Sunday, 23 April 2017

21 May Event 2017 - 100+ Submissions and Ticket Information


We have now closed for submissions for the 21 May 2017 event. Sincere thanks if you submitted your story or stories. It's a bumper crop. In fact it's the second time, in 14 events, that we have received over 100 submissions. The total this time is 109 stories submitted by 82 writers. Wonderful. 

If you submitted you will hear from us about the ten stories chosen by 12 May at the very latest. 

Please be aware that we use Mailchimp for our emails so if you have a gmail account our emails will arrive in your Promotions inbox.


TICKETS

TICKETS for the next Stroud Short Stories event on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 8pm (doors 7.30) are now on sale on the website of our venue, the SVA (Stroud Valleys Artspace). They are £7 each.

Because of demand, tickets are only available in advance and online. These days, we always sell out.

Buy your ticket here

If you buy tickets and then are unable to attend just email me on stroudshortstories@gmail.com as demand is such that I can usually re-sell for you.

I'd better get on with my reading!

I hope to see you on 21 May.

John

WE HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS - BUT TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE


Sincere thanks to everyone who submitted their story or stories for our Sunday 21 May 2017 event. It's a bumper crop - and might even be a new record! We are still counting! Authors will hear from us about the stories chosen by 12 May at the very latest.

Remember - we have to use Mailchimp for our emails so if you have a gmail account our emails will arrive in your Promotions Inbox.

TICKETS

TICKETS for the next Stroud Short Stories event on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 8pm (doors 7.30) are now on sale on the website of our venue, the SVA (Stroud Valleys Artspace). They are £7 each.


Because of demand, tickets are only available in advance and online.

Buy your tickets here


If you buy tickets and then are unable to attend just email me on stroudshortstories@gmail.com as demand is such that I can usually re-sell for you.

John

Saturday, 15 April 2017

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE AND WE ARE STILL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!


Tickets for the next Stroud Short Stories event on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 8pm (doors 7.30) are now on sale on the website of our venue, the SVA (Stroud Valleys Artspace). They are £7 each.


Because of demand, tickets are only available in advance and online.

Book your tickets here


If you buy tickets and then are unable to attend just email me on stroudshortstories@gmail.com as demand is such that I can usually re-sell for you.



We are still open for short story submissions for this event. Our deadline is the end of Saturday 22 April. 


Rules and How to Submit here

As normal, ten stories will be chosen by the judges from those submitted. The authors will read at our event at the SVA on 21 May. And will be invited to have their stories published in our 2018 anthology.





Stroud Short Stories is being featured as part of Stroud's Site Festival on the SVA's Resound Radio


I chose three of my favourite stories from SSS's history to be read by their authors on Resound Radio. These are now, or will soon be, available online

Saturday 15 April
Martin Spice reads 'Le Fromager' (first read at SSS in April 2015)

Friday 21 April
Katherine Hunter reads 'Holding On' (from SSS in May 2014)

Saturday 22 April
Rachel Levay reads 'I Thought I was a Lion' (from SSS in May 2012)

I also read my non-SSS story 'Da'.

They are, or will soon be, featured for your listening pleasure here on the SVA's Resound Radio website (NB not all available yet!).

John

Thursday, 23 March 2017

We are open for your short story submissions for our next event on Sunday 21 May 2017


We close for submissions at the end of Saturday 22 April.

It's an open theme. Any genre or no genre.

The event - our 14th - takes place on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 8pm (Doors 7.30) at the Stroud Valleys Artspace (SVA), John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA. 

Ten stories will be selected. The authors read to a large, supportive and friendly audience. It's free to submit. The aim of Stroud Short Stories is to showcase and promote Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire writers.

There's a new judge this time in the form of brilliant short story writer Ali Bacon. She will co-judge with me. Info about judges here


Rules and How to Submit here

Check out the videos of our last event here

Tickets are sold only in advance and only from the SVA website. We will, of course, post on this website as soon as we know that tickets are for sale.

John 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Congratulations, John


We interrupt the promotion of the 21 May 2017 Stroud Short Stories event just to congratulate SSS organiser, John Holland, on his recent First Prize in the prestigious InkTears International Short Story Contest for his story 'Da'. The prize is publication (link below) and £1,000. Well done, that man.

http://www.inktears.com/home-i/#home


See the post below for everything you need to know about submitting to our next event.

Christiane
Administrator, Stroud Short Stories

Saturday, 25 February 2017

We are now open for your short story submissions for our next event on Sunday 21 May 2017


We close for submissions at the end of Saturday 22 April.

It's an open theme. Any genre or no genre.

The event - our 14th - takes place on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 8pm (Doors 7.30) at the Stroud Valleys Artspace (SVA), John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA. 

Ten stories will be selected. The authors read to a large, supportive and friendly audience. It's free to submit. The aim of Stroud Short Stories is to showcase and promote Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire writers.

There's a new judge this time in the form of brilliant short story writer Ali Bacon. She will co-judge with me. Info about judges here


Rules and How to Submit here

Check out the videos of our last event here

Ali and I are really looking forward to reading your stories. Can't wait!

John 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The next Stroud Short Stories event will be on Sunday 21 May 2017


We are open for submissions from Sunday 26 February 2017.

We close for submissions at the end of Saturday 22 April.

It will be an open theme. Any genre or no genre.

The event takes place on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 8pm (Doors 7.30) at the SVA, John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA. Ten stories will be selected. The authors read to a large, supportive and friendly audience.


Rules and How to Submit here

There's a new judge this time in the form of brilliant short story writer Ali Bacon. She will co-judge with SSS organiser John Holland. Info about judges here

Check out the videos of our last event here