The Judges for the Sunday 30 October 2022 event on the theme of TIME are Chloe Turner and John Holland

Submissions have now closed

Please Note -  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. Both judges read ALL stories submitted.

Chloe Turner
's stories have been widely published, including in Best British Stories 2018. Her first collection, Witches Sail in Eggshells (Reflex Press), won the 2020 Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection. She lives in Minchinhampton amongst the orchids, Highland cattle and extensive detritus of three children.

This event will be John Holland's 20th as both SSS Organiser/Editor and judge.

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

He has 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, Dorset Fiction Prize and To Hull and Back. 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 and across the south west.

John lives in Ebley in Stroud.