10 Short Stories About Women’s Transformations

The Little Mermaid sacrifices her tail for a human soul. The Navajo Changing Woman grows old and is reborn with the seasons. The nymph Daphne becomes a tree to escape lovesick Apollo. Women transform because we are hungry. We transform because we’re restless, and because we’re dangerous. Women transform seeking liberation from domesticity, obscurity, prescribed […] The post 10 Short Stories About Women’s Transformations appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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Women dominate Commonwealth Short Story Prize regional awards

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize has announced its five regional awards this year have all been won by women. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Women dominate Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist

Female authors dominate this year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize, with 15 women making up the 21-strong line-up and two British authors in the mix.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The 10 Best Interlinked Short Story Collections

Michael Knight, author of the linked story collection 'Eveningland,' picks 10 interlinked story collections, including 'Olive Kitteridge' and 'A Visit from the Goon Squad.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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10 Great Comics Short Story Collections

While many cartoonists can be defined by a singular book or series, collections of their shorter, sometimes lesser-known works can more intimately reflect their artistic sensibilities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Women dominate Sunday Times Short Story Award shortlist

Five women have made the shortlist for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. British newcomer Rebecca F John, whose first book will be published by Parthian this year, has been nominated for her story "The Glove Maker's Numbers", about a woman grieving over her brother, alongside... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Cambridge University and First Story unveiled as BBC short story awards partners

First Story and the University of Cambridge are the new partners of the BBC’s short story awards, replacing BookTrust, in a three-year collaboration starting in 2018. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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10-inch hybrid head-to-head: Asus Transformer T100 vs. Lenovo Miix 10

Tablets are well on their way to outselling notebooks. But while the Windows 8 user interface makes it possible to navigate the operating system with just a fingertip, that doesn’t mean all of your old programs become magically finger-friendly. For some things, you just need a keyboard. A new... Continue reading at PC World

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WATCH: Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Stories of Horror

Welcome to the virtual book launch of Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Tales of Horror, brought to you by The Antibody Reading Series in collaboration with WORD Bookstore (buy from the bookstore here). Tonight’s guests include editors Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nieto, along with contributors Meg... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-29 23:30:17 UTC ]
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Riot Recommendation: What Outstanding Short Stories Have You Read?

Speak to us, oh lovers of short fiction: what are the most outstanding short stories you've read? Continue reading at Book Riot

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17 Excellent Short Stories By Black Authors

These short stories by Black authors include some of the best Black short stories published, for middle graders, YA readers, and adults. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Stanley and Zhang crowned Staunch's short story and flash fiction winners

Laura Stanley, a creative writing graduate and masters student at Nottingham University, has won the Staunch Short Story Prize with her unpublished story "Mrs Hawkins and The Orchard".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sarah Hall wins BBC National Short Story Award for second time

Sarah Hall has become the first author to win the BBC National Short Story Award twice in its 15-year history.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hall gets fourth shortlisting for BBC's £15k short story award

Sarah Hall has been shortlisted for the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award for the fourth time, after winning the prize in 2013.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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43 of the Most Iconic Short Stories in the English Language

Last year, I put together this list of the most iconic poems in the English language; it’s high time to do the same for short stories. But before we go any further, you may be asking: What does “iconic” mean in this context? Can a short story really be iconic in the way of a […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Five Japanese Authors Share Their Favorite Murakami Short Stories

This past weekend in Japan, Haruki Murakami released his new story collection Ichininshō Tansū (The First Person Singular). The collection comprises eight stories, seven of which were first published in the literary magazine Bungakukai between summer 2018 and winter 2020. Many of these... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Niamh Campbell wins £30,000 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Niamh Campbell has been awarded the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award for her "original and touching" piece "Love Many". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kritika Pandey wins 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Indian author Kritika Pandey has been announced as the overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Faber acquires Lanchester's 'unsettling' short story collection

Faber is to publish a collection of short stories by John Lanchester this autumn.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Five Italian Short Story Collections You Should Read

Short stories by contemporary Italian writers are hard to come across and almost none of them make it across the Atlantic. Booksellers and publishers seem to stay away from them because—what’s new?—they sell less, as they apparently lack “the immersive factor.” However, readers in the twentieth... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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