New Short Story Magic Tricks Monthly Newsletter

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We’re excited to announce the launch of the new Short Story Magic Tricks Monthly Newsletter. Subscribe today with your favorite email address and you’ll get a world of short story news, contests, best-of lists, polls, and magic tricks in your inbox at the start of every month.

The idea is this: the internet is full of information about writers and fiction and novels and poetry. And that’s great. But what if you’re like me and only care about short stories? It’s not so easy then.

So we’re reinventing Short Story Magic Tricks as a catch-all for the short story lover. The Newsletter will be kind of the monthly Greatest Hits of that reinvention.

So, again, please subscribe today! Much, much appreciated. And keep an eye on the website over the coming weeks. There will still be 3-5 short stories a week with their accompanying magic tricks. That remains the essence of the site. But there will be news and contest deadlines and other goodies thrown in the mix as well.

Comment as always. Follow our increasingly active Twitter feed @ShortStoryMT. And in the words of Spinal Tap, I hope you enjoy our new direction.


‘The Aleph’ by Jorge Luis Borges

Borges, Jorge Luis 1945

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‘Good People’ by David Foster Wallace

Wallace, David Foster 2007

Good People by David Foster Wallace, 2007 Read the rest of this entry »


‘Action Will Be Taken’ by Heinrich Boll

Boll, Heinrich 1954

Action Will Be Taken by Heinrich Boll, 1954 Read the rest of this entry »


‘How To Tell Stories To Children’ by Miranda July

July, Miranda 2007a

How To Tell Stories To Children by Miranda July, 2007 Read the rest of this entry »


‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ by Neil Gaiman

Gaiman, Neil 2006a

How To Talk To Girls At Parties by Neil Gaiman, 2006 Read the rest of this entry »


‘Revenge Of The Lawn’ by Richard Brautigan

Brautigan, Richard 1971

Revenge Of The Lawn by Richard Brautigan, 1971 Read the rest of this entry »


‘A Subject Of Childhood’ by Grace Paley

Paley, Grace 1959a

A Subject Of Childhood by Grace Paley, 1959 Read the rest of this entry »