Call for Submissions

Throughout September, will be accepting creative non-fiction; fiction and poetry surrounding the theme, Granny Stories.

We don’t know about you, but our Grannies had the best stories. Without our Grannies and their stories, we probably wouldn’t love hearing stories as much as we do today. Our first heroines were our Grannies, and we'd like to celebrate them, and all other Grannies, Grandmas, Nannies, Nans and Nanas. Whether you, like Steph, have some brutal-yet-hilarious tales to share from your Grandma's "time in the orphanage during the war." Or like Rachel, love a knit-along with your Granny to an episode of Are You Being Served? 

Send us writing about your Granny: a story your Granny told you perhaps, or maybe you’d like to write from the perspective of your Granny? Maybe you are a Granny yourself. Maybe you didn’t like your Granny. Maybe you never had a Granny but would like to make one up. We welcome creative responses to this theme:

  • All work must be previously unpublished in print or on-line, this includes self-publication
  • Fiction and creative non-fiction submissions must not exceed 3,000 words
  • A maximum of 3 poems may be submitted
  • We are not looking for extracts of larger works at this time.

All submissions must be emailed to: with the email subject ‘Granny.’ Submissions should be attached as a Word document with a word count included. Please include your name and author bio. Covering letters are welcome but not required. Please bear in mind that submissions that do not adhere strictly to our guidelines will not be read or considered.

If you are an artist/photographer/videographer or creator within any other medium, and you have
work that is related to the theme you think we would be interested in, please send an introductory email in the first instance.

The deadline for submission is Sunday 1 st October at 5pm. 

All writers will be responded to in a timely fashion after this date but unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions we cannot enter into any in-depth dialogue about your work.