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Take part in DARK BITES 2




DARK BITES is a new writing event: A curated selection of macabre and unsettling stories by Sussex writers, read aloud by actors. Following our sold out debut at The Actors on 17th Feb, we are now seeking stories for Dark Bites 2. 


We are looking for short (5-10 min) dark pieces. Max 1500 words. They must be self contained stories rather than excerpts. They can be monologue, duologue, mini play (for no more than 3 actors), or short story (but must work when read aloud). 


We welcome ghost stories, dystopian fantasy, comedy horror, and anything that celebrates the darker side of storytelling. Some useful reference points might be Black Mirror, Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities, Inside No. 9, The Midnight Club, and Tales of the Unexpected.


While we welcome work from everybody, we are committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity in our programming. We especially welcome submissions from LGBTQ+/ Queer writers, writers of Colour , Working Class writers, and Female identifying writers.

If we select your piece, we will work with you to edit and enhance it for performance. This may involve making some cuts and changes. Any changes will be respectfully and collaboratively discussed.

Email your story to with the subject line 'DARK BITES 2' OR use the submission form below.


Deadline: Friday 31st March 5pm.

Apply for DARK BITES 2

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