Short Story Anthology
Editor: Bruce Pratt
Finalist Judge: Steve Almond
Twenty-one new and emerging authors weave in their stories the harsh, yet wonderful, realities of daily life. The diverse American characters and writers within these pages explore the lives of a young girl hoping to cure her father’s cancer, a garbage man discovering a horrible secret on his route, and a young bicycling fanatic’s friend going missing, among others.
“The tender and ruthless language . . . consistently surprised me, and forced me to see the world in new and more vivid ways.”
–Steve Almond, Finalist Judge.