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2018 Thresholds International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition

January 15th 2018

Get your notebooks and laptops ready — it’s the launch of the 2018 Thresholds International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition…

Miss Brill’s Lament

April 10th 2017

JESSICA WHYTE, runner-up in the 2017 Feature Writing Competition, recommends ‘Miss Brill’ by Katherine Mansfield: ‘Katherine Mansfield’s short story ‘Miss Brill’ was written to be read out loud. In early 1921, shortly after the story was first published in the magazine The Athenaeum, Katherine Mansfield wrote to her brother-in-law Richard Murry: ‘after I’d written it, I read it aloud – numbers of times – just as one would play over a musical composition, trying to get it nearer and nearer to the expression of Miss Brill – until it fitted her…’

Did Borges Write the Sci-fi Masterpiece of the 20th Century?

April 7th 2017

FIRST PLACE: ‘Did Borges Write the Sci-fi Masterpiece of the 20th Century?’ by TYLER MILLER – the winning essay in the 2017 THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition…

Under the Plexiglass Ceiling

April 20th 2016

In this essay, shortlisted for the 2016 Feature Writing Competition, JONATHAN PINNOCK and his ‘mentor’ discuss the short stories of Jorge Luis Borges: ‘In all my years of reading critiques of Borges’s work, I have yet to come across a single piece of straight prose. Without exception, every single writer has, for better or worse, succumbed to the siren call of pastiche…’

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