The Northern Short Story Festival (NSSF or “NoShoSto”) is the North’s only festival dedicated to celebrating and championing the short story. NoShoSto started in 2016. You can find details of our past festivals and programmes and some of our highlights and success stories from authors we have supported, below.
January 2019 – Amanda Huggins, one of our shortlisted authors for the Walter Swan Short Story Prize, was shortlisted for the Costa Short Story Award.
June 2018 – NSSF
May 2018 – May You: The Walter Swan anthology launched
March 2018 – We applied for and were delighted to be awarded arts@leeds funding from Leeds City Council for 2018-2022. It means that we have the funding to develop the festival for the next 4 years.