Submissions are open until Sunday 27 March - for our 8 May 2022 event
Our next event will be another LIVE one. It will take place on Sunday 8 May 2022 at the Cotswold Playhouse in Parliament Street, Stroud, GL1 5LW at 7.30 (doors 7.00).
Submissions are now open and close at the end of Sunday 27 March ie at 23.59 - one minute to midnight.
This, our 23rd event, will have an Open Theme so you can write about anything and in any style - so long as it's a short story of between 500 and 1,500 words.
Ten stories will be selected for their authors to read at the event. It will be free to submit - as ever. My co-judge on this occasion will be six-times SSS author-reader Ali Bacon. Judging is 'blind' so we do not know the identity of the writers submitting.
Check out our Rules and How to Submit here.
Check out the Judges here.
Check out our Writing Tips here.
Please note that in the event of increased community health concerns, we will record the writers selected individually in an ultra-safe environment and broadcast their stories our YouTube channel, as we did in November 2020 and May 2021.
Tickets go on sale from the Cotswold Playhouse website on Friday 8 April. This event will not be recorded.
I am also currently working on the new anthology Stroud Short Stories Volume Three 2018-22 which will be published in September. The ten stories chosen for this event will be the last ten in the new anthology.