The new Stroud Short Stories Anthology 2015-2018 is being launched on Friday 28 September. The anthology covers three years, six events and 57 stories by 45 Gloucestershire authors in 254 pages.

The launch is at the Ale House, John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA on Friday 28 September from 7.00 to 10.00pm. Organiser and anthology editor John Holland will say a few words at 7.30 when Mark Graham will then read his story ‘Wayland Smith: Warrior of the Milky Way’ from the anthology.

The 45 authors in the anthology include four GWN prose winners – Emma Kernahan, Alex Clark, Nastasya Parker and Philip Douch – plus former GWN judge Lania Knight, as well as favourites like Rick Vick, Joanna Campbell, Chloe Turner, Steve Wheeler, Melanie Golding, Simon Piney, Kate O’Grady, Ali Bacon, Jason Jackson, Jan Petrie and Andrew Stevenson.

The event is free and unticketed. Why come along and join us? The anthology, priced at £10.00, provides an eclectic mix of brilliant stories.

To reserve a copy, please email John Holland on

For more information including a full list of all 45 authors being published in the anthology please click here