Sites that promote, review and publish short stories.
Fantastic site celebrating short stories, with comprehensive listings and coverage of magazines, journals, live events and authors.
Annual short story jamboree with readings, interviews, discussions and writers from all over the world.
Fantastic and stimulating blog on reading short stories from Charles May, retired Professor who taught at California State University Professor, Long Beach.
Cork’s annual festival dedicated to the short story- includes the announcement of the prestigious Frank O’Connor Short Story Award.
Wonderfully lively and enthusuastic site dedicated to the short story- lots of extracts and reviews.
Great resource for short story readers and writers with loads of useful features, links and suggestions. Also host regular events bringing readers and writers together.
Really helpful and informative site offering advice, case studies and listing loads of opportunities for writers. Run by writer, Christopher Fielden.
Paul’s site has comprehensive list of short story opportunities and loads of great interviews.
Trail-blazing, not-for-profit publisher celebrating the short story
An independent platform passionate about one thing: short stories. With competitions, reviews, interviews, quotations, articles, archives, and more.
Very innovative and groundbreaking publisher of short fiction.
Genre-defying publisher of short, flash and micro-fiction.
Publisher with a huge commitment to the short story.
Booktrust’s site solely focusing on all areas of the short story- news, reviews, features and awards.
Madras Press publishes individually bound short stories and novella-length booklets and distributes the proceeds to a growing list of charitable organizations chosen by their authors.
Committed publisher of two short fiction anthologies a year.
Dedicated publisher of short fiction, micro-fiction and poetry by new and established authors all selected via competition entries submitted anonymously.
Feast of an annual anthology published by Mews Press at Sheffield Hallam University. Features the best new writing by past and present students of the university’s respected MA Writing programme alongside work by established guest writers.
Bi-annual anthology of new short fiction by both established and emerging writers.
Online home for flash and micro stories of less than 500 words. Comments and discussion very much encouraged.
Bi-annual short story prize for unpublished women writers. Publishes anthology that includes stories by established writers.
Brighton’s cabaret style event devoted to the short story. See, also, Short Fuse in Leicester.
Regular flash fiction night in Brighton. Authors read their work in front of projected photo backdrop.
Ace bookshop and big champions of the short story
Week of events celebrating stories and storytelling, held during National Storytelling Week. Includes local legends, folk tales, tall stories, historical anecdotes, ghostly rumours and enchanting yarns.
Site that offers audio readings of a broad range of short stories from well-known writers and emerging talents.
Great group blog dedicated to exploring the short story form. Brainchild of Canadian short story writer Kate Sutherland.
Wonderful site celebrating new and classic short stories- online readings, interviews with new and emerging authors and springboard for live short story events.
Live showcase for London writers to present work, share experiences and meet other writers. Virtual slams and live events.
Innovative website publishing a short story every week in five daily instalments.
Very innovative, twice-yearly vinyl LP featuring two short story writers brought out in May and November. Founded by writer Nathan Dunne and published by the Patrick White Memorial Fund.
Short story consultancy run by acclaimed short story writer Nik Perring. He will critique and provide editorial comments on any short story, regardless of length, for £40, within 7 days of receiving the story and payment.
Lindsay Tigue’s blog focussing on and championing short story collections.
Exciting forthcoming journal that promises “an international forum for all those writing, reading, translating or publishing the short story, in all its diversity … we are concerned with the ongoing process and philosophy of composition rather than the ‘post-event’ dissection of literary texts.”
Hugely original collection of 12 illustrated short stories written by Jemma Foster, made from recycled cardboard and hand painted in Argentina.
Annual U.S. book award honouring the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction with a $20,000 cash award.
Digital-only publisher specialising in short stories from emerging and established writers. Aspires to be “a creative and vibrant place for readers to find great writers”. Brainchild of editor Clare Hey.