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Short stories shortlisted


The latest Stroud Short Stories Anthology has been shortlisted for a prestigious Saboteur Award as the Best Anthology published in the UK last year.

Stroud Short Stories Volume Three 2018-2022 is one of five anthologies short listed for the award. 

SSS Volume Three, edited by SSS organiser John Holland, was published in September 2022 and contains 69 stories by Gloucestershire authors, all read at SSS live events. It runs to 315 pages. The anthology is still available from the Made-in-Stroud shop in Kendrick Street, Stroud, the Yellow-lighted Bookshop in Nailsworth and Amazon.

COVER SSS Annual Artboard 1 copy 2 | Short stories shortlisted

Stroud Short Stories organiser/editor, John Holland, said: “I am delighted that the Saboteur Awards have acknowledged the wealth of writing talent in Stroud and Gloucestershire. This is a big boost for local writers and for Stroud Short Stories.”

Saboteur Awards 2023 scaled 1 | Short stories shortlisted

Supporters are now encouraged to vote for the SSS anthology on the Saboteur website –

The deadline for votes is 11.50am on Wednesday 21 June.

More information is on the SSS website

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