JUDGES

The Judges for the Sunday 9 May 2021 SSS event are Chloe Turner and John Holland


We will open for submissions on Friday 29 January 2021

Please Note - Both judges read ALL stories submitted. All stories submitted are judged 'blind'. All are received by our administrator Christiane, who ensures that no personal information about the authors is passed on to our judges with the stories. 

This will be Chloe Turner's second time as SSS judge. 

Chloe Turner's short fiction has appeared in many journals and anthologies including Best British Short Stories 2018. She has won the Fresher Prize and the Local Prize in the Bath Short Story Award. Her collection Witches Sail in Eggshells (Reflex Press) was awarded the 2020 Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection. 

Chloe is one of the many Gloucestershire authors who had her first acceptance from SSS and then went on to great things.

Chloe lives in Minchinhampton near Stroud.

You can find her on Twitter @Turnerpen2paper


This event will be John Holland's sixteenth as both SSS organiser and judge.

John took over the running of SSS in 2014. A former librarian, library campaigner and satirical gag writer for the BBC and Punch magazine, John started writing short fiction in 2012. 

He has now had more than 100 stories and flash pieces published in anthologies, magazines and online.
John has been lucky enough to have won first prize in five short fiction contests, including Inktears Short Story Contest (2016), Dorset Fiction Prize (2018) and To Hull and Back (2018). He has been runner up, short listed, long listed, commended, etc in competitions over 50 times.

He has performed his stories at live lit events in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham (including at the LitFest), Stroud, Worcester and elsewhere.

John lives in Ebley in Stroud.

More information about John is on his website www.johnhollandwrites.com
You can follow him on Twitter @JohnHol88897218