Past Festivals

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, programmes and some of our highlights and success stories below.

March 2021 – This New North anthology launch

Dec 2020 – NSSF Academy supports 6 more writers

May 2020 – NSSF 5th Birthday and Online Festival

October 2019 – FrightFest

June 2019 – NSSF

Dec 2018NSSF Academy launches and supports 12 writers

June 2018NSSF

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.

June 2017NSSF

May 2017Saboteur Award for Remembering Oluwale

June 2016NSSF

June 2016Remembering Oluwale launched