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We love short shorts. Flash is fantastic. But as the great short story is shrinking to 3000 words or less in many literary journals, we’ve begun to wonder Where have all the long short stories gone? The Long Story, Short Journal is the online home of stories 4000 words or longer. A new story is published every month. Think of us as the literary equivalent of the slow food movement.
The Long Story, Short Journal is based in Ireland, and publishes writers from home and abroad. Recently published are stories by Julia Van Middlesworth, Charles Boyle, Dave Lordan, Naoimh O’Connor, John MacKenna, Aileen Armstrong, Brian Kirk, Valerie Sirr, Danielle McLaughlin, Matthew Sweeney, Madeleine D’Arcy, Jacob Russell and many more.
The Long Story, Short Journal is open for submissions through 30 November 2013, with a new reading period opening in March 2014.