The Theme for our 30 October 2022 event is TIME!
We open for short story submissions on Friday 29 July and close at the end of Sunday 18 September.
The theme is TIME - any aspect of time - age, birthdays, waiting, the generation gap, memories, prison (doing time), clocks, horology, the future, the past, serving time, retirement, racing, promptness, time travel, ahead of time, all the time in the world, having the time of your life, time after time, time out of mind, timely, time capsule, time bomb, time limit, time piece...the list goes on and on.
As always, it's free to submit your short stories. We accept one or two stories of 500 to 1,500 words by Gloucestershire or South Gloucestershire writers. And we accept both published and unpublished stories.
We judge blind and will select ten stories which will be read by their authors at our 25th event on Sunday 30 October 2022 at the fabulous 150-seater Cotswold Playhouse in Stroud, GL5 1LW. This will be the opening event of the 2022 Stroud Book Festival.
The ten stories selected will also be the first in our 2022-25 anthology (SSS Vol 4).
My co-judge this time will be award-winning short story author and 4-times SSS reader, Chloe Turner.
Information about the Rules and How to Submit is here.
Tips about writing for an SSS event are here.
Check out the judges here.
If you have a question, please email us at email@example.com
Chloe and I are already looking forward to reading your stories...so, come on now, you know what you have to do...