John Holland writes.

Short fiction writer, events organiser and obsessive

Judges announced for 2016 Stroud Short Stories events

As usual there will be two SSS events next year - in the spring and autumn. Our 11th and 12th events to date.

My fellow judge for the spring 2016 event will be novelist, short story writer, poet, editor, non-fiction writer, reviewer, blogger and podcaster Nimue Brown with whom I judged our last event - the November 2015 sell-out Eerie Evening.

More about Nimue here -

There's a new judge joining me for the autumn event when short fiction writer, independent/self-publication guru, Hawkesbury Upton LitFest organiser, non=fiction writer, blogger and reviewer Debbie Young judges for the first time.

More about Debbie here -

Both Nimue and Debbie have read at Stroud Short Stories in the past. I am enormously grateful to both these really busy and successful authors for giving their time so generously to our event.

There are no dates yet for the spring event (these have to be agreed with our venue, the SVA), but if you receive this email you will receive information about submissions as soon as I have it.

I can tell you that the spring event will have an open theme, max 1500 words, previously published or unpublished, Glos/South Glos authors, max two stories, "blind" judging, and, of course, it will be free to submit.