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May is Short Story Month – 2019 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 – 2019 Edition

Join us for our eleventh-annual celebration of the short story, as we dedicate the month of May to short fiction.

Today we kick off our eleventh-annual celebration of Short Story Month, dedicating our May content exclusively to the short form. As always, we’ve lined up some wonderful features:

  • Interviews with Polly Rosenwaike, Caleb Michael Sarvis, Julie Zuckerman, and others.
  • Reviews of recent story collections by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Lisa Lenzo, Mark Mayer, and more.
  • Essays on ekphrastic Fiction and the work of Gina Berriault.
  • Stories We Love features on the work of such writers as Lucia Berlin, Shirley Jackson, Sam Lipsyte, Bernard Malamud, and others.

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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