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.


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.

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

Administrator, Stroud Short Stories