Synopses & Reviews
"The one anthology that deliberately and exclusively sets out to find the best unpublished stories by 'emerging' writers."Tobias Wolff, previous judge
"Truly, a breath of fresh air for us all, writers and readers alike."Raymond Carver, previous judge
"A must-read collection for all short-fiction enthusiasts."Booklist
This is the eleventh volume in the prestigious series that has discovered, through an annual national competition, David Guterson, Antonya Nelson, Ursula Hegi, A. Manette Ansay, and current finalist judge Clint McCown. You'll meet many writers for the first time that you'll be hearing from again, and often.
American Fiction, Volume 11 is a various assortment of short stories from writers across the country.
About the Author
Kristen J. Tsetsi is a former Austin Peay State University English professor, a former reporter, former cab driver, and the author of the critically-acclaimed novel Homefront
. Her short fiction appears in both print and online journals ranging from Pindeldyboz
, and her essays and articles can be found in Womens eNews
, the Journal Inquirer
, and the Boston Globe
. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of the Storyglossia Fiction Prize and the Robert L. Carothers Distinguished Writers Award. She currently lives with her husband and a few cats near Nashville, TN and is at work on her second novel. Her website is found at www.kristentsetsi.com.
Bayard Godsave received his MFA in Creative Writing in 2001 from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, where he worked as an editor on Red Weather, and his PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was a Fiction Co-Editor for the Cream City Review. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Cameron University.
Bruce Pratt was nominated in 2008 for a Pushcart Award in fiction, and his poetry collection Boreal is available from Antrim House Books (www.antrimhousebooks.com). His fiction, poetry, essays, and plays have appeared in more than forty literary magazines and journals in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and Wales, and have won several awards. In addition to working with American Fiction, Pratt serves on the editorial board of Hawk and Handsaw. He also coaches the Outdoor Track and Field Team at John Bapst Memorial High School, a small private, non-sectarian college preparatory day school in Bangor Maine where his Girls team has won seven of the last eight state championships. A graduate of the Stonecoast MFA at The University of Southern Maine, where he teaches undergraduate creative writing, Pratt lives with his wife, Janet, in Eddington Maine.