Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday to The Short Review!

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Happy birthday! This month The Short Review, the journal I founded and edit, turns four years old. In that time, 439 story collections and anthologies have been reviewed, by our forty or so reviewers worldwide, and over 250 authors interviewed... We all do what we do for love of the short story and to spread the word about as many short story collections as possible so readers can get hold of them, demand them from their local bookshops or libraries, buy them as presents.


 Four years on, we are so overwhelmed with offers of collections to review that we have had to declare a hiatus in accepting new review copies so that we can catch our breath! A good sign, we think. A very good sign! How could you help us celebrate our birthday? Tell someone about a short story collection you love. Tell ten people. Spread it around! 


This month's issue includes an unprecedented seven reviews of multi-author anthologies, which means that we are bringing you short stories by more authors than ever before! From women aloud to the bride stripped bare, the gold boy and the emerald girl, the best british and european fiction, what doesn't kill you if you're with the bears or on the Paris metro in nineteen seventysomething... and... ... 


Giveaways - In honour of our birthday - and of the UK's National Short Story Week - we are giving away NINE books: 4 of the books we are reviewing this month - and an extra 5 short story collections! You could win Best British Short Stories 2011, Best European Fiction 2012, the National Short Story Week charity audiobook anthology Women Aloud - and Affirm Press's Long Story Shorts set of six short story collections, which includes Barry Divola's Nineteen Seventysomething. Visit the Competitions page to find out how to win.

9 comments:

Sue Guiney said...

Happy, happy birthday! What a huge accomplishment.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Happy birthday and congrats! You do stellar work and it is much appreciated. I blogged it :)

Lauri said...

You're doing great work! Congrats!!

Nora said...

Huge congrats, Tania! I met you through the Short Review - and it turned out to be one of the best things that's happened in my writing career. All the best!

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks Sue, Nuala and Lauri - my reviewers do stellar work too!

Nora, how lovely to hear that, that warms my heart!

Rachel Fenton said...

Many congratualtions, Tania - Happy Birthday Short Review - short story writers are lucky to have you rooting for them!

Dorothee Lang said...

Happy birthday! Great idea, the book giveaway. just posted the link. :)

Ethel Rohan said...

Congratulations, Tania, and well done. You and everyone else at The Short Review do tireless, important and meaningful work. Thank you!

Parrish Lantern said...

Wow, and a wonderful birthday to you & all associated with the review.
Congrats.