Monday, 4 January 2021

Ten Years Up! Our Next Event is on 9 May 2021. And we open for submissions on 29 January


We open for your submissions on Friday 29 January 2021 and close on Sunday 21 March.

To celebrate our tenth birthday (the first SSS event was in June 2011), it's an open theme this time, so write about anything you like in any way you like (so long as it's a short story). You have complete freedom.

As ever it's free to submit and we accept both unpublished and published pieces.

Ten stories by Gloucestershire/South Gloucs authors will be selected. They will read/perform them at our 21st event which will be on Sunday 9 May. 

The event will take place either online via YouTube or at the Cotswold Playhouse, Parliament Street, Stroud, GL5 1LW on Sunday 9 May at 7.30pm. Obviously I hope it will be a live show and therefore the Playhouse is booked - but a decision will be made based on safety. Either way it will take place/be available on 9 May.

My co-judge will be the brilliant 2020 Saboteur Award winner Chloe Turner. More about the judges here.

IMPORTANT - The Rules and How to Submit are here.

Our last 14 live events all sold out. And the YouTube videos of the online November 2020 event 'Disruption' have received a total of 1,700 views to date.

After this terrible year we really are desperate to read some great stories. It's down to you now.