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Short Review Authors News

Double congratulations to Susan DiPlacido, whose collection, American Cool, was the runner-up in the Romance category of the 2008 Beach Book Festival, and semi-finalist in the Erotica category of the … Continue reading

May 21, 2008 · Leave a comment

Criticism’s vocabulary of cruelty

Thanks to Short Reviewer Mark for drawing my attention to this fascinating article by Molly Flatt on The Guardian’s Book’s Blog. Entitled “Criticism’s Vocabulary of Cruelty”, her premise is that … Continue reading

May 19, 2008 · 4 Comments

Short story collection news: Libris prize and Edge Hill shortlist

Short stories can be lucrative: D. Hooijer has won the 2008 Libris Literature Prize for her short story collection The Daily Grind is a Predator. This is the first time … Continue reading

May 12, 2008 · 4 Comments

Self-published short story collection on Frank O’Connor Longlist

As reported in the Guardian: This year’s 39-strong longlist for the €35,000 Frank O’Connor international short story prize sees a runaway American bestseller vying with an almost unknown, self-published author.Jhumpa … Continue reading

May 7, 2008 · 13 Comments

Genre in fiction 1: Mundane Sci Fi?

As editor of the Short Review, one of my tasks is to assign each collection that we review to one or more categories on the Find Something to Read by … Continue reading

May 5, 2008 · Leave a comment

Frank O’ Connor Short Story Prize – longlist announced

The Frank O’Connor Short Story Prize, one of the most prestigious in the short story world, with an annual award of 35,000 euros to an author of a short story … Continue reading

May 3, 2008 · 5 Comments

Issue 7 is here and Spring means a redesign

The Spring issue of The Short Review is here, and with it a new look: goodbye Courier, hello Gentium. Leave a comment let us know what you think of the … Continue reading

May 1, 2008 · 1 Comment