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Publisher — Catapult
Date Published — September 04, 2020
ISBN — 9781646220229

Best Debut Short Stories 2020

Evie Wyld

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Publisher — Catapult
Date Published — September 04, 2020
ISBN — 9781646220229

The essential annual guide to the newest voices in short fiction, selected this year by Tracy O’Neill, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Deb Olin Unferth

Who are the most promising short story writers working today? Where do we look to discover the future stars of literary fiction? This book will offer a dozen compelling answers to these questions.

The stories collected here represent the most recent winners of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, which recognizes twelve writers who have made outstanding debuts in literary magazines in the previous year. They are chosen by a panel of distinguished judges, themselves innovators of the short story form: Tracy O’Neill, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Deb Olin Unferth. Each piece comes with an introduction by its original editors, whose commentaries provide valuableinsight into what magazines are looking for in their submissions, and showcase the vital work they do to nurture literature’s newest voices.