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May is Short Story Month – 2016 Edition

"'A short story is a love affair; a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.' --Lorrie Moore"

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May is Short Story Month – 2016 Edition

Join us for our eighth-annual celebration of the Short Story, as we dedicate the month of May to short fiction.

Happy Short Story Month 2016! For the last seven years we’ve celebrated May as Short Story Month, dedicating our content to the short form. As always, we’ve lined up some wonderful features:

  • Interviews with Sean Beaudoin, Dixon Hearne, Chris McCormick, Jodi Paloni, Hasanthika Sirisena, Ira Sukrungruang, Paula Whyman, and others;
  • Reviews of new story collections from Desiree Cooper, Alyson Foster, Jack Pendarvis, and more; and
  • Essays on stories by Z.Z. Packer and Philip Roth, to name a few.

We hope you’ll join us regularly throughout the next few weeks, and that you’ll help us spread the word. In the meantime, here’s a 2011 guest post from Dan Wickett of The Emerging Writers Network and Dzanc Books on the origins of Short Story Month.

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