The Northern Short Story Festival Academy – Submissions for 2022 Reopening!

We’re excited to announce that the submission window for our Academy 2022 will be reopening on Monday 23rd August until Thursday 30th September. Over the last 3 years we’ve helped 18 Yorkshire writers develop their skills and talent. Could you be next? Full details are here.

Find out what our 2021 graduates, LMA Bauman-Milner, Glenis Burgess, Monica Dickson, S.K. Perry, Rob Schofield and Hannah Walton-Hughes  say about their experiences as part of the Academy in our Blog.


Fiona Gell

Fiona is a lifelong reading enthusiast and book lover. Her career started as a bookseller and has never really veered away from the written and spoken word. It was a dream for her to be a founder member of The Leeds Big Bookend and the Northern Short Story Festival. She continues to be its Director.

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