Short Stories Reviewed

I’ve seen plenty of blogs and websites that review longer works and movies, but I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across a website called “The Short Tale Review.”

At first, I thought they were a literary magazine specializing in flash fiction, but I quickly realized they published short reviews of short stories. They featured classics, like Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” as well as brand new works by contemporary authors.

When I saw they were accepting submissions, I emailed them asking for a review of one of my stories, and a few days later, they posted a review of Beach Glass Blues.

Here is a brief excerpt:

“As an ‘adult’ story about the world of mermaids, mermen and merfolk this could be, let’s be quite honest, a bit silly and childish in the wrong hands. Even more so when used as a device to question sexual politics. Thankfully Sara Codair is an adept enough storyteller to navigate us through these potential pitfalls.”

Read the rest here and don’t forget to check out some of their other reviews.

Their sight is a great way to promote and give the often overlooked short story authors a taste of the kind of attention they might get if they were publishing novels.

Published by Sara

Sara Codair lives in a world of words, writing fiction in every free moment, teaching writing at a community college and binge-reading fantasy novels. When not lost in words, Sara can often be found hiking, swimming, or gardening. Their first novel, Power Surge, was published in October 2018. Find Sara's words at and @shatteredsmooth.

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