shining the spotlight on short story collections
After a little holiday, The Short Review – which celebrates its fifth birthday this month! – returns, with a shiny new website and a new format. Don’t worry, we haven’t messed with things too much – we’re still the only journal in existence focusing exclusively on short story collections & anthologies (anyone else want to join us? Anyone?)
So, you’ll still get the incisive reviews of short story collections old and new that you expect from us, written by dozens of reviewers worldwide, as well as author interviews, blogs about all things short story and links to short story collection stuff we know you love. It’ll just come to you in smaller but just as wonderful packages (as befits a journal obsessed with the short and perfectly formed). To steal a phrase I heard recently, we’re “slowing down the Internet” by drip-feeding so you’ll stay nice and slender.
So, rather than the monthly journal containing 10 reviews and interviews, new content – which will be reviews, interviews, blog posts and more – will be posted here every few days, with a monthly newsletter rounding up all the activity. So, keep up with us by adding us to your favourite RSS feed reader, or subscribing to the posts by email, as well, of course, as getting onto our newsletter mailing lists (see the links to the right) and following us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news, competitions, book giveaways etc…
We’re kicking it all off with two new reviews and an interview –
This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You by Jon McGregor reviewed by Pauline Masurel
London /33 Borough Shorts Vol 2: West reviewed by Sheila Cornelius
The entire archive of all our hundreds of reviews and author interviews as well as back issues for the past 5 years is still available, of course – click on the links in the menu above and have a wander. Much of it is still hosted on our old website so forgive us for any technical glitches (and please let us know about them), things are still being ironed out. We haven’t quite finished the migration business.