In 2007, Dan Wickett of the Emerging Writers Network and executive director and publisher of Dzanc Books, declared May to be “Short Story Month” and began online activities to promote the event.
According to the Reading the Short Storyblog, this year, Wickett is enlisting the help of a number of short-story bloggers, reviewers, writers, editors, and publishers to participate in a joint discussion of stories from two new collections: Alyson Hagy’s Ghosts of Wyoming (Graywolf Press, Feb. 2010) and Pinckney Benedict’s Miracle Boy and Other Stories (Press 53, May 2010).
What do you think about a National Short Story Month? Do you support it? Would you participate in any of the events?