Short Story Month, The Condensed Version

Posted By Steven - 1st June 2012

Every year May sees the small press corner of the internet flooded with short story recommendations and analyses. Writers, blogs, and journals all celebrate literature in its short form by sharing some real gems. No one takes this month by the horns the way Dan Wickett does over at the Emerging Writers Network, of course. But collectively, I think everyone else comes close. At the beginning of every June I find myself wishing Monkeybicycle had done more to participate, since short stories are our wheelhouse. May starts out with such ambition! But a small staff and many day jobs makes it tough to keep up. This year we did a bunch of posts on the last day of the month, which is decent for us, where we flooded Facebook and Twitter with selections all day long. But because social media is so scattered and because Twitter especially can become so flooded that things slip by unnoticed (By the way, if you’re not following us on Twitter, I really hope you will by clicking here), I’m going to list all of our selections in one place below. And then I’ll list a few links to sites that participated as well, so you don’t have to spend so much time searching, and can, instead, spend your time reading, which is what Short Story Month is all about.

Our picks during Short Story Month 2012:

Rabbit Starvation, Emily Anderson
Concern, Elizabeth Ellen
The Genius Meetings, Elizabeth Crane
Stop Thinking You Own the Forest, Matthew Salesses
Souls Belated, Edith Wharton
Superstition, Paula Bomer

Other places participating:

The Emerging Writers Network
Fiction Writers Review
Book Riot
Open Road Media
NPR
Flavorwire
The Picador Book Room