Short Fiction in Theory and Practice 6.1 is a special issue on Caribbean Women’s Short Fiction, guest-edited by Suzanne Scafe and Aisha Spencer, including new fiction, interviews, reviews and articles from international writers and scholars.
Congratulations to Jessie Greengrass, winner of the 10th anniversary Edge Hill Prize for her collection, An Account of The Decline of the Great Auk According to One Who Saw It. She will be reading alongside Kirsty Gunn and Kevin Barry at the launch of the Edge Hill Prize anthology, Head Land edited by Rodge Glass at the Edinburgh Book Festival on August 27th.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Michelle Ryan-Sautour and Gérald Préher
PART ONE: TRACES OF ORAL TRADITION: VOICES, DIALOGUES AND CONVERSATIONS
Skipping and Gasping, Sighing and Hoping in Colum McCann’s “Aisling”: The Making of a Poet
Narration as Conversation: Patterns of Community-making in Colm Tóibín’s The Empty Family
“Elemental and Plain”: Story-Telling in Claire Keegan’s Walk the Blue Fields
Indo-British Anthology of New Fiction: Call for Submissions
Radical fiction or ‘New Fiction’ (NF) is a challenger that is here to break tradition. The passé is no longer acceptable in the Anthology, a book of new writing in English that aims to promote new modes of thinking, seeing and expression.
NF is all about innovation in writing, fiction written in a new way, challenging our preconceptions. It is ‘dangerous’ stuff composed by mobile, imaginative minds across a fast-shrinking globe. We are looking for short stories in all their manifestations, preferably composed in English, from Indian or British writers.
The editors want bold, angry pieces of writing that are unhappy with the deterministic, narrow story-telling framework of previous generations of writers, literary editors and academics, and which are cerebral and innovative. The ideal New Writer (NW) for us is ‘impatient’, the way Derrida was with the Western logos and everything foundational, metaphysical and fixed, and tells us about current problems facing their respective nations, showing us the real UK and India.
The Indo-British Anthology of New Fiction will be edited by Dr. Nick Turner (Edge Hill University, UK) and Dr. Sunil Sharma, principal, Bharat College (affiliated to University of Mumbai), Badlapur, Mumbai, India, and published by the leading publisher Authors Press India. http://www.authorspressbooks.com/index.php. The model will be similar to Dr Sharma’s earlier publication:
Each selected/invited contributor will receive a free copy, and the rest at discounted rates.
Deadline: September 30, 2014.
Each writer is requested to submit one or two short stories of maximum 5,000 words each, along with a brief bio and contact details. The stories must be previously unpublished.
Please contact Sunil Sharma firstname.lastname@example.org for Indian writings, and Nick Turner for British ones at email@example.com.
The latest volume of the peer-reviewed journal includes a selection of articles on narration in the short story from the conference ‘The Singer, Not the Song’ , including articles on Annie Proulx, Primo Levi, Can Xue and Scottish crime writers, plus more on Janette Turner Hospital and a practice-based essay by Graham Mort. More on http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals../view-issue,id=2544/
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Linda Collinge-Germain: Foreword
Virginia Ricard: Introduction
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The issue can be ordered by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org at the Presses Universitaires d’Angers. It will be online on revues.org in June 2014.
Following the conference co-organized between the University of Angers and Edge Hill University on The Figure of the Author in the Short Story in English April 2011, a special double issue of Short Fiction in Theory and Practice (co-edited with the Journal of the Short Story in English) is out now.