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Writing Short Stories

March 9th 2015

We are pleased to bring you the foreword to Writing Short Stories, by acclaimed author Kate Clanchy: ‘The short story, in contrast, shines a harsh light on every word you write and neither gives you a shape nor forgives you for getting the shape wrong…’

Staying Upright

September 19th 2012

VICKI HEATH: ‘Hershman’s uncanny use of the minutiae works with such power that these stories are still hovering in my thoughts, though I finished reading the collection days ago…’

Flash Fiction Day

May 16th 2012

’ Short-story writers see by the light of the flash…’ ~ Nadine Gordimer

Flash Fiction: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places?

May 14th 2012

In the spirit of debate as we approach National Flash Fiction Day, THRESHOLDS asked STEVE WASSERMAN to take a close look at Flash. Was he blinded by what he found?

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A Day Out at Bristol Literature Festival

October 28th 2011

I’ve got a confession to make. It’s quite a while since I’ve been a regular attendee of literary festivals.’ PAULINE MASUREL tells us why she stopped going to literary festivals, and how a new festival in Bristol convinced her to go again.

We Recommend — Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr

October 19th 2011

Here’s a caution to all short story writers: if the first story in your collection is too good, if it happens to actually be a masterpiece, watch out.” TANIA HERSHMAN, editor of THE SHORT REVIEW, looks at Anthony Doerr’s second collection of short stories.

The Consequences of National Short Story Week

December 1st 2010

To mark the first annual National Short Story Week, which took place 22–28th November, nine of the UK’s premier short story writers were invited to work together to produce a single short story.

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