Zealous Stories

Be featured, win great prizes and let us tell your creative story.

Creative Submissions made easy

We'll champion your work

Zealous Stories is a monthly open call where we celebrate you, our creative community! You’ll have the chance to win a month-long feature of your work on our homepage, an exclusive interview on our blog, plus some fantastic prizes from supporting organisations.

Your work will be seen by top industry judges. We’ll also champion you across our social media channels (current reach 75,000+) and in our newsletter.

Submissions are free and each month focuses on a different creative medium.

Championing your work

Zealous Stories is a monthly open call where we celebrate you, our creative community! You’ll have the chance to win a month-long feature of your work on our homepage, an exclusive interview on our blog, plus some fantastic prizes from supporting organisations.

You’ll have your work seen by top industry judges and we’ll champion you across our social media channels (current reach 75,000+) and newsletter.

Submission is free and each month looks at a different creative medium.

Creative Submissions made easy

How it works

Check the latest call

Each month, we announce a new Zealous Stories call, and accept submissions from creatives who create work in the requested medium (Painting, Graphic Design, Writing, Ceramics, Film, etc.)

Submit your work

No pitching needed. We want to celebrate your existing work. Check the guidelines for any specific requirements, and submit your best work. That's it!

We'll tell your story

The team shortlists each Zealous Stories call. Guest industry judges will then select the winner, so you get exposure to industry leaders as well as our audiences.

Industry Judges

We invite leading industry experts in their fields to guest judge Zealous Stories every month.

For the Craft edition this October, we’re thrilled to welcome judges from organisations including Crafts Council, Open Culture, Cockpit Arts and The Devon Guild of Craftsmen to select the winner of Zealous Stories: Craft.

Christina Grogan

Director
Open Culture 

Maxine Clark

Projects Coordinator
Cockpit Arts 

Laura Wasley

Exhibitions Manager
Devon Guild of Craftsmen 

Caroline Jackman

Talent Development Manager
Crafts Council 

Supporters

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Current Call

Submissions close 18.09.2019

Upcoming calls

Submissions close 23.10.2019

Previous Stories

Judges: National Open Art, London Contemporary Art and The South West Academy of Art

Judges: The Poetry Society, Creative Future, Bare Fiction and Canary Wharf Arts+Events

Judges: Contemporary Ceramics Centre, RBSA Gallery, Crafty Fox Market, Kunsthuis Gallery, Handmade in Britain

Judges: Belfast Photo Festival, Hix Art, Chaiya Art Awards, The Royal Photography Society, Bow Arts and The Association of Photographers

Judges: The Biscuit Factory, Leyden Gallery, Surface Gallery, Artists’ Collecting Society and Beers London

Judges: Artellite, Winter Pride, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Elephant Magazine and Lacuna Projects

Judges: Aspex, Society of Scottish Artists, Open Eye Gallery, The MAC, The London Group, York Mediale

Judges: Contemporary British Painting, Bullseye Projects, Sunny Art Centre, Art Fair East, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, Le Dame Art Gallery

Judges: The London Illustration Fair, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Forecast, Beecroft Art Gallery, Flux Exhibition, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

Judges: London Short Story Prize, BBC National Short Story Award, Mslexia, The Bath Short Story Award, Scottish Book Trust, Word Factory

Judges: Cluster London, Made in Arts London, Creative Quaterly, Team London Bridge