So Many Damn Short Stories with Lena Valencia
This Week on the So Many Damn Books Podcast
SMDB celebrates the short story! Because who’s had the attention span, recently, to read anything longer?!
No but seriously, we’ve wanted to do this for a long time, and so Lena Valencia, writer of short stories and managing editor of One Story, joins us to talk about the writing and editing of short fiction—as well as the reading of short fiction with the debut collection by Megan Cummins, If the Body Allows It. It’s a fun one with an old friend, delayed because we were all too busy celebrating this weekend.
What’d you buy?
Drew: “The Basement Food Court of Forking Paths” by Eugene Lim (from Breaking and Entering Literary Magazine) // Projections, edited by Rebecca Romney and produced by Hingston & Olsen
Christopher: White Magic by Elissa Washuta // Personal Pleasures by Rose Macaulay
Lena: The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans // Dinner Bell Literary Magazine Issue 2 (and a Dinner Bell t-shirt!)
This Episode’s Recommendations:
Drew: The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans // That Old Country Music by Kevin Barry
Christopher: Rabbit Hole (a podcast from NYT) // Earn $20K EVERY MONTH by being your own boss
Lena: The Book of Delights by Ross Gay
This week’s themed cocktail:
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