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ASF Goes Back to School: Our Second Annual Back Issue Giveaway

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Last year, we shipped over 150 free back issues of American Short Fiction to colleges and universities including Rowan University, the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin, Towson University, Missouri State University, and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. If you’re a creative writing instructor who’s teaching a workshop at a U.S. college or university this fall, we’d be happy to send you a box of back issues to use in your classroom.  […]

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017!

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We’re so pleased to announce that Manuel Muñoz’s story, “The Reason Is Because,” from ASF Issue #61, has been selected for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 by Laura Furman and this year’s jury panel of Elizabeth McCracken, David Bradley, and Brad Watson. The anthology will be out in September. Congratulations to all the winners!

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Winner!

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Hooray for Bret Anthony Johnson, whose beautiful elegiac story “Half of What Atlee Rouse Knows About Horses,” published in ASF’s 25th anniversary issue, was announced as the winner of the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award on April 27th in London. The prize is the richest for a story in the English language. Congrats, Bret!

Announcing our American Short(er) Fiction Contest Winners!

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We are delighted to announce that Justin Torres has chosen the winners of our 2017 American Short(er) Fiction Contest. The first-place prize goes to Claire Robbins, for her story “Arms Out.” The second-place prize goes to Blair Donahue, for her story “Filament.” More details about our winners after the jump! […]

Best American Short Stories 2017!

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We are thrilled to announce that two ASF stories will be anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2017, edited by Meg Wolitzer. Congratulations to Danielle Evans, author of “Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain” from Issue 63, and Kyle McCarthy, author of “Ancient Rome” from Issue 62 for the honor!

Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017!

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Three cheers for Smith Henderson, whose ASF story “Trouble” from Issue 62 will be anthologized in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017, edited by Sarah Vowell. “Trouble” was also a semifinalist for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, and we’re thrilled his terrific story has received such distinguished recognition. Congrats, Smith!

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