Today we are launching the 2022 Outsideleft Short Story Competition.
We love writing and it’s in the Outsideleft DNA to encourage more of it. We got this website going in 2004 to encourage people to write about music and arts, to enable people who wanted their words to be heard by offering a platform that hadn’t really been available before, where people could come together and air their views.
The inaugural version of our short story competition invites writers to send in a story of 1000 words or less, based on a theme. That theme this year is CONCRETE.
Concrete is so much more than the material from which the world’s cities, roads and flyovers are constructed from. 'Concrete' is the unmoving, the hard to get round. Solid. Ideas can be concrete. Beliefs can be concrete. Unassailable truth is 'concrete'. Your concrete might not be our concrete.
There is a £100 prize for the winning story, with winner and runner up trophies designed by the acclaimed artist Chantal Pitts. And the competition is free to enter. Entries must received by May 31st, 2022. Soon we will reveal and profile our accomplished judges. We are grateful too, for the help and support provided by the Bear Bookshop.
All of the details on how to submit your entry can be found on our dedicated Concrete web page here. https://outsideleft.com/concrete/