The Short Story Competition 2015

Book and Kitchen is delighted to launch it’s first competion – The Short Story Competition 2015 is aimed at young adults resident in Kensington and Chelsea and is focused around the celebrations of the 150 years of Portobello with a focus on fiction based on the history of Notting Hill.


  • Age Group: 17 – 24
  • Theme 2015: A fiction based on the history of Notting Hill
  • Open for all residents in Kensington and Chelsea
  • Prize: Published in the Portobello Lit-up
  • Deadline: 30 November 2015 
  • Announcement: 30 February 2015

Terms and Conditions:

  • Short story competition opens for young people resident in Kensington and Chelsea.
  • Entries must be the original work of the entrant, cannot be previously published or self – published or won in another competition.
  • Entries can not be translation or modification of another author’s work
  • Must be written in English
  • Stories must be no longer than 2000 words; stories that exceed this number will be disqualified.
  • All entries must be between the age ranges of 17-24 as this is a young person’s writing competition.
  • By entering, one gives permission for their work to be published in Portobello Lit-up and mentioned on the Book and Kitchen website.
  • Maximum of two short stories can be submitted per participant.
  • All winners will receive a book token to be spent at Book and Kitchen.
  • Entries submitted after date of entry will not be accepted