts nationally known folk musicians and spoken word performers. This event is a collaboration between The David Hall and Novel Nights. Buy tickets Here 

Writers and Story Tellers – Share your work on the big stage with a live audience. How to submit

1. Submissions on the theme: New Blood & Beginnings. Performance Date: Sunday September 11th 2022

Submission deadline: August 1st 2022

2. Submissions on the theme: Lifting the veil on Halloween Performance Date: Sunday 23rd October 2022

Submission deadline: 18th September 2022

3. Submissions on the theme: Fire Performance Date: Sunday 13th November 2022

Submission deadline: October 14th 2022

4. Submissions on the theme: Winter Performance Date Sunday 11th December 2022

Submission deadline: November 20th 2022 

Submissions chosen by: Grace Palmer and Helen Williams (from The David Hall).

What we are looking for: 

Well written stories with heart, empathy, soul that will keep an audience entertained. 

Submission Guidelines

Length: We welcome flash fiction,  and short stories that take up to ten minutes to read aloud. Please practice the time it takes for you to read your work (without dashing), to check you won’t go over the time limit. 

Email your best work to In the subject field for your email include which event you are subbing for and the title of your work.  

Send your work as an attachment labelled with the event name and the title of your piece. Do not include your name on the attachment. 

In your email, include a short note with a 30 word biography about yourself in the third person.

Interpret the theme in anyway you want, but it must have some reference to the evening’s theme.

Send us your best work! We can’t wait to read your work. 

A writer at the mic