S283A. Small is the New Big: Publishing Story Collections with Independent Presses

Room 301, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3
Saturday, March 1, 2014
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Despite the rumors, story collections do sell. The contemporary publishing world is a rich marketplace for fiction writers, with independent presses taking up where the New York houses have left off. This panel explores the benefits of publishing story collections with small presses, the various paths to doing so, the process throughout, and the many opportunities offered for where to go next. Writers publishing with Bellevue, Dzanc, Five Chapters, Press 53, and Starcherone will present.



Molly Patterson's short stories have appeared in a number of magazines, including the Atlantic monthly and the Iowa Review. A Pushcart Prize winner and former Writer-in-Residence at St. Albans, she now teaches fiction at UW-Eau Claire. Her debut story collection is entitled Just Because You Can.

Anne Valente is the author of the forthcoming short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names, and the fiction chapbook, An Elegy for Mathematics. Her work has recently appeared in Ninth Letter, Hayden's Ferry Review, the Journal, and the Believer.

Alissa Nutting is author of the novel Tampa and the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls. Her work has recently appeared in Mid-American Review, Cincinnati Review, and Indiana Review. She is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at John Carroll University.

Tim Horvath is the author of Understories (2012), and Circulation (2009). His stories appear in Conjunctions, Fiction, and the Normal School. He teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. www.timhorvath.com

Gabriel Blackwell


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