Short Story Anthology
Editor: Bruce Pratt
Judge: Ann Hood
Twenty new and emerging authors capture the essence of the quiet joys and struggles of living and being human. The diverse American characters and writers within these pages explore the lives of an US baseball player participating in the Japanese league, a young Texan begrudgingly transplanted to Minnesota, and a Jewish girl fascinated with both Jesus and John Stamos, among others.
“[T]he stories in this volume spring from richly imagined and skillfully drawn characters, whose authors avoided cliches and tired tropes. I was impressed by their originality. They gained traction quickly and kept the reader engaged throughout; in each one, what is at stake is clear, compelling, and believable.”
—Bruce Pratt, in his Editor’s Note.
Featuring works by: Tamar Schreibman, Eric Vrooman, Steve Trumpeter, William E. Burleson, Josephine Cariño, Robert Johnson, Corey Mertes, Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki, Mike Goodwin, Mark Williams, Elizabeth England, Yen Ha, Deena Linett, Kenneth John Holt, Joe Dornich, Julia Lichtblau, Elisabeth Doyle, E. Farrell, Edward Hamlin, Victor Barall.