Over on the Fantasy Faction forums, where I hang out, they run a monthly short story contest, for which I am currently working on an entry for.
For those interested, check it out on their forums.
After a bit of a hiatus, I’m getting back to the blog – I had been trying to square things away in time for the start of NaNoWriMo so I didn’t have an unfinished project getting in the way. It is touch and go to see if that happens or not.
This isn’t the only blog I keep either – my far older one is over and Mist and Shadows – while it is mostly about writing as well, other subjects do crop up from time to time, and unlike this one it isn’t exclusively about short stories and novellas.
As I slowly get this blog set up, and work my way up to actually doing some form of reviewing, I thought I’d start with some short story related links to other sites.
Run by Alain Gomez, a short story aficionado whom I met through kindleboards, Book Brouhaha is a short story review site (including one of my own.) Well worth a visit to find some short stories worth reading.
Short Story Symposium
Also run by Alain Gomez, this site advertises and explores new short stories, novelettes and novellas, but doesn’t review them.
The History of the Short Story
Over on her blog, Karen Lee Field has an article on the history of the short story, as well as a few ideas for working on them.
In Defence of Short Stories.
Over on James Everington’s blog he has a series of guest written articles entitled In Defence of Short Stories, the first of which was written by Alain Gomez. Yes, short stories do need defending…