John Holland writes.

Short fiction writer, events organiser and obsessive

Bits and bobs from Feb/March 2015


  • My story The River failed to make the shortlisted ten stories for the Bare Fiction Magazine Short Story Award. There were 571 stories submitted. However, their editor Robert Harper kindly emailed to say it had been in their unofficial long list.



  • The closing date for submissions for the next Stroud Short Stories event is Saturday 21 March at 23.59. Stories are streaming in. We will be announcing the ten stories to be read by their authors before 8 April. The event takes place on Sunday 19 April at SVA in Stroud, and will be pre-ticketed.