Our New Storytelling Competition!


What is StoryNosh?

A digital, storytelling competition served in bite-size pieces. Think of it as a grab-n-go meal for the 21st century soul.  Four themes will be explored over the course of our season, each featuring five stories released weekly on Youtube. The story, within each theme, to rack up the most views over its first week online will win the…

Nice Nosh Award

A $100 cash prize, swag bag, accolades across social media and a chance to win…

The Big Nosh

The tournament of champions between the winners of each theme! The four winning stories will be performed live on stage during a grand, in-person event (with sips and snacks) that is simultaneously LiveStreamed on YouTube.

All stories are curated by our literary team, performed by professional actors, and filmed by our production staff.

See an example of one of our stories:

How do I submit?

The Braid / Story Nosh produces contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance.  Most of the stories are true.  If you want to see your work performed, your best chance is to submit a first-person narrative OR a short story that is no longer than 750 words AND illuminates a theme that Story Nosh is exploring (themes listed below.)  Stories, poems or songs will be considered.  Sometimes we incorporate short, 5-minute plays.  You may submit a short film (5 minutes or less).

  1. Does the piece I submit need to include Jewish content?
  2. Is there an age limit to submit? Submissions are open to writers of all ages.
  3. If my work is submitted, is there remuneration/residuals?
  4. ___
  5. How strict are the guidelines? Your piece will be eliminated if it goes over the word count. 
  6. My piece has more than 4 characters. 
  7. Can I submit my musical? Yes, but it must be within 750 words or 5 minutes in length.
  8. Can I submit more than one piece? Yes. However, each piece needs to be submitted separately. 
  9. When will I be notified if my piece is accepted?
  10. Does The Braid assume rights to my piece? No. You give us permission to distribute digitally, however you retain the rights.

Our first round of themes are…