“Reflections” Digital Zine

We’re still feeling really enriched from all the responses to our projects this year, both “The World Outside” zine and “Black Lives: The George Floyd Short Story Competition” (which closed August 31st, and saw over 150 entries!)

At NWS we love nothing more than providing new opportunities to our creative community, while spreading the word about what a talented bunch we are. So, with this is mind, we’re keeping momentum going by inviting members to pick up their pens and laptops again, and get to work on our next project!



With 2020 somehow hurtling towards a close (faster than we understand, considering most of us have been stuck at home) we’re asking for submissions around the theme ‘reflections’ but there’s a twist – entries aren’t allowed to mention lockdown, the pandemic, or anything corona related!

Stories about growing up, monologues about your worst ever job, poems about hairstyle journeys, haikus about sunlight on water, soliloquies about Narcissus; submissions can take the form of whatever style or genre you fancy, using the prompt however you wish!

A Few T’s & C’s…

Although “The World Outside” was fully funded by the Studio, we’re requesting a small submission fee of £5 this time round to help support NWS, and cover costs of time spent collating, editing, and designing this release. This can be paid via PayPal quoting “reflections” as reference (or BACS if you’d prefer. Contact admin for the details)

Entries must be no more than 500 words.

It really helps us out when submissions are in standard font (Garamond, Times New Roman, size pt 11) and sent as editable attachments (i.e. Word docs are great, but no pdf’s please!)

Submissions must be sent to admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk

The publication will be made available as digital content only, available for download by December of this year!

And remember – nothing covid-19 related!