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Stroud Short Stories Competition

7 Feb

Phil Bowne

It’s been called “Possibly the best short story event in the South West” (Cheltenham LitFest programme) and in part that’s due to past contributions from UoG Creative Writing students, including alumni Phil Bowne and Rod Griffiths, both of whom were selected by the judges to read at the hugely popular event, which takes place out in (you guessed it) Stroud, at Stroud Valleys Artspace.

The next submission window opens shortly, on February 26th and you have until April to get something in.  It’s open-themed, with a max length of 1,500-words, and open only to writers with a Gloucestershire or a South Gloucestershire connection (which means you, Team UoG).  So if you’ve got something from one of your assessments that fits the bill, why not try your luck?  Full contest details and submission guidelines are available here.

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Stroud Short Stories

14 Mar

The Compass anthology may have moved on to the next stage of the editorial process, but there are other new and exciting publishing opportunities fast approaching.  One of them is the latest Stroud Short Stories Competition, which is aimed at writers in Gloucestershire (and welcomes submissions from students here at UoG).  Full details and contest guidelines are available on their website.  The main point to note is that they accept both published and unpublished work, so if your piece has been accepted elsewhere (including Compass) you’re still free to submit it to them.  The deadline is a week today, on Saturday March 21st.  As usual, ten selected authors will get to take part in a reading event at the Stroud Valleys Artspace, and their work may also be included in a forthcoming print anthology.  Good luck and do us proud!

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Stroud Short Stories

7 Sep

After a summer of writing success for staff, current students, and alumni, here at UoG’s Writing School we’re gearing up for Induction Week in just over a week’s time.  Time to fire up those laptops, get out those notebooks, and sharpen those pencils in preparation for another year of writing, workshops, and procrastinating.  However, for those who are already chomping at the proverbial bit, can’t wait to get started, and have been developing new work over the holiday, this news flash is for you: Stroud Short Stories is currently seeking submissions from those who’d like to perform at its regular reading event.  Previously it was only open to those in the Stroud area, but the doors have been blown open and they’re seeking the best work from across Gloucestershire.  Ten stories will be selected from those submitted to be read at Stroud Valleys Artspace, in front of an appreciative audience.  Sound like your thing?  The deadline is September 28th, and the readings take place in October.  Check out the full rules and submission guidelines on the Stroud Short Stories website.  As for the rest of you, well, time to rouse yourselves from that summery slumber, shake yourselves off, and limber up for the autumn semester.  See you in a couple of weeks!

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