The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Short story news roundup

Some exciting news from Short Story World. First, Electric Literature, the new lit zine that is available in print, as an eBook, or for your Kindle of iPhone, and pays … Continue reading

September 14, 2009 · 1 Comment

Short story collection shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award

Huge congratulations to Petina Gappah whose story collection, Elegy for Easterly, has been shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the only short story collection on the list! Said our … Continue reading

August 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

"Most Imaginative" Sci Fi Author Wins the Edge Hill Prize!

Shocker in the short story world – Chris Beckett, author of the Turing Test, published by Elastic Press, has beaten heavyweight writers of “literary fiction” Anne Enright, Ali Smith, Gerard … Continue reading

July 6, 2009 · Leave a comment

Behind the Scenes of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize

We welcome Ailsa Cox, fiction writer, critic, tutor of creative writing, and one of the coordinators of the Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story, giving us a quick peak … Continue reading

July 2, 2009 · 4 Comments

Congratulations and Upcoming Deadlines

Congratulations… to Deborah Kay Davies, whose debut short story collection, Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful, has won the 2009 Wales Book of the Year. and to Pasha Malla, who … Continue reading

June 20, 2009 · Leave a comment

So much great short story news!

Where to begin? What a week! The biggest short story news surely must be today’s announcement that Canadian writer Alice Munro has won this year’s Man Booker Prize. An award-winning … Continue reading

May 27, 2009 · Leave a comment

Edge Hill Prize shortlist

The five short story collections on the shortlist for the £5000 Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story have just been unveiled: Chris Beckett, The Turing Test, Elastic Press Gerard … Continue reading

May 7, 2009 · 8 Comments

Short story collection news: Short story collection wins New Zealand’s Montana Medal for Fiction or Poetry.

Charlotte Grimshaw’s collection, Opportunity, has won New Zealand’s prestigious Montana Medal for Fiction. The judges said of the collection: “By turns touching, funny, dark, and redemptive, this is a book … Continue reading

July 25, 2008 · 1 Comment