Welcome to The Short Story news page where we provide information on all the newest developments on TSS. We are also happy to provide external news such as press releases, events, book launches, competitions, and results – please follow the link here to our simple online form.


  • 13/05 ARTICLE. Tamsin Hopkins writes about making a Short Story Collection and speaks to Cathy Galvin (Word Factory) and Jennifer Hamilton-Emery (Salt Publishing).
  • 11/05 ARTICLE. Professor Charles E. May joiners the TSS Team and offers our readers a glimpse into the rise of the British Short Story.
  • 10/05 REVIEW. Abi Hynes reviews live literature event ‘Bad ‘Language’ and Lara Williams’ deby short story collection Treats
  • 05/05 INTERVIEW. Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn speaks to Clare Reddaway about short fiction and drama.
  • 04/05 COMPETITION. The shortlist foe the TSS Flash Fiction Competition has been announced.
  • 03/05 INTERVIEW. Marie Getting talks to Nuala Ní Chonchúir about her short fiction writing.


  • 29/04 INTERVIEW. Rupert Dastur speaks to Mark Budman, editor of Vestal Review, about Flash Fiction.
  • 28/04 REVIEW. Debbi Voisey reviews Polly Samson’s short story collection Modern Voices.
  • 26/04 INTERVIEW. Rupert Dastur speaks to Flash Fiction writer and editor Meg Pokrass.
  • 25/04 REVIEW. Maria Powell reviews James Lasdun’s short story collection It’s Beginning to Hurt.
  • 19/04 AWARD. TSS welcomes Leon Craig to the award-winning family.
  • 18/04 REVIEW. Rupert Dastur reviews Michael Stewart’s short story collection Mr Jolly.
  • 17/04 ARTICLE. Rupert Dastur looks at the difficulties and tribulations of facing rejection as a writer.
  • 15/04 INTERVIEW. Samantha James speaks to award-winning short story writer Kate Cayley
  • 14/04 COMPETITION. Jacqueline Haskell wins TSS Monthly Flash Fiction with her excellent piece ‘Of Bugs and Men’.
  • 12/04 ARTICLE. Tamsin Hopkins explores the creation of short stories in her article ‘Ideas and Inspiration’ featuring interviews with emerging short story writers Emily Devane, Sarah Hegarty, and Stuart North.
  • 11/04 REVIEW. James Holden reviews Jesse Eisenberg’s new short story collection ‘Bream Gives Me Hiccups’.
  • 09/04 RESOURCES. TSS expands its range of resources to include a Podcast page, featuring 25 short stories from Sherwood Anderson’s seminal short story collection ‘Whinesburg, Ohio’
  • 07/04 COMP. March Flash Fiction shortlist announced.
  • 04/04 INTERVIEW. Miles Jones interviews January Award Winner Santino Prinzi about his writing, his commissioned short story, inspiration, and literary influences.
  • 03/04 COMPETITION. The Shortlist for TSS monthly Flash Fiction Competition has been announced.


The Short Story Interviews

  • 28/03 AWARD. Santino Prinzi, TSS  January Award winner publishes his short story ‘Some Place New’ exclusively with us.
  • 25/03 INTERVIEW. Paul Hague interviews Adam Mark about his writing, inspiration, and short story collections.
  • 23/03 INTERVIEW. Samantha James interviews Australian author Fiona McFarlane about her short fiction and writing.
  • 17/03 REVIEW. Debbi Voisey reviews Maria C. McCarthy’s short story collection As Long as it Takes.
  • 15/03 INTERVIEW. Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn interviews Alexa Radcliffe-Hart about writing and short stories.
  • 08/03 INTERVIEW. Rupert Dastur interviews Delia Bennett and Nisha Emich about their multimedia project Works in Progress.
  • 07/03 REVIEW. Hattie Pierce reviews Angela Redman’s short story collection Don’t Try This at Home.
  • 07/03 COMPETITION. TSS Monthly Flash Fiction Competition won by Paula Hunter, with ‘Spires’
  • 04/03 EXT. Launch of a new Flash Fiction website, Flash Fiction Fans, with an annual, intentional Flash 400 comp with prizes amounting to £2000 (top prize £1000) – an affiliate of TSS.
  • 04/03/ REVIEW. Rupert Dastur reviews Being Dad, a short story anthology edited by Dan Coxon.
  • 03/03 INTERVIEW. Rupert Dastur interviews award-winning publisher, translator, novelist, and poet Alessandro Gallenzi.
  • 03/03 COMPETITION. TSS February Flash Fiction Shortlist now up.


  • 26/02 REVIEW. Maria Powell reviews David Constantine’s short stories from his collection Tea At The Midland
  • 26/02 EXT NEWS. Bath Flash Fiction Shortlist announced.
  • 25/02 TSS TEAM. We welcome Maria Powell to The Short Story Team as one of our reviewers.
  • 25/02 INTERVIEW. Rupert Dastur interviews Tom Vowler about the short story form & his new collection Dazzling the Gods.
  • 25/02 REVIEW. Debbi Voisey reviews Joanna Campbell’s short story collection When Planets Slip Their Tracks.
  • 25/02 EXT NEWS. Bath Flash Fiction Long list announced.
  • 24/02 ARTICLE. Sean Preston, from Open Pen, writes about the word ‘submission’ in the short story and writing community.
  • 24/02 REVIEW. James Holden reviews Hilary Mantel’s  short story collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.
  • 20/02 RESOURCES. The Short Story updates its free archive of short stories to over 150 individual texts.
  • 16/02 TSS COMP. Anna Nazarova-Evans wins TSS short story competition with her entry ‘Snow’.
  • 15/02 REVIEW. Rupert Dastur reviews Mary Ann-Constantine’s short story collection All the Souls.


Free Short Stories

  • 14/02 TSS TEAM. The Short Story welcomes Mina Ghosh as their illustrator.
  • 13/02 ARTICLE. Tamsin Hopkins writes about setting and place in short stories. Includes a Q&A session with short story writer Tyler Keevil.
  • 12/02 INTERVIEW. Marie Gethins and Rupert Dastur interview Dr. Calum Kerr, Flash Fiction author and founder of International Flash Fiction Day.
  • 11/02 REVIEW. Abi Hynes reviews the live literary event Verbose, in Manchester, featuring short stories from Jim Hinks, John D. Rutter, and Alisa Cox.
  • 10/02 TSS TEAM. The Short Story welcomes Abi Hynes as fiction and live event reviewer.
  • 09/02 REVIEW. Rupert Dastur reviews Gabriele Ansbach’s short story collection Pick ‘N’ Pix.
  • 06/02 TSS COMP. Jason Jackson’s Flash Fiction ‘Snow’ wins our monthly Flash Competition.
  • 04/02 REVIEW. Debbi Voisey reviews the Bath Short Story Award Anthology.