News about the short story
Mature student Avril Scott has been named this year's MA Creative Writing winner in the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize 2011.
From 0 to short story in 60 seconds… Hilary Mantel, Alexei Sayle, AL Kennedy, David Vann, Jackie Kay, and David Almond are just some of the authors available to download from 28 January 2011
This year’s award brings together a high calibre group of new and established authors exploring human relationships at their most dysfunctional and yet sustaining. Splintered families, the persistence of love, the public versus the private and the plight of the outsider all provide a recurring focus for the authors in the running for the award, which marks its fifth year in 2010.
Join Comma Press, Iron Press, Route Publishing, Mslexia, Cadavarine, Flambard Press and many more, in a collaborative toast to fiction’s short form.
A whole festival dedicated to the short story, in September in Charleston, with Booktrust providing the digital content...
2010 Edge Hill Short Story Prize shortlist is announced. Five diverse writers have been shortlisted for the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize 2010. The unique accolade, now in its fourth year, is the UK’s only literary award that recognises a published collection of short stories.
High profile literary names revealed in Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Big names in the literary world as well as screenwriters, an actor and a comedian have entered their works in Edge Hill University’s Short Story Prize 2010.
'The Winter House' is a new short story film and website that has been designed by Naomi Alderman who won the Orange Prize for New Writers in 2006 for her novel Disobedience.
Perfectly Formed is Waterstones' first short story competition, in association with Pan Macmillan and the Arvon Foundation
New Zealand author CK Stead has won The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2010
SHORT STORY category - judged by Vanessa Gebbie, author of the collection of short stories, Words from a Glass Bubble, and editor of Short Circuit: A Guide to the Art of the Short Story, both from Salt Publishing.
The longlist for The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award was announced on Sunday 21 February. Twenty writers - seven women and thirteen men - are competing for the £25,000 prize for a single short story.
Salt Publishing have announced the shortlist of the inaugural Scott Prize for Short Fiction
Hand + Star is an online compendium of new writing and literary reviews.
Electric Literature, an American online literary magazine, will be breaking new ground next week by micro-serialising Rick Moody's new short story Some Contemporary Characters over Twitter. The story will be tweeted over the course of three days on Electric Literature's Twitter channel, @ElectricLit, from 10.00am on Monday 30 November.
Author, poet and filmmaker Nikesh Shukla brings you a Christmas short story celebration complete with mince pies and the finest literary talent in the city.
This Week, 13-14 November, Manchester
Manchester-based short story specialists Comma Press have joined forces with the region's publishing development agency, Literature Northwest, to present a the UK's first adaptation-only film festival. Running next week (13-14 November), Version
The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award was launched on 22 October 2009 at Bridgewater House.
Monthly night Short Fuse in Leicester is currently looking for writers to submit stories for their November event, with the theme being BEAUTIFUL GAME.
Liven up your lunch hour with the adventures a mortarboard-wearing 'canine sage'.
The author of Notes from an Exhibition stoutly defends the short story. He even uses the word 'piffle'.
Caine Prize winners and shortlisted authors will be taking part in a 7-date UK-wide tour supported by Arts Council England.
New stories by acclaimed writers Alison MacLeod and Adam Marek feature in the new issue of Matter magazine.
The School of Life is running a writing holiday in November.
Love Begins in Winter, Simon Van Booy's debut short story collection, has won the 2009 Frank O'Connor Prize.
The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award will give £25,000 to a single story.
A story competition for teenagers is raising awareness of the phenomenon of child soldiers.
Ether Books is a new e-publisher selling short works (fiction and non-fiction) to people’s iPhones.
Submissions are being accepted for Short Fuse's autumn programme in both Hastings and Brighton.
A new short story publication called Electric Literature is available in just about any format you care to read it in.
First prize in the Bristol Short Story Competition has been awarded to Australian writer Elizabeth Jane.
EC Osondo has won the 2009 Caine Prize for African Writing.
Fancy a 50-word story in your inbox every other day?
The Turing Test by Chris Beckett (Elastic Press) is the winner of the 2009 Edge Hill Short Story Prize.
Ox-Tales is a series of four story collections loosely based on the four elements.
The US division of HarperPerennial publishers is celebrating the short story throughout 2009.
Deborah Kay Davies' debut collection, Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful, has won the 2009 Wales Book of the Year.
It's not particularly newsy, but the Scritture Giovani website is worth looking at for translated short stories.
A new online audiobook site is selling short story downloads for as little 79p.
It's been a good year for the short story: first Elizabeth Strout wins the Pulitzer for Olive Kitteridge and now Alice Munro has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize.
Moonlight Mesa Associates, Inc. is launching its first annual Cowboy Up short story contest.
Apologies for being behind the times with this one, but A SHORT STORY COLLECTION HAS WON THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION!
An intriguing new story competition is asking people to write about Jack the Ripper.
Yes, it's true - big articles about the short story.
Tell Tales, the short story collective, will publish their fourth collection in April.
The Story Prize, a US award worth $20,000, has been won by Tobias Wolff for his collection Our Story Begins (Knopf, US; Bloomsbury, UK).
The 2009 Willesden Herald short story competition has been won by Jo Lloyd for her story 'Work'.
Forty stories were shortlisted for the 2008 Aeon Award, seven of which were chosen by the judging panel to go to science fiction writer Ian Watson for the final verdict.
www.shortbreadstories.com, a non-profit organisation based in Scotland, aims to encourage literacy throughout the country.
Short Fuse is kicking off 2009 with a busy programme of live literature events in Brighton.
Launching January 2009, First Edition magazine is a new monthly glossy solely dedicated to publishing works by new writers and authors.
The Vietnamese-born writer Nam Le has been awarded the 2008 Dylan Thomas prize.
Short Story Library is a free online magazine which offers poetry, microfiction, flash fiction and short stories on the web.
Interzone 218 is a Chris Becket special.
A new website is being launched for new, original fairy tales.
The Forever Story encourages people to contribute to the world’s longest collectively-written story.
Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine launched on 1 October 2008.
Clare Wigfall has won the 2008 BBC NSSA for her story 'The Numbers'.
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.
Adam Maxwell, author of the short story collection Dial M for Monkey, has been awarded a North East Digital Award for Best Podcasting campaign.
The Romance of Trees is a new website all about retelling the fairy tale.
The Yellow Room is a new short story magazine for women writers.
Txt Lit is a new literary genre of creative writing using a mobile phone texting system, or SMS (Short Message System).
The Wireless Theatre Company produces audio short stories, books, comedy sketches and plays, all of which can be downloaded for free from their website.
Two developments in the world of horror fiction.
Short story writer and blogger Tania Hershman has launched a website to review short story collections.
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.
Serendipity is a new online monthly magazine dedicated to publishing entertaining magical realism and light fantasy.
alexanderbecquer.com's mission is 'to share with everyone the joys of reading and writing good literature.'
New Zealand-based short story writer Chris Bell has decided to make his stories freely available on his website.
Scottish author AL Kennedy aired her views about short stories in the Independent on 12 June 2007.
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.
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).
Comma Press has launched a series of spoken word mp3s from some of the UK's finest writers of short fiction.
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.
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.