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Apparently, May is Short Story Month—perhaps you would like some related content?

Emily Temple

May 1, 2019, 2:44pm

May is Short Story Month. It is also, according to Wikipedia, Celiac Awareness Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month, National Pet Month (UK), National Smile Month (UK), South Asian Heritage Month, Bicycle Month, National Burger Month, National Gold Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Haitian Heritage Month, National Moving Month, Older Americans Month, National Water Safety Month and many, many other things.

Here at Literary Hub, we love short stories, and so we plan to we read them, think about them, write them, and write about them all month—and every month! Our undying devotion to the form not withstanding, to kick off this very special time, here are some short story-related pieces you may enjoy:

A Close Reading of the Best Short Story Ever Written

11 Very Short Stories You Must Read Immediately

The Most Anthologized Short Stories of All Time

5 Essential Linked Story Collections That Are Better Than Novels

In Praise of the Unlinked Story Collection

On the Art and Influence of Hemingway’s Short Stories

31 Movies Based on Short Stories

The Best Short Stories from the Heart of the Country

Read 20 Famous Authors’ Very First Published Short Stories

Why Short Stories?

20 Great Writers on Their Favorite Story Collections

The Avid Reader: Helen Simpson on Anton Chekhov’s ‘Oysters’

On the Destabilizing Brilliance of Robert Coover’s ‘The Babysitter’

25 Alice Munro Stories You Can Read Online Right Now

Or you can always read some actual short stories—I promise that they are very good!

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