Saturday, 15 April 2017


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 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!).