Short Story September is a month-long initiative celebrating the short story form.

Set up by Dahlia Books the aim of Short Story September is to encourage everyone to have a go at putting pen to paper while showcasing exceptional short story writers and their work. 

We’ll be featuring a month of short story collections that transport us to new places alongside:

  • a writing prompt
  • short story resource
  • short story criticism

Follow us on Twitter @dahliabooks and use the hashtag #ShortStorySept to join the conversation. Sign up to our free newsletter for a chance to win prizes, feedback, and a Zoom call with an editor. 

Our daily campaign of prompts is currently on hiatus and will return in 2024.