Ten Years Up! Submissions close on Sunday 21 March at 23.59 - one minute to midnight
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As ever it's free to submit and we accept both unpublished and published pieces.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.
For safety's sake, we have now decided that the event will be on the SSS YouTube Channel, like November's event, and will be broadcast on Sunday 9 May at 7.30 pm. It will be free, accessible to everyone globally and unticketed.
We will choose a safe and mutually convenient time for each selected author to be individually videoed at the Cotswold Playhouse in Stroud.
My co-judge will be the brilliant 2020 Saboteur Award winner Chloe Turner. More about the judges here.
All ten stories selected will be published in our next anthology.
IMPORTANT - The Rules and How to Submit are here.
I've also just added a new Writing Tips section to this website.
Our last 14 live events all sold out. And the YouTube videos of the online November 2020 event 'Disruption' have received a total of around 1,700 views to date.
After this terrible year we really are desperate to read some great stories. It's down to you now.