Our next event is on Sunday 20 May 2018 and we want your stories!
We open for submissions on Sunday 25 February and close on Saturday 14 April. There will be no theme for this, our 16th event. So any style, any genre or no genre.
As ever it's free to submit and we accept both published and unpublished stories from Gloucestershire and South Gloucs writers. Ten authors will read their work in front of a capacity audience of 70 short story lovers at 8pm on Sunday 20 May at the SVA in John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA.
We will be publishing a second anthology later this year and all ten authors will be invited to have their stories published in it.
I am delighted to have inveigled the brilliant author Ali Bacon to judge with me for the second time.
Check out more info about the judges using the tab above or here.
Can May's event possibly be as good as last November's? That's really up to you, isn't it? There's still lots of time to write something for us. Or you may try us with one of your favourite published stories.
If you want an idea of what we like (and we do like lots of different styles) listen to six of the November stories here. But remember it's a live lit event, so complex multi-dimensional stories and stories with many voices and lots of dialogue are not best suited to the event.
For the Rules and How to Submit to the May event click on the tab above or here.
What do you have to lose by submitting? As Edwin Starr once said, "Absolutely nothing!"