Volume 11 of American Fiction: The Best Previously Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers is now available for pre-order. I had the great pleasure of being one of the journal’s editors (along with Bruce Pratt and Bayard Godsave), which means I had the even greater pleasure (and privilege) of reading all of the stories in the collection. It’s silly of me to praise the stories here, because I’m hardly impartial, but I’ll say anyway that each of them either punches you or kisses you. Their authors are creative, fearless, and refreshing.
As with every other volume of American Fiction, volume 11’s stories explore a variety of topics, conflicts, and emotions that will resonate with a wide range of readers.
From the product description:
“The one anthology that deliberately and exclusively sets out to find the best unpublished stories by ’emerging’ writers.”—Tobias Wolff, previous judge
“Truly, a breath of fresh air for us all, writers and readers alike.”—Raymond Carver, previous judge
“A must-read collection for all short-fiction enthusiasts.”—Booklist
This is the eleventh volume in the prestigious series that has discovered, through an annual national competition, David Guterson, Antonya Nelson, Ursula Hegi, A. Manette Ansay, and current finalist judge Clint McCown. You’ll meet many writers for the first time that you’ll be hearing from again, and often.
The pre-order price is $11.53, saving you 32% off the list price of $16.95. Trust me – it’s worth it.