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

Review: The Irreal Reader anthology

The Irreal Reader Fiction and Essays from the Café Irreal Edited by G.S. Evans and Alice Whittenburg Numerous authors including Diploma de Honor Konex winner Ana María Shua (Argentina), Michal Ajvaz … Continue reading

November 15, 2014

Rivka Galchen, American Innovations: Review

American Innovations by Rivka Galchen Fourth Estate, May 2014 Reviewed by Tania Hershman “I had not always – had not even long – been a daylight ghost, a layabout, a mal pensant, a … Continue reading

August 5, 2014

Fractals: Short Stories by Joanna Walsh. Review.

Fractals: Short Stories by Joanna Walsh 3:AM Press, 2013 Reviewed by Hannah Tuson “All your life you’ve been asked to choose: to be the woman who didn’t drink canned sodas, who didn’t watch American television … Continue reading

June 16, 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 Ethel Rohan’s Goodnight Nobody by Diane Becker

Goodnight Nobody by Ethel Rohan Queen’s Ferry Press, 2013 Reviewed by Diane Becker “As soon as she’s organized, she walks onto the glass bridge and through the warm blue sky, … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Review of Unthology No. 3

Unthology No. 3 Edited by Robin Jones & Ashley Stokes        Unthank books,  2012 Reviewed by Pauline Masurel  The pie base slides down the steel slope and comes to rest just beyond … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

From the Archives: Review of Collected Stories by Janice Galloway

Collected Stories by Janice Galloway Vintage, 2009 Reviewed by Tania Hershman “She may not speak much but she knows EVERY WORD YOU SAY. Her mother said that. Kind of thing … Continue reading

April 25, 2013

Review of Death-In-A-Box by Alta Ifland

Death-In-A-Box by Alta Ifland Subito Press, 2011 Reviewed by Annie Clarkson “When the furniture began to sweat, I knew that the world I’d known until then was gone.” Death-in-a-Box is … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of The Mammoth Book of Body Horror: Twenty-Five Stories of Transformation, Mutation and Contagion (Review Part 2)

The Mammoth Book of Body Horror: Twenty-Five Stories of Transformation, Mutation and Contagion edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan Constable & Robinson 2012 Reviewed by A J Kirby: Review … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 1 Comment