#short fiction

So Happy Together: The Very Particular Pleasure of Linked Stories

These linked short stories are a great way to discover an author's style, and a thrill for folks who love a good Easter egg.

Year-End Short Speculative Fiction Roundup: An Overview of Awards Eligibility Season

In late Fall, writers and literary magazines begin to post work that is eligible for awards. Here's a guide to that tradition.

Very Short Stories to Devour in Record Time

Very short stories–also known as flash fiction, micro fiction, drabbles, and the like–are a delightful form of fiction. Start with these.

10 Speculative Short Story Collections to Enjoy in 2021

Look out for these 2021 speculative short story collections featuring fables from Pakistan, urban legends, gothic horror and more, including Reconstruction: Stories by Alaya Dawn Johnson.

How Do I Incorporate Short Stories Back Into My Reading Life?

A reader who fell out of love with short story collections ponders how best to make reading short stories part of the routine again.

5 Short Story Anthologies for February

It's time to get excited about stories again this year. And what better way to get our reading energy back than with some short story anthologies?

Fierce: The Short Fiction of Octavia Butler

On one reader's Octavia Butler reading experience with synopses of two particularly poignant short stories.

100 Must-Read Short Story Collections

100 excellent collections of short fiction to read.

Reading Pathway: Kelly Link’s Short Stories

No Time for Audiobooks? Try These Audio Short Stories