AN INTERVIEW WITH AMY HEMPEL

August 19, 2010 • 11 Comments

We’re huge Amy Hempel fans at Algonquin, so we’re especially thrilled that she’s the guest editor of this year’s 25th anniversary edition of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH. To celebrate, today we’re giving away a…

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August 18, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITH WELLS TOWER

20 Comments August 18, 2010 • 20 Comments

Today we’ll be giving away a copy of Wells Towers’ Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned along with a copy of New Stories from the South, 2010. To enter, leave a comment here or on our Facebook…

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August 17, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITHKathy Pories, Series Editor

8 Comments August 17, 2010 • 8 Comments

Algonquin Books is proud to celebrate a quarter-century’s worth of stellar short stories with the publication of its annual anthology, NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH.
Over the course of the week, we’ll be featuring spotlight…

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August 16, 2010

New Stories Week New Stories From The South 2010

4 Comments August 16, 2010 • 4 Comments

On August 17, Algonquin will publish its 25th volume of New Stories from the South, guest edited this year by short story master Amy Hempel. Hempel has selected 25 stories by 24 authors (yes, one…

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June 3, 2010

Short Story Pick-Of-The-Month

1 Comment June 3, 2010 • 1 Comment

Contrary to popular belief, not all writers sit in dark corners scribbling their serious, serious story about how gloomy and awful life is. Most writers use laptops now. Others, like George Singleton, forgo the expected,…

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April 2, 2010

Short Story Pick-of-the-Month

2 Comments April 2, 2010 • 2 Comments

I admit it: I love a great villain. A knowledgeable writer goes beyond the sometimes bombastic, destructive wake of a villain, provides opportunities for the character to change – or adamantly refuse to change –…

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February 22, 2010

Big News: The New New Stories From the South

10 Comments February 22, 2010 • 10 Comments

Hey friends, we have good news: On August 17, Algonquin will publish its 25th volume of New Stories from the South! And the guest editor? None other than the amazing Amy Hempel. (Check out an…

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December 7, 2009

Short Story Pick-of-the-Month

3 Comments December 7, 2009 • 3 Comments

Flash fiction is a difficult form to pull off, and many times stories in that form can feel more like scenes rather than turning points or moments of recognition. And speaking of difficult forms, stories…

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October 14, 2009

Short Story Pick-of-the-Month

1 Comment October 14, 2009 • 1 Comment

Today’s post is coming to you courtesy of Kathy Pories, Senior Editor at Algonquin and Senior Editor of our annual New Stories from the South series (now in its 19th year!). She gets to soak…

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