SUBMISSIONS for New Beginnings are now CLOSED.

THANK YOU for your stories - we will be in touch as soon as possible.

I am looking forward to reading your work!


Stories At The Chapel: New Beginnings

Submission Deadline: 4th April 2022

A Word In Your Ear has teamed up with The Chapel in Salisbury to create a brand new story series: Stories At The Chapel.


The first event is on Saturday 7th May and will have the theme New Beginnings.

So please, send me your new beginnings stories! Interpret the theme in any way you choose!

The deadline is 4th April 2022.

Submission details:

I am looking for stories maximum 2,000 words – but happy with shorter submissions. I don’t mind if they have been published before. Please do not re-submit stories which have already been considered by A Word In Your Ear.

I assume that many of you would like to read your own work. I am happy to rehearse anyone who is not used to reading on stage. If performance gives you the jitters, I have a number of actors who would be pleased to read your story for you. Let me know in your email when you submit if you’d like someone else to read your piece.

The event will be held on Saturday 7th May at The Chapel in Salisbury. **Please check that you are available to come along on the  before you submit.**

Please remember that the stories need to be read out loud, and they need to capture and hold the attention of a live audience – be careful of multiple voices, long descriptions and complicated plots.

If you want to know what kind of stories I enjoy, have a listen to some of the readings at Story Fridays which are available on the website.

This is an unpaid opportunity. Writers who are performing will receive a plus one free ticket to the event.

Please note: all submissions are always acknowledged.  If you don’t get an acknowledgement, your story might not have arrived.  Please email clare.reddaway @ to  double check.  Thank you.

Submissions should be sent to A Word In Your Ear via our contact form.  We will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please can you include the word count when you submit your story.

COVID: the event will be produced in line with whatever government guidance is in place in May 2022.

That’s it! Thank you!