Author: Lisa Hislop

Toni Morrison

Happy Birthday Toni Morrison

Humans of the world (and probably some cats) can be divided into two camps: those who think Toni Morrison wrote only one short story during her lifetime and those who think she wrote two.

2024 Short Story Reading Log

I am beginning to come around to the idea that it is impossible to read one short story per day for a whole year, given the evidence from 2022 and 2023.

Your 2023 Short Story Nerd Gift Guide

Here are my top 10 gift ideas for your story loving nerd (yes Ma, this is my Christmas list).

My story doesn’t fit the genre.

I recently submitted a horror story, or at least I thought I did. It was rejected, and the feedback was that my story didn’t quite fit the genre.

Social Media(tion)

If you’re tired of people asking you when you’re going to write a novel, come hang out in our FB group or find me on Threads.

Save-On-Words: Why use eight words when one will do?

If you’re a short fiction writer looking to lighten your word count, welcome to the Save-On-Words series.

REVIEW: Fun & Quirky Classics edited by Carolyn J Wild

Fun & Quirky Classics is an anthology of seventeen short stories, published between 1880 and 1914 . . .

Short Story News Monthly Vol 1 Issue 1

The month of March brought us six calls for submission, interviews with

[REVIEW] The Man Who Screams at Nightfall by Rush Leaming

I am a sucker for a freshly released short story collection from a small publisher.

2023 Short Story Reading Log

I have slipped out from beneath the ashes of last year’s failure and started a new secret commitment

A Short Story (Podcast) for Every Day of the Week

It appears that I have met my Irene Adler.

2023 Short Fiction Collections

2023 is shaping up to be another great year for short story collections and anthologies!

2023 Book Bingo

Book bingo is back! Come take a look at this year’s reading challenge.

Happy Birthday Zora Neale Hurston

In anticipation of Zora Neale Hurston’s birthday today, I fell in love with her short stories.

What is a sentence?

I’m pretty sure I’m overthinking it, but what is a sentence?

My Honest Review

My personal rubric for reviewing short story collections and anthologies.

[Review] Night, Rain, and Neon: All New Cyberpunk Stories

Night, Rain, and Neon: All New Cyberpunk Stories is Michael Cobley’s first work as an editor.

[Review] The Last Five Minutes of a Storm

The reason I think this book is so cohesive is that the editors have treated it as a short story writer treats a short story.

How do I turn an experience into a story?

I have an experience that I want to make into a short story, but I don’t really know how.

How to hate editing less

I realize I may never be able to transform your loathing for self-editing into love, but perhaps I can help you hate it less?