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Scratch A4 - Summer '24

Get your​ ticket for 6th July here!

Scratch A4 is a biannual short story event held in London. Contestants have entered their < 1000 word story, ready for the event in Soho this summer!

The Judges are:

Francesca Reece - the author of Glass Houses (2024), Voyeur (2021), and the 2019 recipient of the Desperate Literature Prize.

Laurie Robertson - literary agent with Peters Fraser and Dunlop.

Tom Conaghan - publisher of Scratch Books.

Scratch A4 Summer '24 will be held upstairs at the Blue Posts pub, Berwick Street,  

London, W1F OQA (not the other Blue Posts pub).

On the evening, we'll hear the shortlist of six stories, and comet together for  on 6 July  for a night of wonderment and good cheer.

Looking for inspiration? Read the six shortlisted pieces from our two 2023 events...

The Winter 2023 event features pieces from... 

Dan Draper

Liz Churchill

Laura Martens

Jon Stapley 

Ellie Redpath

Lucy Townsend

The Summer 2023 event features work from... 

Liz Churchill

Daniel Janes

Emily McDonald

David Micklem

Ian Nettleton

Sofie De Smyter 


Scratch A4 Competition 

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