How you can help:
Subscribe to a literary magazine that publishes short stories, like One Story (or any one of the story publications listed at the right)! These magazines are on the front lines of the battle for short fiction, and they need your support.
Buy a short story collection. Every year hundreds of short story collections are published, and they all need a good home.
Give short fiction to friends. A great short story will remind them why they love to read.
Show the love—if you like a story, let the author know. Visit their website, write an online review at amazon, b&n or powells, or better yet, contact their publisher. It only takes a few moments to write an email, and the benefits are endless.
Listen to short stories. Go to a reading. Applaud wildly. Tune in to NPR’s Selected Shorts, or Stories on Stage. Visit online audio magazines like Verb and Unbound. Download short stories for your ipod!
Adopt a short story writer. They are badly in need of paper, ink, and acceptance. Short story writers are easy to find—keep an eye out for someone with glasses and a hungry look hovering over a computer or spiral notebook at your local coffee shop, library, MFA program, or bookstore.
This list of how to help is far from complete. If you have ideas on how to save the short story, let us know.
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