Coming Up Short

This is a publication designed for lovers of the short story form.

Each edition will include an essay on one aspect of the world of short fiction.

I’ll also include tons of recommendations for wonderful short fiction to read / listen to.

As a short-fiction writer myself, I’ll occasionally offer exclusive stories to subscribers.


This publication will always remain free, with the option to donate if you enjoy reading. To find out more about my writing, visit my author website or follow me on Mastodon.

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Short-story analysis and recommendations


Philip Charter

Philip Charter is an English writing coach who works with non-native speakers. He is the author of two short fiction collections and a novella-in-flash.