New Short Story Magic Tricks Monthly Newsletter


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.

‘Moonlit Landscape With Bridge’ by Zadie Smith


Moonlit Landscape With Bridge by Zadie Smith, 2014 Read the rest of this entry »

‘Meet The President!’ by Zadie Smith

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Meet The President! by Zadie Smith, 2013 Read the rest of this entry »

‘Two Men Arrive In A Village’ by Zadie Smith

Two Men Arrive In A Village by Zadie Smith, 2016 Read the rest of this entry »

‘Escape From New York’ by Zadie Smith

Escape From New York by Zadie Smith, 2015 Read the rest of this entry »

‘Permission To Enter’ by Zadie Smith


Permission To Enter by Zadie Smith, 2012 Read the rest of this entry »

‘The Peasant Marey’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor 1876a

The Peasant Marey by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1876 Read the rest of this entry »

‘The Crocodile’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor 1865

The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1865 Read the rest of this entry »