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Short Fiction

Read 12 Amazing Works Of Fiction In Less Than 30 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.16.2015 | Books

Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter and a handful of other recently buzzed-about novelists got their literary starts in shorter-form writing. No, not poetry -...

How to Publish Short Fiction

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

So you want to publish a short story? You want to read the journals and magazines that publish short fiction to see where your work would fit. You want to find people that like writing like yours.

Maddie Crum

Read 15 Amazing Works Of Fiction In Less Than 30 Minutes | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books

Twitter fiction and six-word stories have permeated the literary world, but the concept of telling very short tales isn't exactly new. H.P. Lovecraft ...

The Resurgence of the Short Story: The Smallest of Entryways and Cristen Hemingway Jaynes

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 06.17.2013 | Books
K.J. Wetherholt

With the recent prevalence of Kindle, Nook, and other digital reading devices, short fiction has started to return as an acceptable, and salable form, in fact bringing back the form with a power and a popular respectability it has not had for some time.

Calling All Post50 Fiction Writers

Rita Wilson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty

Calling all fiction writers 50 and older! Huff/Post50 is seeking short-story submissions from our readers. We believe storytelling is a powerful art form and tool for self-expression, and we have a feeling there’s a lot of hidden writing talent among our audience just waiting to be discovered.

'A Walmart Love Story'

| hannahjoy | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original fiction by and for high school students, provided by, an online community writing site for you...

The Story vs. The Novel: What Makes The Short Story Distinctive?

Anis Shivani | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

This is the latest in our series on the short story--its unique aesthetic, how it's different from the writing of a novel, who are some of the form's major practitioners, and what it takes to craft a successful short story.

'For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn'

NPR | JJ Sutherland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"When they opened the cadaver, they found a house. A couple argued inside. There was a rhythm to their words, like the beating of a heart."...

Novels In Three Lines

Joanna Neborsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joanna Neborsky

As a rule I am unable to resist things that are pessimistic and French. The result, three years later, is Illustrated Three-Line Novels.

Tom Grimes's "The Leash": Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Narrative Magazine: Tom Grimes, author of the newly released Mentor: A Memoir which traces his long friendship with legendary Iowa Writers' Workshop d...

Short Story Month: The White Road and Other Stories

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Concluding a series of posts for Short Story Month, a review of The White Road and Other Stories by Tania Hershman. Beginning with a café in Antar...

Ian McEwan's New Fiction: The Use of Poetry

The New Yorker | Ian McEwan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It surprised no one to learn that Michael Beard had been an only child, and he would have been the first to concede that he'd never quite got the hang...

Twitterfiction On The Rise: Neil Gaiman Tweets Short Stories

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For Neil Gaiman, it began with a disconcerting image of a girl spoken to by her reflection in a mirror. For Melvin Burgess, it was a mother told by a ...

David Foster Wallace Excerpt From Unfinished Novel

The New Yorker | David Foster Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Once when I was a little boy I received as a gift a toy cement mixer. It was made of wood except for its wheels--axles--which, as I remember, were thi...

I See Dead People Joe Klein

Sean Carman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean Carman

"Aren't you the journalist who tirelessly promoted the Iraq War? And defended the Bush Administration's illegal wiretap and detention programs while admitting you knew nothing about them?"