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 Emperor’s New Clothes’ by Hans Christian Andersen

The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen, 1837 Read the rest of this entry »


‘Incarnations Of Burned Children’ by David Foster Wallace

Wallace, David Foster 2004

Incarnations Of Burned Children by David Foster Wallace, 2004 Read the rest of this entry »


‘Stitches’ by Antonya Nelson

Nelson, Antonya 1999

Stitches by Antonya Nelson, 1999 Read the rest of this entry »


‘The Dinner Party’ by Joshua Ferris

Ferris, Joshua 2008

The Dinner Party by Joshua Ferris, 2008 Read the rest of this entry »


‘The Garden Party’ by Katherine Mansfield

Mansfield, Katherine 1921b

The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield, 1921 Read the rest of this entry »


‘The Party’ by Anton Chekhov

Chekhov, Anton 1888a

The Party by Anton Chekhov, 1888 Read the rest of this entry »


‘Disguised’ by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Singer, Isaac Bashevis 1986

Disguised by Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1986 Read the rest of this entry »