Our Judges for the 20 May 2018 Stroud Short Stories event were Ali Bacon and John Holland
Ali Bacon is judging SSS for the second time. She became a short story devotee after reading at SSS in 2015. She has since read twice at our event, including at the SSS 'Greatest Hits' event at Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2016.
The winner of the 2017 Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition, Ali has recently added several short listings and public readings to her CV. She also helps organise Writers Unchained events in Bristol.
John has been lucky to have won three short fiction contests and has been runner up, short listed, long listed, commended, etc over 40 times.
He's read at events in London, Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham (including at the LitFest), Stroud, Worcester and, of course, Hawkesbury Upton.