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by Jean Hartig
Online Only, posted 2.29.08
On Wednesday, supporters of the short story gathered in New York City at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium on West Twelfth Street for the fourth annual Story Prize award ceremony. The $20,000 Story Prize is given for a collection of short fiction published in the United States during the previous year. Writers, editors, and industry professionals trickled in from the frigid evening, melding with students and writerly types and filling the space with convivial banter.
A look at Jellyfish, winner of best debut feature at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and written and directed by Etgar Keret, an Israeli fiction writer, whose most recent collection of stories, The Girl on the Fridge, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
by Kevin Larimer
Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features Pindeldyboz, Narrative, and Bellevue Literary Review.
by Alexandra Enders
Why do some writers prefer company and background noise, while others need isolation? Why do some need the magical monotony of sameness, and others the inspiration of variety? What does it mean for a writer to be locked into a place? What does place even mean to a writer?
by Kevin Larimer
Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features New Directions, Milkweed Editions, Pushcart Press, City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, A Midsummer Night’s Press, and Akashic Books.