I have always been a fan of short stories. I know a few Chicago area authors — Patricia Ann McNair and Dan Burns come to mind — who have recently published collections. And I used to buy scifi collections as soon as they came out.
I love getting “the whole story” in a small package. I love the challenge of picking the right few words to convey meaning, emotion, character.
It’s nice to see Annie R. Allen thinks the time for short stories has returned. Here are her reasons, several of which are their potential advantages to authors.
One reason: May, she says, is Short Story Writing Month. Give it a try.
The New Golden Age of Short Fiction: 12 Reasons to Write a Short Story This Month