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September Slam 2018

Artwork by Claudia McGill, pen and ink, 2018

New from Fictive Dream is September Slam, our prompt-based competition and in this, its first year, writers were invited to submit stories based on the following text provided by writer, novelist and publisher Nicholas Royle: “I met him in a faded restaurant in a small, rainy town on the main line between Brussels and Paris. There were mirrors on the walls all around the room.” 

Nicholas Royle is the author of three short story collections—Mortality (Serpent’s Tail), Ornithology (Confingo Publishing), The Dummy and Other Uncanny Stories (Swan River Press)—and seven novels, most recently First Novel (Vintage). He has edited more than twenty anthologies and is series editor of Best British Short Stories (Salt). Reader in Creative Writing at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, he also runs Nightjar Press and is head judge of the Manchester Fiction Prize.

Nightjar Press is an independent publisher specialising in limited edition single short-story chapbooks. 

Enjoy a new story every day from From Monday, September 24th to Sunday September 30th. Our seven forthcoming stories are:  

Helen McClory
It Seems Impossible It Could Ever Begin | September 24 2018

Steve Carr
The Albatross | September 25 2018

Sarah Daniels
Eat To Live | September 26 2018

Dave Wakely
Dear Damian | September 27 2018

Rachel Stevenson
On The Brussels Train | September 28 2018

Cath Bore
Chemical Cosh | September 29 2018

Adam Kotlarczyk
Farewell To Europe | September 30 2018


The September Slam 2018 submissions window is now closed and will re-open in June 2019.



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