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Want to be nominated for next year’s issue of The Best American Short Stories? Submit to Arts & Letters. We nominate!

The Best American Short Stories has been an institution since 1915 (98 years!). It has helped usher in the establishment of the short story as a “particularly American genre.”

Edward J. O’Brien, at the ripe age of 23, began the anthology, publishing the likes of Willa Cather, William Faulkner, Dorothy Parker, Erskine Caldwell, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, William Saroyan, John Steinbeck, and Richard Wright.

Think of the successful American short story writers, and you’ll be sure to find them all in The Best American Short Stories.

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