Saturday, 24 February 2018

We are open for your submissions until Saturday 14 April 2018 at 23.59 -  and we still want your stories!

We are still open for submissions for our 20 May event, but we close at the end of Saturday 14 April - at one minute to midnight.  There is no theme for this, our 16th event. So any style, any genre or no genre.

As ever it's free to submit and we accept both published and unpublished stories from Gloucestershire and South Gloucs writers. Ten authors will read their work in front of a capacity audience of 70 short story lovers at 8pm on Sunday 20 May at the SVA in John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA.

For the Rules and How to Submit to the May event click on the tab above or here.

We will be publishing a second anthology later this year and all ten authors will be invited to have their stories published in it.

I am delighted to have inveigled the brilliant author Ali Bacon to judge with me for the second time. 

Check out more info about the judges using the tab above or here.

Can May's event possibly be as good as last November's? That's really up to you, isn't it? There's still lots of time to write something for us. Or you may try us with one of your favourite published stories.

If you want an idea of what we like (and we do like lots of different styles) listen to six of the November stories hereBut remember it's a live lit event, so complex multi-dimensional stories and stories with many voices and lots of dialogue are not best suited to the event.

For the Rules and How to Submit to the May event click on the tab above or here.

What do you have to lose by submitting? As Edwin Starr once said, "Absolutely nothing!"