The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Angela Readman wins Costa Short Story Award

Huge congratulations to Angela Readman, winner of the Costa Short Story Award, announced at the Costa Book Awards ceremony in London on Tuesday. Her winning story, The Keeper of the Jackalopes, … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

All-Female Shortlist for Edge Hill Short Story Prize!

From  a long longlist, the shortlist for the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize 2012 has been picked – and it’s all female! Now in its sixth year, it is … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Scott Prize winners and Edge Hill Short Story Prize shortlist

May is clearly a bumper month for short story collection news! First, congratulations to A J Ashworth, Jon Pinnock and Cassandra Parkin, the three winners of this year’s Salt Publishing … Continue reading

May 11, 2011 · 2 Comments

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

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

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 Lit Bits December 1

 ICongratulations to Short Review author David D. Levine, whose collection, Space Magic, has won the Endeavour award, open to both story collections and novels. “In short, the story is growing … Continue reading

December 7, 2009 · Leave a comment

Petina Gappah wins the 2009 Guardian First Book Award!

Huge congratulations to Short Review author Petina Gappah, whose collection, An Elegy for Easterly, has won the 2009 Guardian First Book Award, “the second short story writer to win the … Continue reading

December 3, 2009 · 1 Comment

An Elegy For Easterly the only short story collection shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award

Huge congratulations to Petina Gappah, whose short story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, is shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award – the only story collection on the list. Find … Continue reading

October 31, 2009 · 1 Comment

Simon Van Booy Wins 2009 Frank O’Connor award and Chris Beckett gets a two-novel deal

Congratulations to Simon Van Booy who is this year’s winner of the 35,000 Euro Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for his collection, Love Begins in Winter! We will be … Continue reading

September 21, 2009 · Leave a comment