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Short Fuse

Short Fuse is devoted to the short story form. Set up in 2006/7, we put on monthly events at Brighton’s Komedia Club, and have been based in Leicester since 2009.

Short Fuse hosts themed evenings where short fiction is read aloud to a live audience. Sometimes we invite well known authors to headline alongside local authors.

We’ve more recently expanded our understanding of what a short story can be, so as well as presenting the finest short fiction on offer, evenings also feature work across the arts – music, dance, film – as long as the works read, played or shown are short and strongly narrative-based.

Essays and novel extracts are also considered if they fit with the theme and work in the context of a short story, i.e. stand alone as complete works.

Short Fuse runs day-long workshops, workshop series and residential courses.

We also provide literary consultancy services – please see submissions page for contact info.



  1. Hi Short Fuse
    Hope you’re well.
    Just a quick email to see if you would consider a guest post from us about why we’re building our new website for unpublished writers. Just to mention that we’re based in Nottingham.
    For more info on us please visit our website at:
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards

  2. The quality of the evening was high and the topic was important, but hardly anyone attended, despite a generous offer with the leaflet. Why?
    This is really serious.
    I assume that the leaflets were displayed in both Universities.
    Two valuable speakers travelling from London , but hardly any audience at an accessible venue. Why?
    Please let me know what you think.

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