The Lit List / Stories

Thursday March 02nd 2006, 4:02 pm

The Lit List / Stories

The Lit List is a site where readers can submit links to online fiction—including short stories, eBooks and podcasts—from around the web and vote for their favorites. The most popular stories are automatically “published” to the front page. It’s like a real-time literary journal edited by readers.

Subjects: short stories, free

Codifying the short story

Friday February 03rd 2006, 4:23 pm

reprint of william boyd’s “brief encounters’’ article | Donavan’s News |

Consequently, I decided it might be worth trying to categorise the short story in a bit more detail, to try to classify its multifarious forms. Looking at collections by other writers, I gradually came to the conclusion that there are seven types of short […]

The Ledge

Saturday January 28th 2006, 5:17 pm

Just read the most remarkable short story, The Ledge by Austin Bunn.
Here’s an excerpt:

And then a cry came from the rigging. Diego, swung up in the web of mainsail rope, yelled a shapeless sound and pointed frantically off the side of the ship. At port, two iridescent coils the height of three men, arched across […]

Hospital Girl by Kate Hall

Friday January 20th 2006, 9:26 pm

In the interest of tracking down good short fiction on the Internet, I’ve been tracking down good short fiction on the Internet.
Hospital Girl by Kate Hall

The girl in the next room is sleeping. I make sure no one sees me come in. It looks just like my room, only she hasn’t been throwing up […]

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