'It is fair to say that every story I saw had something great about it, and I could see why they'd been shortlisted.’ Judge, Vanessa Gebbie


 Strata  is Chalk Circle's first venture into microfiction, short works of 350 words or

less, reflecting the variety of styles and interests within the group. 


Find out more about the authors


Read extracts from their stories


Last copies at £6.00 inc P&P now

available from our online shop  

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Many congratulations to the winners and runners up in our Short Story Competition 2020.

Meet the Winners and Read our Judge's Report.

The three winning stories are available to read here for a limited time only.


Catherine Smith

‘Poetic compression of language, and scrupulous selection of powerful imagery, make these sparkling narratives

small but beautifully formed

jewels of story-telling.’


John Vernon Lord

Front Cover design by eminent V&A Illustrator of the Year 2018, John Vernon Lord, who has produced an original

piece of artwork in response to one of

the stories from the anthology.


Ditchling Barn

A book launch evening to toast the success of STRATA - with short readings from the authors - was held at the beautiful

Ditchling Barn on the village green

on 30th November 2018.

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