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

We will, of course, post on this website when tickets go on sale for the event.

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


Friday, 25 November 2016

Videos of The Apocalypse Alphabet & Other Stories on Sunday 20 November at the SVA in Stroud


Thank you to everyone who came along to our sell-out Stroud Short Stories event - our 13th - at the SVA in Stroud. Our authors received the rapt attention of a hugely supportive and appreciative 70-strong audience.

Chloe Turner writes briefly about the event on her website.

Here are the stories in the order in which they read. Use the link next to the snap to watch/listen to each story on the SSS YouTube Channel.

(Videos by David Penny Snaps by Tim Byford. Thank you both)






Alex Clark reads The Thief










Paul Evans reads Morning Market Monologue by Ken Clements





Ken Clements - author of Morning Market Monologue









Steve Wheeler reads Sculpted Bones







Andrew Stevenson reads Letter of Complaint







Nastasya Parker reads The Apocalypse Alphabet







Chloe Turner reads While the Mynah Bird Watched











Natalie Lee reads The Night








Kate O'Grady reads Porange








Mark Graham reads Wayland Smith-Warrior of the Milky Way



Geoff Mead reads The Acorn and the Oak

If you'd prefer to read it, the text of the story is also on Geoff's website.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Thank you to everyone who came along to last night's sell-out Stroud Short Stories event - our 13th - at the SVA in Stroud. 

Alex Clark, Ken Clements, Steve Wheeler, Andrew Stevenson, Nastasya Parker, Chloe Turner, Natalie Lee, Kate O'Grady, Mark Graham and Geoff Mead read their brilliant stories before an audience of 70 people.

Snaps and videos will follow.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

YouTube Videos of the Stroud Short Stories event at the 2016 Cheltenham Literature Festival


Videos of the seven authors reading at our sell-out fifth birthday event in October are now on our YouTube Channel. Access them via our new tab above or here -

http://stroudshortstories.blogspot.co.uk/p/youtube-channel-videos.html