Monday, May 10, 2010

Should There Be A Short Story Month in May?

The Emerging Writers Network will again be celebrating May as Short Story Month. According to this article from Poets & Writers, the idea for a Short Story Month began in 2003, with Larry Dark, director of The Story Prize.

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 Story blog, 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?

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