Literary reviews by Tim Love.
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

"The Stinging Fly (issue 34/volume 2)"

In September 2016 they tweeted that for their next issue they'd received over 800 submissions including more than 500 short stories. This issue has about 130 pages - roughly 75 of stories, 26 of poems, 12 of interviews/articles and 11 of reviews. They say that they have a particular interest in "promoting the short story form". I liked Nicole Flattery's story the most, and of the poems, Stav Poleg's "Cartwheels". Liz Gallagher's story was too advanced for me. Marcus Mac Conghail's poem (translated from the Irish) was too plain - starlings and lava lamps again.

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