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Delve into the world of short fiction by exploring The Short Story, a website with a passion for examining and promoting all forms of short prose fiction.

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The Short Story

TSS INTERVIEWS: Over forty interviews with leading voices in the short fiction world, with more added each week. Featuring: ADAM MAREK | PAUL MCVEIGH | MEG POKRASS | JUDE HIGGINS | TANIA HERSHMAN | NUALA Ní CHONCHUIR | MARK BUDMAN | KATE CAYLEY | FIONA MCFARLANE | TOM VOWLER | VANESSA GEBBIE | AMANDA CURTIN | DR CALUM KERR | DANIELLE MCLAUGHLIN | KM ELKES | JENNIFER HARVEY | BEATRICE LAMWAKA | JANE ROBERTS | SAFIA MOORE | DAN COXON | PROF. CHARLES E MAY | JOHN HOLLAND | C. G. MENON

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The Short Story Reviews

TSS Reviews: Dozens of reviews on contemporary short fiction, covering short stories, flash, and literary events. New reviews posted every month. Reviews on: DAVID CONSTANTINE | HILARY MANTEL | LOCHLAN BLOOM | LARA WILLIAMS | POLLY SAMSON | JOANNA CAMPBELL | ANGELA READMAN | JESSE EISENBERG | MICHAEL STEWART | JAMES LASDUN | MARIA MCCARTHY | EMMA TIMPANY | THOMAS MORRIS | MARY-ANN CONSTANTINE | JANICE GALLOWAY

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The Short Story Masterclass

TSS Masterclass: an intensive four week course: READING CRITICALLY |THE HISTORY, THEORY, & PRACTICE OF SHORT STORIES | THE ART OF DESCRIPTION |PEOPLE AND PLACES | VOICES AND PERSPECTIVES |THE SPOKEN WORD | POINT OF VIEW | BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS |THE CRITICAL FIRST SENTENCE, BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER, AND EDITING.

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TSS Competitions: regular short story and flash The Short Story Competitionsfiction competitions. Details: QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS | £650 PRIZE MONEY | 2000 WORDS| BI-MONTHLY FLASH FICTION COMPETITIONS | £150 PRIZE MONEY | 500 WORDS | ANY THEME | SIMULTANEOUS ENTRIES ALLOWED |ANONYMOUS JUDGING | PAYMENT THROUGH PAYPAL | FAST RESPONSE | ALL WINNERS PUBLISHED ONLINE

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TSS also provides:

  • Free archive of over 150 classic short stories
  • Free short story podcasts
  • Articles on writing and short fiction
  • Writing prompts
  • Commissioned short stories by contemporary writers
  • A professional, but friendly critique service
  • Editing services for short fiction writers

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