“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 you all to pick up your 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 not just from members, but our extended community, around the theme ‘reflections.’

But there’s a twist – entries are not 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…

Entries must be sent into us by midnight November 20th.

Although “The World Outside” was fully funded by the Studio, we’re requesting a small fee for successful submissions 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)

You will not be asked to pay the £5 submission fee if your piece is not selected for the publication.

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 end of December this year! (Date TBC)

And remember – nothing covid-19 related!