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Larry Dark
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Join Us at The Story Prize Event on March 8
The Story Prize event is only a few weeks away, on March 8, at The New School's auditorium at 66 W. 12 St., home of our co-sponsor, The New School Creative Writing Program. That night, finalists Rick Bass, Anna Noyes, and Helen Maryles Shankman will read fr...

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The Story Prize Long List for Collections Published in 2016
In 2016, The Story Prize received as entries 106 books published by 72 publishers or imprints. We aim for a broad definition of what a "short story collection" is. Some books labeled as novels, for instance, sometimes also work as story collections, particu...

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An Index of Guest Posts from Authors of 2016 Short Story Collections
Hit parade leaders: Hale (left), Perabo (top right), and Chase (bottom right) In 2016, for the fifth straight year, we invited each author of a collection we received as an entry for The Story Prize to contribute a guest post to this blog. Out of 106 author...

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Him, Me, Muhammad Ali by Randa Jarrar—This Year's Winner of The Story Prize Spotlight Award
In addition to naming three finalists each January, we also award The Story Prize Spotlight Award to a short story collection of exceptional merit. Winners of The Story Prize Spotlight Award can be promising works by first-time authors, collections in alter...

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The Story Prize Finalists: Rick Bass, Anna Noyes, and Helen Maryles Shankman
We're pleased to honor as finalists for The Story Prize three outstanding books published in 2016, chosen from 106 entries representing 72 different publishers or imprints. The finalists are: For a Little While   by Rick Bass (Little, Brown) Goodnight, Beau...

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Patrick Ryan on How to Begin
In the 67th in a series of posts on 2016 books entered for The Story Prize, Patrick Ryan, author of  The Dream Life of Astronauts   (Dial Press),  discusses his approach to writing the opening of a story. How I wish I’d written “Chef’s House” by Raymond Car...

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Matt Bell's Aimee Bender Fan Fiction
In the 66th in a series of posts on 2016 books entered for The Story Prize, Matt Bell, author of  A Tree or a Person or a Wall   (Soho Press),  explains why he left a story out of his collection. There are thirteen stories in How They Were Found , my first ...

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Tobias Carroll on Broken Structures and Unfinished Stories
In the 65th in a series of posts on 2016 books entered for The Story Prize, Tobias Carroll, author of  Transitory   (Civil Coping Mechanisms),  talks about trying to make use of an admired and complex story structure. When I was young, I subscribed to OMNI ...

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Theodore Wheeler on Writing Stories from Inside Trump's America (Before It Was)
In the 64th in a series of posts on 2016 books entered for The Story Prize, Theodore Wheeler, author of  Bad Faith   (Queen's Ferry Press),  reexamines his story collection in light of recent events. As part of my literary citizenship here in Omaha, I co-ho...

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Benjamin Hale's Four Essential Fiction Writing Rules
In the 63rd in a series of posts on 2016 books entered for The Story Prize, Benjamin Hale, author of  The Fat Artist   (Simon & Schuster),  focuses on some basic approaches to making stories. I set out to write a ten-rules-of-writing-fiction essay á la Elmo...
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