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  • Great Short Stories - a collection of great classic shorts stories by famous authors.
  • What is a Short Story? - Alex Keegan explains what a short story is in this insightful article.
  • Great Kids Short Stories - a collection of classic short stories for kids
  • Short Story Ideas - information about how to find short story ideas

  • How Many Words is That? (2018-04-16): Find out word counts for different types of writing from tweets to novels including short stories, fiction, novels and more.

  • Scribner to Release F. Scott Fitzgerald's Unpublished Short Stories (2016-09-09): Scribner will release a short story collection by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The stories were considered too controversial to be published in the 1930s.

  • George Saunders Reads Stephen Colbert a Christmas Bedtime Story (2015-12-11): George Saunders wrote a short story just for Stephen Colbert. He read the Christmas story aloud to Stephen.

  • The Strand Publishes Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story (2015-07-31): Andrew Gulli does it again. The Strand's managing editor found another lost literary treasure: an unpublished short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

  • American Author Yiyun Li Wins World's Richest Short Story Prize (2015-04-27): American author Yiyun Li has won the Sunday Times Short Story Award, which is the richest short story competition in the world with a purse of $45,680.

  • Long Lost Steinbeck Short Story Published in The Strand Magazine (2014-11-07): A lost short story by John Steinbeck was found by the editor of The Strand Magazine. The story about a black WWII pilot was read on the radio by Orson Welles in 1944.

  • Baen Books Launches Baen Fantasy Adventure Award (2014-05-04): Baen Books has launched a short story contest called the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

  • Amazon.com Launches Short Story Imprint Called StoryFront (2013-12-08): Amazon.com launches new short story imprint called StoryFront. It will publish short works and poetry by emerging and established authors.

  • New Irish Postage Stamp Contains Short Story (2013-05-22): A new postage stamp issued by Dublin's General Post Office contains a 224 word short story by Eoin Moore.

  • Eoin Colfer Revealed as First Doctor Who Short Story Author (2013-01-09): Eoin Colfer, the author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series will write the first Doctor Who short story.

  • 11 Children's Authors to Write Short Stories in Honor of Dr. Who's 50th Anniversary (2013-01-06): In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr.

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jennifer Egan Tweeting Short Story (2012-05-25): Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan is tweeting a short story on Twitter.

  • Five Hundred New Fairy Tales Found in Germany (2012-03-07): A huge collection of 500 new fairy tales has been discovered in Germany.

  • R.L. Stine Shares Short Story on Twitter (2012-02-16): Author R.

  • 2011 Story Prize Finalists Announced (2012-01-11): The Story Prize has announced the finalists for the 2011 prize.

  • Stephen King Talks Short Stories (2011-05-13): Stephen King talks about short stories and novellas in this interview for his collection Just After Sunset.

  • Macmillan's Criminal Element Site Seeks Original Crime and Mystery Short Stories (2011-05-06): Macmillan recently launched Criminal Element, a community site featuring daily content for fans of the crime and mystery genres.

  • Orbit Starts Selling Short Stories in Ebook Form (2011-04-19): Orbit, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, has announced its digital short fiction program.

  • Stephen King Made $80,000 From Digital Short Story (2010-11-03): Steven King's "Ur" novella was written exclusively for the Kindle.

  • Steig Larsson Short Stories Discovered (2010-06-12): Stieg Larsson's Millennium series became a huge international bestseller after his death.