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Micro Fiction: An Anthology of Really Short Stories

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Ten years ago, Jerome Stern, director of the writing program at Florida State, initiated the World's Best Short Short Story Contest. Stories were to be about 250 words long; first prize was a check and a crate of oranges.

Two to three thousand stories began to show up annually in Tallahassee, and National Public Radio regularly broadcast the winner. But, more important, the Micro form turned out to be contagious; stories of this "lack of length" now dot the literary magazines. The time seemed right, then, for this anthology, presenting a decade of contest winners and selected finalists. In addition, Stern commissioned Micros, persuading a roster of writers to accept the challenge of completing a story in one page.

Jesse Lee Kercheval has a new spin on the sinking of the Titanic; Virgil Suarez sets his sights on the notorious Singapore caning; George Garrett conjures up a wondrous screen treatment pitch; and Antonya Nelson invites us into an eerie landscape. Verve and nerve and astonishing variety are here, with some wild denouements.

How short can a Micro be, you wonder. Look up Amy Hempel's contribution, and you'll see.

Synopsis:

The World's Best Short-Short Fictions in a Big, Little Book that you could probably carry in your Pocket.

About the Author

Jerome Stern, a professor of English and popular culture, is the author of an acclaimed book on writing, Making Shapely Fiction. His incisive monologues are regularly heard on National Public Radio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393314328
Author:
Stern, Jerome
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Collections and anthologies
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
6.29x4.56x.43 in. .27 lbs.

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