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The Short Story with Kathy Fish

TSS Flash Fiction Interview: Kathy Fish

Kathy Fish teaches flash fiction for the Mile High MFA program at Regis University in Denver. She has published four collections of short fiction: a chapbook in the Rose Metal Press collective, A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of…
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Rhys Milsom with The Short Story

The Short Story Interview: Rhys Milsom

  Rhys Milsom has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of South Wales and a MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David. His fiction and poetry has been widely published, including Wales Arts…
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Barbara Leahy with The Short Story

The Short Story Interview: Barbara Leahy

Barbara Leahy is from Cork, Ireland. She started writing in 2010, and since then her stories have been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and won competitions including the Wells Festival of Literature Short Story Competition, and the Words With Jam…
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Jo Mazelis

Jo Mazelis, The Art of Short Fiction No. 1

The first time I had the pleasure of encountering the short fiction of Jo Mazelis was through her short story ‘Levitation, 1969’ which appeared in the anthology New Welsh Short Stories released by Seren Books (reviewed here). Eight months later,…
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Short Stories: Making a Collection, Part I

Article by Tamsin Hopkins, author of Shore to Shore. What’s good, what’s bad and how brutal is it out there? Warning – not for the faint-hearted.   At some point most writers of short fiction will amass a sufficient body…
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Setting and Place in Short Stories

Article by Tamsin Hopkins, author of SHORE TO SHORE Why should I care about setting in my stories? I always skip long descriptive passages, they’re boring. If that sounds like you, if you’ve ever had the ghost of that thought…
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On Writing and Rejection

  Wallowing in yet another rejection today, I realized that writers are either bat-shit-crazy or masochists. Almost every writer who has made it (and lots who haven’t) will explain the need for thick skin. GET USED TO REJECTON, they say,…
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Ideas and Inspiration in Short Stories

Shore to Shore author Tamsin Hopkins discusses her own writing practice and asks three emerging short fiction writers (Emily Devane, Stuart North, and Sarah Hegarty) how they approach catching and keeping the best ideas. There is also an opportunity for readers to…
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