Have your writing showcased across Norwich. 
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Submit Your Writing to City of Stories
& Celebrate Norwich City of Literature 


The City of Norwich wants to see your writing!

City of Stories is a new campaign which celebrates Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature and the people and places that make this fine city so wonderful. If you’re a writer who loves, lives in, or has some connection to Norwich, Visit Norwich would like you to submit your city themed writing – you could have your work showcased online and in print. 

We know that you are the city’s best storytellers, and Visit Norwich would like to give you the chance to share your work across the streets of Norwich. If your submission is successful your work will be published digitally, and appear in the real world on beer mats and posters, giving you valuable exposure.

Want to see your work displayed in Norwich? Here’s what and how you can submit: 

1. Write a quote (max 60 words) – We would love to hear why Norwich is special to you. Perhaps your first memory of the city, or your most recent; perhaps a facet of Norwich you find enchanting, or a reason why you’ll keep coming back. These quotes could be used across beermats, posters, writing pads and online.

2. Write some beermat flash fiction or poetry (max 60 words) – What better time to ponder a story, get lost in your imagination or discuss the meaning of a poem with your friends than while having a drink? We’d like people to turn over their beer mats and find a great (yet small) piece of creative writing. Whatever you decide to write, there is only one stipulation: it must fit on a beermat.  

3. Write a longer piece set somewhere in Norwich city centre – Once people have come to Norwich and discovered some of the places that they’ve heard (and not heard) about, what better way to immerse them in the experience than to give them a short story about the very place that they’re in? If there’s a spot in Norwich city centre that inspires you, we’d love you to write a short story set there. These can be of any length. 

4. Create a piece of beermat art (dimensions 94 x 94mm) – We would love to inspire people who have never been to Norwich with some of the city’s best contemporary art, created by the artists that live and work here. What you design is up to you – it could be inspired by Norwich, tell a story about the city, or be of a subject of your choosing – we ask only that it’s the size of a beermat.

Submit your work:

By Thursday 31st July by email to nikkihg@agencyforchange.co.uk.

You must be local to Norwich or the region, or have some connection to Norwich City of Literature to submit.

For more details please contact:
Nikki Holland-Gladwish
E: nikkihg@agencyforchange.co.uk
T: 01502 726161

If you’re a successful contributor:

You will be invited to the City of Stories launch party on the 18th August, where you’ll hear more about the City of Stories campaign and hear some of the Norwich tales. There’ll be good food, great company, and plenty of culture- much like the city itself!

Of course, you’ll also get to see your work published across the city, and online, sharing your art and writing across Norwich and further afield. 

Happy Writing! 

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