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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.

Recent News on TSS

Welcome to our new contributors! Read more about our six new essayists, reviewers, and interviewers here

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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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