Red and blue stageThe Slam is back! On July 8, we return to Manchester city centre with our fun fiction fight, the Short Short Story Slam.

Authors and short story scribblers will take to the red corner and the blue corner to become the ultimate gladiator of grammar. It all takes place at Gullivers, Manchester at 7.30pm on Tuesday July 8th 2014. Entry is a mere £1.

Our last Slam in April went down a storm. Manchizzle called it “maximum entertainment“, one contestant learnt a whole new writing process, while April’s winner Simon Sylvester called it “wild and wonderful“.

You can take part if you want to. There’s cash to be won. All details are on the Short Short Story Slam website.