The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

September Issue now up

The Sept issue of The Short Review is now up:

Flash fiction is a dominant thread running through this month’s books, with an award-winning chapbook (In the Land of the Free by Geoffrey Forsyth), a collection of prose poems (Annie Clarkson’s Winter Hands), and fabulous examples of food-related fiction (Jim Crace’s The Devil’s Larder) . Shakespeare’s heroines provide inspiration (Silent Girl by Tricia Dower), there are close encounters (Close Encounters by Jen Michalski) on cool blue trains (Peter Hobbs’ I could Ride All Day on My Cool Blue Train), our reviewer dreams of large motorbikes (Refresh, Refresh by Benjamin Percy), a prize anthology doesn’t disappoint (Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 2008), and tales of science versus supersition (Galileo’s Children edited by Gardner Dozois) and warnings about what we’re doing to our planet make for interesting reading (EarthFuture by Guy Dauncey).

Seven author interviews – from Clare Wigfall, Benjamin Percy and Jen Michalski to Peter Hobbs, Annie Clarkson, Geoffrey Forsyth and Tricia Dower – demonstrate again how writing fiction is a personal and a collective experience.

Head on over….Happy reading!

2 comments on “September Issue now up

  1. aoc gold
    September 8, 2008

    The Sea(1)The Sea! the Sea! the open Sea!The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth’s wide regions ’round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies; Or like a cradled creature lies. (2)I’m on the Sea! I’m on the Sea! I am where I would ever be; With the blue above, and the blue below, And silence wheresoe’er I go; If a storm should come and awake the deep,What matter? I shall ride and sleep.(3)I love (oh! how I love) to ride On the fierce foaming bursting tide,When every mad wave drowns the moon,Or whistles aloft his tempest tune, And tells how goes the world below, And why the south-west blasts do blow. (4)I never was on the dull tame shorebut I lov’d the great Sea more and more,And backwards flew to her billowy breast, Like a bird that seeketh its mother’s nest; And mother she was, and is to me; For I was born on the open Sea! ~~~by aoc powerlevewling


  2. gautami tripathy
    September 17, 2008

    Am very glad I landed up here. Lately I have been exploring short stories on the net.


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