I have been a bit lazy this week, or too busy, and have not read any short story, so I can’t offer you a review.  However, I have three links related to the short story to share with you.

The first is to the Library of America (you might already be aware of this, but I wasn’t) and every week they offer a new short story online: Story of the Week.

The second is to a blog that documents the future publications of The Best British Short Stories.  The Best British Short Stories will be published annually by Salt Publishing (who, by the way, need your support) and the first volume, which should be out in April 2011, is edited by Nicholas Royle who runs Nightjar Press, a small press dedicated to short story chapbooks.  I think this is an exciting news!

The last link is to a new journal on the short story: Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, which is edited by Ailsa Cox of Edge Hill University in Liverpool.  The first call for papers is out at the moment and they are not looking exclusively for academic papers.