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Heidi Pitlor
Heidi Pitlor has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. Before that, she was a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin. She is the author of the novel, The Birthdays and her second novel is forthcoming in 2015.

Entries by Heidi Pitlor

When Writers Outnumber Readers

(3) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 9:40 AM

Adapted from the forward by Heidi Pitlor from THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2014. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Sometimes it seems as if the aspiring--and financially well enough endowed-- writer...

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What Makes A Good Short Story

(20) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 4:36 PM

As the series editor of the annually published "The Best American Short Stories," I read a lot of short stories. I'm also reading for a retrospective titled "One Hundred Years of The Best American Short Stories," to be published in 2015. I just finished reading 98 volumes of the book,...

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