The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Review: Worlds from the Word’s End by Joanna Walsh

And Other Stories published 7 September 2017 Reviewed by Cath Barton “As for the rest of us, words still visited sometimes: spork, ostrich, windjammer… We wondered where they had come from, what … Continue reading

August 21, 2017

Week Links

I write short stories, amongst other things.  I’m hoping to post some interesting links here once every seven days or so, hence the weak pun. It’s a highly personal selection, … Continue reading

November 1, 2013

Interview with Matt Bell, author of Cataclysm Baby

Interview with Matt Bell Author of Cataclysm Baby, reviewed by Tessa Mellas   How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection? The primary writing … Continue reading

February 10, 2013

Don’t Just Moan About Short Story Collections…

Two blog posts caught my eye this week, both dealing with the question of publishing short story collections. Over at Beyond the Margins, Becky Tuch’s post is titled “Nice Short … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · 8 Comments

2012 – Year of the… Short Story?

So, there’s been a lot of public cries here in the UK of 2012 as “the Year of the Short Story”. We here at Short Review towers sigh a little … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 4 Comments

Shortlistees for the BBC National Short Story Award 2011

Huge congratulations to Short Review author Alison MacLeod, one of the five shortlistees for this year’s BBC National Short Story Award, announced tonight! Her fellow honorees are: Jon McGregor, MJ … Continue reading

September 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

A quick word about speed

One of the most interesting things for me, as editor of The Short Review, is seeing how different authors answer our standard author interview questions. The first question “How long … Continue reading

September 6, 2011 · 9 Comments