F245A. CANCELLED: Deep in the Heart: Celebrating Three Decades of American Short Fiction

Status: Not Accepted

Room 304, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


When your journal's name is American Short Fiction, you have an obligation to publish a wide variety of stories, representing a multitude of experiences in a range of styles, that hit the reader right where it counts. Celebrating this mission, an esteemed group of ASF authors will read their work and discuss what makes a story powerful, innovative, and incisive. For 29 years, ASF has published nationally cherished fiction in a beautiful magazine from right up the road in Austin. Welcome, y'all.



Rebecca Markovits has been the coeditor of American Short Fiction since 2012. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Austin-American Statesman, Texas Monthly, and elsewhere. A book about public spaces, American Urban, is forthcoming. She has an MPhil from Oxford and MFA from Goucher College.

Danielle Evans is the author of the short-story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, winner of the PEN Bingham Award, the Hurston Wright Award, and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Selection. She teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Don Lee is the author of the novels Lonesome Lies Before Us, The Collective, Wrack and Ruin, and Country of Origin, and the story collection Yellow. He teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Temple University.

Susan Steinberg is the author of the novel Machine and the story collections Spectacle, Hydroplane and The End of Free Love. She teaches at the University of San Francisco.

Manuel Gonzales is the author of the collection The Miniature Wife and Other Stories and the novel The Regional Office is Under Attack! He teaches literature at Bennington College and is a full-time faculty member at the Bennington Writing Seminars.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center