How it Works


In order to begin, we need your writing! We are looking for stories from ordinary people like you! If your story is selected, it will become part of the of book.


We are accepting 5000 to 75000 word autobiographical (non-fiction) stories about one day in the life of you, an ordinary person. The story may be about any type of day: happy, sad, tragic, or uneventful. The only requirements are it must be interesting, and it must be something others enjoy hearing about.


Submissions must be made by 31st October 2017.


Once submitted, a synopsis of your entry will be published on our website. Our expert panel will vote for their 100 favorite stories. The public will then select which will be included within our final book, which we hope to be published around December 2018.


What We Are Doing

The final culmination of this project will be a book, entitled A British Story. Consisting of 20 short stories that each tells the story of an ordinary person.

Want to get involved?

A British Story is a community project who is activaly seeking kind people to donate either their time or money.  Our project will only succeed due to the genorosity of people like you.

Donate Your Time

If you have a few spare hours a week please read our donate your time page to see how you can help.

Donate Money

Donations are welcome via our just giving page. Read our donate money page for further details,

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About Our Project

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How It Works

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The Voting Process

The concept of this project is to recruit volunteers to write a story about a day in their life.

After the closing date of 31st October 2017 a summary of the best short stories will be available on our website for you to vote for your favorites. The 20 with the most votes will be put forward for inclusion in the published book – A British Story.

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Not a writer, but want to get involved?

We seek talented people like you to help in the “A British Story” film project.

We need devoted volunteers for this project to succeed. If you work for a company, charity, organisation or are an individual, they/you will be included in the book credits when over 75 hours of your time is donated. If you think you can help us out, please sign up and we will contact you as soon as possible.
We need a pool of talented volunteers for this fundraising project who will be able to work from their own location. When you sign up for the volunteer category, please indicate what special talent you have. Your assistance is invaluable in our efforts to support our project.

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Read Some of our Latest Submitted Stories

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Laura – Written By Simon Macbeth

This time Laura knew I, Simon Macbeth Roundhay was calling the police, probably because I told her. So I was talking to the police on my mobile and she was calling them too on the landline. She dialled 999, started crying and told the police that I’d raped her. She told the police that she’d locked me in her house to keep me there until the police arrived. I was still on my phone giving line by line commentary on what Laura was saying and doing. About five minutes later the police were at the house and they arrested me.