Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2013 longlist announced

The Edge Hill Short Story Prize longlist for 2013 has been announced, revealing a record entry for the UK's only prize for single-author collections of short stories published in the UK. Now running in its seventh year, the 2013 Edge Hill Short … [Read more...]

All-female shortlist unveiled for 2012 Edge Hill Short Story Prize

The 2012 Edge Hill Short Story Prize shortlist has been announced and there is a distinct air of femininity about it. For the the first time in the Prize's six year history, the shortlist is an all-female affair. Drawn from a record longlist of 31 … [Read more...]

Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2012 longlist

The nominees for this year's Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award have been announced, revealing a record breaking longlist of 77 short story collections from 17 different countries. Despite a €10,000 drop in the overall winner's prize … [Read more...]

Rob Reports: The Story Hour event at West Port Book Festival 2011

Book events with authors normally follow the same old routine - the author's introduced, the author reads, the author answers questions - but at the West Port Book Festival on Sunday and The Short Story Hour, featuring David Gaffney and Hannah … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Cheaper than Chips (with Salt)

Cheaper than Chips (with Salt), originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Now before I begin let me make one thing clear, I have no affiliation with Salt Publishing whatsoever, I just know a good bargain when I see one - especially when it comes … [Read more...]

‘Space Fright’ by Tania Hershman

Title: 'Space Fright' by Tania Hershman Collection/Anthology?: The White Road and Other Stories (Salt Publishing) Date Read: 7th September 2011 Briefly: Bill's space date doesn't get off to a very good start when he fails to engage the gravity … [Read more...]

Afterthoughts: The Birth Machine by Elizabeth Baines

In a Nutshell: A good novel but one, due to the subject matter, that is probably best appreciated by a female audience. Some willpower is needed to stick both with the complexity of an ever increasingly abstract narrative, and a ceaseless bombardment … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: The Birth Machine by Elizabeth Baines

I think is was earlier in the year, or possibly late last year, when Salt Publishing's Chris Hamilton-Emery was showing off his latest handiwork with a new batch of sexy covers coming out of The Cover Factory, for his own publishing house's upcoming … [Read more...]

‘The Hand’ by Tania Hershman

Title: 'The Hand' by Tania Hershman Collection/Anthology?: The White Road and Other Stories (Salt Publishing) Date Read: 13 June 2011 Briefly: An orthodox Jew finds herself moments away from her first sexual encounter. Afterthoughts: This is … [Read more...]

2011 Edge Hill Short Story Prize shortlist unveiled

The shortlist was announced earlier today, for this year's Edge Hill Short Story Prize - the UK's only existing literary award for short story collections published by a single author. The shortlist is as follows (links lead to publisher … [Read more...]