Stratford Words


Live Literature from the Heart of Warwickshire!



Short Fiction Competition

Stratford Words in partnership with Love, Hope and Peace Journal is thrilled to announce our first Short Fiction Competition.

The theme of the competition is:


To find out how to enter, click on the buttons below to download the competition rules and entry form.

Competition Rules

Entry form


This week

This week we will be telling stories. Everyone likes stories: they're how we first begin to learn of a world beyond ourselves, of which we are a part. But stories are also what we use to understand and explain what we are, who we are, and what it might mean. I'm joined by Kate Coleman of Kate's Storytree, who will be sharing her love of stories for children and adults of all ages, and telling us a few of her own. 
You can find more about Kate here:

Join us at 4pm, Sunday 18th.


About Stratford Words

Whether you like plays, novels, poetry, short stories, monologues, if it’s using words creatively you’ll find it here! Join us for interviews, what’s on, quizzes, interesting facts, and plenty of readings!

Each week we feature some of the best local writers around, and bringing in others from outside the area to help enrich our wonderful literary culture.

Do get in touch if you have any comments on the show, if you’d like your work considered for broadcast, or if you’d be interested in being interviewed. Our email address is:

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And, find us on Twitter @StratfordWords



Nick Le Mesurier

I've been writing for many years: plays (particularly monologues), stories, and nature writing. Some of my plays have been professionally performed, and I recently produced a music and drama show in aid of The Charterhouse, Coventry.

I have many jobs, but one of my favourites is to write theatre reviews for the Leamington Courier, which allows me to see sometimes three shows a week!  Stratford Words is my first foray into broadcasting and I'm loving the challenge of working with writers of all sorts and of creating a show that reflects the wealth of talent in and around Stratford and also introduces a little something extra each week.



Jacci GoodingJacci Gooding

Busy on the burgeoning live-lit circuit in Leamington Spa and Warwick, author Jacci Gooding is also a participant at The Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival. A Writing Magazine competition winner and candidate in Birmingham Rep’s Play in a Day programme, Jacci is also self-published in both digital and paper format and writes a regular blog. When not writing fiction, she writes short articles for lifestyle magazines Mayhem! and Town and City.

Twitter @JacciGooding