I have added the following to the Cool Sites for Writers and Readers page:
The Mookse and the Gripes – by Trevor Berrett. Reviews of books and some short stories, with forums for The New Yorker fiction and major fiction awards. Recent books reviewed include The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht, Madeleine is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, My New American Life by Francine Prose. There’s an active community commenting on posts.
Ann Graham: Short Stories All the Time – Bookmarks, blogs, labels, posts, news feed, and bookshelf all about short stories.
Kul: That Sounds Cool – by Aaron Riccio. NY Theatre and book reviews with some short stories. A strong NYC point of view. I’ve enjoyed his comments on recent The New Yorker fiction very much.
The Gender Guesser– another goofy Parlor Game. Enter a block of text (over 500 words recommended) and the Guesser will tell you if the author is male or female. Pure silliness, but fun. Zin entered some work and was pronounced male half the time, and female half the time, which amuses us both. (This used to be Gender Genie, which is now gone; I’m not sure if the same people have upgraded, or if it’s a whole new crew, but it’s a revamped version)
That’s it for May. It’s getting crowded on that page – I may have to find a way to categorize them and split them up so they’re easier to find. But we’ll see how many more sites I run across in upcoming months.