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