I just found a great site called Five Star Literary Stories, run by three-time Pushcart nominee T.J. Forrester. I don’t suppose it’s shocking, with a name like that and an editor with those credentials, that it focuses on literary fiction (as opposed to science fiction, thrillers, etc.).
It might be especially beneficial if you don’t always like literary fiction, or if you’re not sure what people see in some of those fancy-schmancy stories. The reviews I’ve seen so far have been intelligent without being pretentious, so you’ll read a very short story plus a good review — and nothing, in my experience, enriches a reading experience more than seeing what other intelligent readers see in a given story.
Naturally, when I saw what TJ was doing, I wanted to be a part of it, so I spoke to TJ and I’ll be nominating Stefanie Freele’s “James Brown is Alive and Doing Laundry in South Lake Tahoe“.
I’ll be adding this to my links page, too.