BTW, do you accept short stories for review?That odd sound you hear when you tilt your head to the left is me gnashing my fangs and rending my garments upon receiving emails like this.
On the surface, it's pretty simple. Yes or no.
And I should know what I want to look at, right?
First, let's all remember that "review" means something very specific in publishing, and it's not what I do with queries. I don't review them because review means "a critical description, evaluation, or analysis of a book, especially one published in a newspaper or magazine."
I don't describe or analyze your query. I don't even describe or analyze your book. I read it.
But what about "evaluation" you ask?
That's probably closest to what I do, but it's still not accurate because what I do isn't a critical evaluation (as in what Michiko Kakutni so deftly does in the NYT.) I'm mostly reading your work to see if I like it. That's so darn subjective that applying the word review would make Michiko clutch her keyboard and critical tears.
Now, I can hear you saying "but you know what I mean."***
But there are some people who do write to me (and their entire mailing list) asking to "review" their books and they DO mean buy a copy and post something laudatory on Amazon.
So (and this is where the savvy writer takes careful notes) if you don't use words precisely, I really do NOT know what you mean.
Thus, it's VERY important that you understand general terms used in publishing and you use them with dexterity. If you use them incorrectly, it should be on purpose.
So, no I don't accept short stories for review.
I don't accept anything for review.
But I do consider books for representation.
And if I were to be very specific, I should say I consider only previously unpublished books for representation, usually in the categories of crime or thriller or historical fiction.
And here's your bonus content of the day: generally you will not query an agent with just one short story. If you write short stories, you'll need to have six-ten in your quiver, and they should already have been published in periodicals before you query.
While that isn't what you asked, I think it's the question you wanted answered.