The Short Review

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Short Lit Bits March

  • Short-stories-on-film #1: Electric Literature has released a new video, for Matt Sumell’s story, Little Things, animated by Vance Reeser. Sumell is the first “emerging” writer to feature in EL alongside the big names.
  • Going the self-publishing route #1: “Two-time PEN/Faulkner winner and National Book Award finalist …John Edgar Wideman will be releasing his latest collection of short stories via Lulu, a self-publishing company that releases submitted work either as an e-book or printed-on-demand. Briefs: Stories for the Palm of the Mind, available starting March 14, will be one of few works from an already established author to bypass the mainstream industry entirely…” says The New Podler Review of Books.

  • Couldn’t-they-find-real-short-story-writers? #1: Leading British novelists have created short stories to accompany portraits of unidentified Elizabethan courtiers, musicians, soldiers and writers for a new exhibition at Montacute House nr Yeovil in Somerset for the National Portrait Gallery” says the Telegraph.

  • Good news for short stories#1: “The Atlantic Renews Commitment to Short Stories…  The Atlantic is going to start publishing fiction again. So no more of those newstand-only summer fiction issues (which were good, though, especially the 2008 one that highlighted emerging authors). Instead, a supplement will accompany the May issue that will include half a dozen short stories and — obligatory for all American magazines, for every single issue — an essay from the ubiquitous Joyce Carol Oates.” More here from BookFox.

    Congratulations #3: To Alberta author Stuart Ross, whose short story collection, Buying Cigarettes for the Dog, is shortlisted for the Alberta Readers’ Choice awards, says the Northumberland News.

2 comments on “Short Lit Bits March

  1. Ossian
    March 19, 2010

    Excellent snippets. I'm particularly pleased to hear about the Atlantic. I used to subscribe to that and loved the monthly story – but that stopped years ago. They have an excellent archive online. I'm not sure how much is open to non-subscribers.


  2. Stuart Ross
    March 20, 2010

    Hi there! Actually, I'm an Ontario writer, but thanks for the congratulations! The Alberta Readers Choice Award goes to a book published in Alberta, but not necessarily written by an Albertan.You can read about the prize here:http://www.albertareaderschoice.caStuart


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