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I Think We’re All Thinking About Lena

July 5th 2017

KATE SMITH dives into the uncomfortable world of a short story by Julie Orringer: ‘‘Pilgrims’, the story that opens Julie Orringer’s collection How to Breathe Under Water, is remarkable and satisfying in its own right, and, once you’ve read the whole collection, to re-read ‘Pilgrims’ is to hear not only the clarity of its own notes but something of those of the stories to come…’

2017 International Feature Writing Competition Shortlist

March 31st 2017

COMPETITION SHORTLIST: The THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition is now in its sixth year – celebrating all that the short story form has to offer and awarding one deserving essayist the top prize of £500…

The 2017 Competition Longlist

March 23rd 2017

COMPETITION LONGLIST: We would like to congratulate the following writers whose work has been selected for the 2017 THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition longlist…

Our Epic Journey From Nothing to Nowhere

February 22nd 2017

JENNIFER HARVEY finds wondrous, imaginative melancholy in Cees Nooteboom’s short story collection The Foxes Come At Night: ‘Death is at the heart of this collection; it is the central idea upon which Nooteboom – as in so much of his writing – meditates. But it’s a philosophical focus that can put him at odds with some readers, and writers…’

An Interview with Dorthe Nors

July 29th 2016

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Acclaimed Danish author DORTHE NORS in conversation with Professor Alison MacLeod, at the University of Chichester, 2016.

Feature Writing Competition 2016

January 6th 2016

NOW CLOSED: with a £500 first prize. You have until Sunday 06 March, 11:59pm (GMT) to get your feature essays in for the 2015 THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition…


October 14th 2013

NEELIMA VINOD introduces us to ‘Boys’, a short story by Rick Moody: ‘it makes the experience of twin boys growing up so tactile that you can almost feel them jump off the page and enter your life…’

Beyond Words

September 30th 2013

CATH HUMPHRIS explores ‘An Indiscreet Journey’ by Katherine Mansfield: ‘…a breezily narrated tale describing a young woman’s journey across France to visit her lover during the first world war. Like so much of Mansfield’s fiction, the story is a pen-portrait of an actual event…’

Story: ‘The Llamas’ by Valerie Trueblood

June 27th 2012

We are thrilled to publish a new story by the prize-winning American author, Valerie Trueblood. ‘The Llamas’ will appear in her new collection, Search Party, due out next year.

International Short Story Day

June 20th 2012

To celebrate International Short Story Day, we invited our Twitter Followers and Facebook Friends to send us synopses of their favourite stories that can be found online.

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