Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December issue: great gift ideas

Need gift ideas for the holidays? Look no further, everything you need is in The Short Review's December issue: we have ten short story collections and anthologies to recommend, which wend their way from Cyprus to New York to North Dakota, from the past to the future, from music to magic, fantasy to erotica, monkeys, with much flash fiction and a helping of humour.

Ledra Street by Nora Nadjarian

The Past Through Tomorrow by Robert Heinlein

New York Echoes by Warren Adler

Dirty Girls edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel

The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke

Dial M for Monkey by Adam Maxwell

Space Magic by David D. Levine

Months and Seasons by Christopher Meeks

As in Music by Kathy Page

Night Train by Lise Erdrich

And seven author interviews, with
Nora Nadjarian
Warren Adler
Adam Maxwell
David D. Levine
Christopher Meeks
Kathy Page
Lise Erdrich

It's all here.

Happy New Year, may 2009 be filled with great reading (and many short stories!)


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A little love from Canongate

I am delighted that independent publishing house Canongate have chosen The Short Review as their Site of the Week on their new "Meet At the Gate" forum and "cultural hub"!

They say:
"Here are Canongate we’re big fans of the short story..... though [The Short Review] may only just be celebrating it’s first anniversary, [Tania's] love and passion for the short story have already brought The Short Review Internet acclaim....In short (pardon the pun), with interviews, reviews and features in abundance this is definitely the place to go if you want to keep your finger on the short story pulse."
Thank you, Canongate - publishers of story collections by Miranda July and Nam Le - so glad to meet fellow short story lovers.

Check out the full article and don't forget to vote, leave a comment and have a look around Meet At The Gate.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

And the winners are...

Here are the results of our first anniversary prize draw... but first, a little photographic evidence of fair play:
The Hat
The entries in the hat

Entries were then picked out at random... and the winners are:

  • Anne McDonnell, Nottingham, UK (Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth)
  • Padraig Moran, Dublin, Ireland (Kuzhali Manickavel, Insects Are Just Like you And Me Except Some of Them Have Wings)
  • Dr Rohi Shetty, Pune, India (Fran Friel, Mama's Boy and Other Dark Tales)
  • Ruth Almon, Tel Aviv, Israel (Jay Mandal, A Different Kind of Love)
  • Jennifer Doyle, Galway, Ireland (James Burr, Ugly Stories for Beautiful People)
  • Alan Beard, Birmingham, UK (Gerard Donovan, Young Irelanders)
  • Evan Costigan, Co. Kildare, Ireland (Stinging Fly anthology, Let's Be Alone Together + bonus Stinging Fly anthology)
  • D MacNamee, Cork, Ireland (Philip Shirley, Oh Don't You Cry For Me)
  • Kaye Linden, Florida, US (Jennifer Pelland, Unwelcome Bodies)
Winners, your books will be with you in the next few weeks, please allow a little time, some of the books will be travelling quite a distance to get to you.

Thank you to all those of you who entered - if you didn't win a book this time, go and get hold of the ones you wanted anyway and make a short story author very happy!

PS: If you want to win more free books and you are resident in the UK, place an order for literary magazine Transmission and one lucky winner will receive a parcel full of books. Deadline Dec 14th 2008. More information here. Good luck.