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bob-mustin's picture
Jun.15.2011
Medea, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya There's an urge among magazine editors to publish short fiction by writers outside the U.S., particularly those from beyond the "traditional" western world. Most of them seem to this reader clumsy imitations of tired MFA stylistics. Petrushevskaya's...
tania-hershman's picture
Apr.17.2011
This began here...and it's become such an interesting discussion that I have been mulling it over and reading more about how different writers "do it", a kind of informal survey. I've asked members of my writing group, and there are brilliant comments on the first blog post, and I've...
paul-cowdrey's picture
Feb.16.2011
Hello, I've been writing for several years but have never done anything with it. Just a bunch of unfinished beginnings. For the last three months I've been posting a kind of serial story one chapter at a time at www.oddvious83.blogspot.com . I've completed what I'd like to post there and have now...
tania-hershman's picture
Feb.10.2011
I mentioned a while ago that Best British Short Stories is back, resurrected by my publisher, Salt Publishing, and edited by Nicholas Royle. He has just finalised the list of stories for the first edition, the 2011 edition, which will be published in April 2011 (see the list here - I'm delighted...
tania-hershman's picture
Jan.20.2011
It's been a while since I did one of my "writers' service announcement" blog posts with some upcoming deadlines, and I am feeling pretty congested today and not up to anything more thoughtful, so here are some places to send your very talented short stories (and the odd poem). Good...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Jan.12.2011
My winter issue of Icarus Magazine arrived a couple of days ago, and I opened it with the intention of quickly skimming through the table of contents and the interview, and then tucking aside the magazine for reading on my upcoming train trip to Toronto.  Instead, my eye caught on the first line of...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.30.2010
The Hare’s Mask, by Mark Slouka   Once in a great while I read a short story published in a mass market magazine that proves interesting and entertaining. Slouka’s story appears in the January 2011 issue of Harper’s Magazine. (It’s available online.)   What intrigues me about this story is its...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.30.2010
The Hare’s Mask, by Mark Slouka   Once in a great while I read a short story published in a mass market magazine that proves interesting and entertaining. Slouka’s story appears in the January 2011 issue of Harper’s Magazine. (It’s available online.)   What intrigues me about this story is its...
laurel-zuckerman's picture
Oct.13.2010
Help us get the word out! We now have a flyer for our Short Story Contest which you can download, print and post!   (To retrieve file click on Download Paris Short Story Contest Many thanks to designer Peggy Ford-Fyffe King for her wonderful contribution to the Best and Most Delightful Stories...
tree-george's picture
Oct.11.2010
Leaves fell like days. He came no more as he would come never more and what seemed so alive just a few weeks before, was over. It felt like falling, like Fall, like the inexorable end not ended. And all to be seen was brown, used as summer uses fruit not picked. Still I came. And still I sat. And...