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Short Story Collections as Portals to Literary Magazines and other Writings

Here’s how to use short story collections like The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie Liu to discover new authors and literary magazines you’re sure to love!

My Dream Queer Short Story Anthology

Find some great short stories, like “In Kind” from A Natural History of Transition by Callum Angus, curated by one reader imagining a perfect queer anthology.

Once Upon A Fracture: A Helen Oyeyemi Reading Pathway

Are you new to Helen Oyeyemi? Follow this reading pathway into the strange, uncanny, and surreal world of Oyeyemi's fiction.

5 Authors Like Carmen María Machado

Here is a list of 5 authors like Carmen María Machado that have unconventional stories similar to the author of Her Body and Other Parties.

9 Horror Short Story Collections to Keep You Up at Night

We have a list of the best horror short story collections to give you a scare, including Taiping Tales of Terror by Julya Oui.

13 Great 2021 Short Story Collections by Asian Authors

Here are 13 excellent new and upcoming 2021 short story collections by Asian authors that this reader is excited about, including Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap.

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.

25 Must-Read Dystopian Short Stories

Sure, we're living in a dystopia right now, but these 25 must-read dystopian short stories should inspire anyone to rebellion. And many of them are free.

10 Free Holiday Romance Short Stories You Can Read Online

These free holiday romance short stories are ready for you! Choose the magic of kisses under the mistletoe and read them right away.

7 Engaging Short Story Collections by Indian Writers

Find engaging, bite-sized stories about Indians in India and abroad in these short story collections by Indian writers, including If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi by Neel Patel.