JUDGES

The Judges for the Sunday 10 November 2019 SSS event are Chloe Turner and John Holland


Please Note - Both judges read ALL stories submitted. 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. 

The November 2019 event will be the first to be co-judged by the award-winning short story author Chloe Turner.

Chloe's first collection of short stories Witches Sail in Eggshells (Reflex Press, June 2019) features three prize-winning stories and one which was included in the prestigious anthology Best British Short Stories 2018. The collection also includes two stories she has read at Stroud Short Stories.

Chloe will be familiar to SSS supporters as she has performed her work four times at SSS, most recently in May 2019 at the Incendiary! event when she read her story Is it My Hammered Heart?

She has just finished a year-long stint as Reader for the Nottingham Review, and says she is excited to get her hands on your submissions.

Chloe lives in Minchinhampton near Stroud.

Chloe's website is turnerpen2paper.com and she tweets at @TurnerPen2Paper


This event will be John Holland's fourteenth as both SSS organiser and co-judge.

2018 First Prize winner of both the Dorset Fiction Award and the To Hull and Back Short Story Competitions, John took over the running of SSS in 2014. A former librarian, library campaigner and satirical gag writer for the BBC and Punch magazine, John started writing short fiction in 2012 and has had more than 90 stories and flash pieces published in anthologies, magazines and online.

John has been lucky enough to have won five short fiction contests, and been runner up, short listed, long listed, commended, etc in competitions nearly 50 times.

He has read at live lit events in London, Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham (including at the LitFest), Stroud, Worcester, Coleford and, of course, Hawkesbury Upton.

John lives in Ebley in Stroud.

More information about John is on his website www.johnhollandwrites.com  or on Twitter @JohnHol88897218