The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Best European Fiction 2015: Review

Preface by Enrique Vila-Matas Dalkey Archive 2014 Reviewed by Aiden O’Reilly Let’s not quibble with the “Best” in the title. This is a fascinating glimpse into contemporary fiction across Europe. An anthology … Continue reading

June 15, 2016

SHORT: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, & Other Short Prose Forms. Review

Alan Ziegler, editor. Alan Ziegler is professor of Writing and Director of Pedagogy at Columbia University’s school of Arts. Author of Love at First Sight, The Swan Song of Vauderville, … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Unthology 5: Review

Unthology 5 Editors: Ashley Stokes and Robin Jones Contributing authors: Elizabeth Baines, Roelof Bakker, Sarah Bower, Garrie Fletcher, Victoria Heath, Maggie Ling, Mark Mayes, CS Mee, Andrew Oldham, Angela Readman, John … Continue reading

October 6, 2014

Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology volume 6: Review

Bristol Short Story Prize Volume 6 Authors: Deepa Anappara, Michael Bird, Joanna Campbell, Ric Carter, Ruth Corkill, Anne Corlett, Krishan Coupland, Martin Cromie, Allan Drew, Uschi Gatward, Jane Healey, Aaron … Continue reading

September 21, 2014

Unthology 4: Review

Unthology 4 Editors: Robin Jones & Ashley Stokes. Contributing authors: Joshua Allen, Sarah Bower, Carys Bray, Ruby Cowling, Michael Crossan, Sarah Evans,  Rodge Glass, Marc Owen Jones, Rowena Macdonald, Aiden O’Reilly, … Continue reading

May 22, 2014

Review of Root: New Stories from North East Writers

ROOT: New Stories from North East Writers Edited by Kitty Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald’s third anthology for Iron Press. Iron Press, 2013 Reviewed by Cherry Potts “‘… Shame you can’t find a good solid … Continue reading

March 27, 2014

Review of In Mint Condition, edited by Shannon John

In Mint Condition Various authors. Edited by Shannon John. Ambannon Books (USA), 2013 Reviewed by Mario Guslandi “The worst expectations are those that emerge when the sudden ringing of a … Continue reading

March 13, 2014

Review of Rustblind and Silverbright, edited by David Rix

Rustblind and Silverbright edited by David Rix Eibonvale Press, 2013 Reviewed by Pauline Masurel                      “Life is a long wait for a train that never comes.” There are twenty-four stories in this … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of The Best British Short Stories 2013, ed. Nicholas Royle

The Best British Short Stories Series Editor: Nicholas Royle Salt Publishing, 2013 Reviewed by Susan Haigh (Uncle Jack) brought … an enormous book, when he sat it down upon his lap … Continue reading

November 18, 2013

Review of Still: Short Stories Inspired by Photographs of Vacated Spaces

Still: Short Stories Inspired by Photographs of Vacated Spaces Edited by Roelof Bakker Negative Press London, 2012 Reviewed by Sara Baume ‘Jesus loves me,’ said the man.  He had passed the … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 2 Comments