The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Interview with Jeff Gardiner, author of A Glimpse of the Numinous

Interview with Jeff Gardiner, author of A Glimpse of the Numinous reviewed by AJ Kirby What do you understand by the word ‘numinous’? I think of it as a way of … Continue reading

April 27, 2013

Edge Hill Winners and Frank O’Connor shortlist

It was a win for the TV writers at the 2010 Edge Hill Short Story Prize ceremony this year: Jeremy Dyson, co-creator of The League of Gentlemen, scooped the main … Continue reading

July 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Cork City – Frank O’Connor Short Story Award Longlist

Here’s the longlist of short story collections for the 2010 Cork City – Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, now in its sixth year. Say the organisers: “The longlist is almost … Continue reading

April 27, 2010 · 6 Comments

Edge Hill Short Story Prize Longlist Announced

The Edge Hill Short Story Prize, now in its third year, is the UK’s only literary award that recognises a published collection of short stories, and this year they have … Continue reading

April 20, 2010 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

March 19, 2010 · 2 Comments

Sunday Times Short Story Prize Longlist

The first annual Sunday Times short story competition, at £25,000 for a single story now the most lucrative prize in the world for writers published in the UK, has announced … Continue reading

February 21, 2010 · 4 Comments

Short Lit Bits Jan/Feb

Entertaining tidbits from the world of short fiction.. In Memoriam #1: JD Salinger dies aged 91. “His stories presented readers with an utterly  natural, strange and often disturbing landscape. Few … Continue reading

February 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Short Circuit’s Virtual Book Tour Lands Here!

We normally only talk about short story collections here at the Short Review, but we’re making an exception in order to take part in the Virtual Book Tour for an … Continue reading

January 7, 2010 · 4 Comments

Short Lit Bits Dec 2 – eBooks and Audio

New website Spoken Ink is a great addition to the short story audio download sites. Short stories read by professional actors – including stories by Short Review authors Vanessa Gebbie, Kevin … Continue reading

December 8, 2009 · Leave a comment

June issue out now!

With this issue we welcome TSR’s new deputy editor, Diane Becker, very glad to have her! And in a bumper issue this month (well, ok, it’s the same size, but … Continue reading

June 1, 2009 · Leave a comment