News about the short story
Stories about London's parks
A new short story project is putting London's parks front and centre.
New magazine seeks submissions
Launching January 2009, First Edition magazine is a new monthly glossy solely dedicated to publishing works by new writers and authors.
Mechanics' Institute Review 5 now available
The fifth issue of the literary magazine The Mechanics’ Institute Review (MIR) is now available.
Nam Le wins 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize
The Vietnamese-born writer Nam Le has been awarded the 2008 Dylan Thomas prize.
Win an iLiad
Saga-Whyte Press is offering a Book-iLiad and a publishing contract to the winner of its latest write4iLiad competition.
Celtic tales - call for submissions
Morrigan Books is currently accepting submissions for their upcoming anthology, 'Phantom Queen Awakes'.
Vote for Alison MacLeod or Sophie Hannah!
Short story authors Alison MacLeod and Sophie Hannah have been longlisted for the second Spread the Word: books to talk about competition.
Short Story Library
Short Story Library is a free online magazine which offers poetry, microfiction, flash fiction and short stories on the web.
New Writing Dundee - call for submissions
New Writing Dundee, issue 4 - call for submissions
Be a part of this locally produced but internationally focused writing anthology by submitting your stories, poems, chapters, short drama and articles by 30 November 2008.
Interzone 218 is a Chris Becket special.
New fairy tales online
A new website is being launched for new, original fairy tales.
Write a bit of a very long story
The Forever Story encourages people to contribute to the world’s longest collectively-written story.
2009 Willesden Herald competition
Rana Dasgupta will judge the 2009 Willesden Herald short story competition.
New magazine for flash fiction
Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine launches on 1 October.
Clare Wigfall wins the BBC National Short Story Award
Clare Wigfall has won the 2008 BBC NSSA for her story 'The Numbers'.
Edge Hill Prize winner announced
Claire Keegan has been awarded the 2008 Edge Hill University Short Story Prize for her second collection Walk the Blue Fields.
Outright winner of Frank O'Connor Award announced
The jury of this year's Frank O'Connor Award has dispensed with a shortlist and given the prize to Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth (Bloomsbury).
True stories wanted
Story exists to tell you about fictional short stories, but for once we're making an exception to let you know about a new magazine-based competition.
Rebecca Lloyd wins Bristol Short Story Prize
Rebecca Lloyd, a creative writing teacher from Bristol, has won the inaugural Bristol Short Story Prize.
Writers' and Artists' Yearbook competition
The publishers of the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook have launched a new short story competition.
Short story course at City University
A new certificate course at City University London offers writers of short fiction the opportunity to explore their craft and the historical/cultural contexts of their form, from initial ideas to revising and editing, over a one-year period, supported by a structured programme of evening classes.
Short story writer wins podcast award
Adam Maxwell, author of the short story collection Dial M for Monkey, has been awarded a North East Digital Award for Best Podcasting campaign.
Caine Prize shortlist announced
The shortlist for the £10,000 Caine Prize for the best short story in English by an African writer has been announced.
Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award
The Stinging Fly is delighted to announce the return of the Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award, Ireland's biggest short story competition.
Retelling the fairy tale
The Romance of Trees is a new website all about retelling the fairy tale.
Get your novella published
You could argue that a novella is nothing more than an overgrown short story, in which case it is just about feasible for us to mention that Roastbooks is looking for previously unpublished works to publish this autumn.
A new magazine for women writers
The Yellow Room is a new short story magazine for women writers.
Could you write a story of 160 characters?
Txt Lit is a new literary genre of creative writing using a mobile phone texting system, or SMS (Short Message System).
Second volume of Riptide
The second volume of Riptide has now been published.
Invisible Ink's innovative new competition
Towards the end of last year, a small group got together to launch a new concept in short story competitions.
Downloadable short stories - for free
The Wireless Theatre Company produces audio short stories, books, comedy sketches and plays, all of which can be downloaded for free from their website.
International Aeon Award 2008
Albedo One (an Irish magazine of speculative fiction) has launched the International Aeon Award 2008.
Short and scary
Two developments in the world of horror fiction.
New website for short story reviews
Short story writer and blogger Tania Hershman has launched a website to review short story collections.
The Fix relaunches online
TTA Press, publisher of short fiction showcases Interzone, Black Static, and Crimewave, also published The Fix. The latter, in its print incarnation, provided critical analyses and reviews of an extensive range of short fiction.
'Magical realism and light fantasy'
Serendipity is a new online monthly magazine dedicated to publishing entertaining magical realism and light fantasy.
US short story website
alexanderbecquer.com's mission is 'to share with everyone the joys of reading and writing good literature.'
'Writer gives his stories away for free' shock!
New Zealand-based short story writer Chris Bell has decided to make his stories freely available on his website.
Caine Prize winner announced
Uganda’s Monica Arac de Nyeko has won the 2007 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for 'Jambula Tree' from African Love Stories ( Ayebia Clarke Publishing). The £10,000 prize was awarded at a dinner in the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Pub in London's Lamb's Conduit Street hosts story evenings
Liars' League is a series of short fiction readings held at the Lamb pub in Lambs Conduit Street, London on the second Tuesday of every month.
AL Kennedy's take on the health of the short story in Britain
Scottish author AL Kennedy aired her views about short stories in the Independent on 12 June.
Jonathan Lethem's Promiscuous Materials project
Essayist, novelist and short story writer Jonathan Lethem has made available (with a few restrictions) the rights to some of his stories - for the grand sum of one dollar each.
New Manchester-based magazine
Time For Heroes is a new Manchester-based magazine, looking for submissions.
Transcript, the European Internet Review of Books and Writing, is published solely on the Internet and appears once every two months in tri-lingual format (English, French and German).
Litro is a free weekly publication which each week features one piece of original fiction. It is distributed outside London underground stations.
Spread the (Spoken) Word
Comma Press has launched a series of spoken word mp3s from some of the UK's finest writers of short fiction.
Tales of the Decongested
Short-story writers and enthusiasts Paul Blaney and Rebecca Lattin-Rawstrone set up Tales of the Decongested to raise the profile of the short story in London and to encourage and showcase new talent.
Unanswered Questions: The Hyperliterature Exchange
The Hyperliterature Exchange is an online directory and review of new media literature for sale on the web. More than 120 works are now listed.
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