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SHORT STORY FILM ADAPTATION BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN WINS THREE OSCARS
Brokeback Mountain, the film adaptation of a short story of the same name from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx's collection Close Range: Wyoming Stories (Scribner, 1999) took three Oscars at the 78th Annual Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2005. (read more)




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MARY GORDON WINS THE STORY PRIZE FOR 2006
Mary Gordon was named winner of The Story Prize for 2006 with The Stories of Mary Gordon (Pantheon Books), a collection spanning some 30 years of her writing. The Story Prize annually honors an author of an outstanding collection of short fiction, and Gordon received $20,000 and an engraved silver bowl at an awards ceremony held in New York City on February 28, 2007. Finalists, taking away a $5,000 prize each, were Rick Bass for The Lives of Rocks, (Houghton Mifflin) and George Saunders for In Persuasion Nation (Riverhead). (read more)



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MALAMUD AND PALEY STORIES ON STAGE IN SAN FRANCISCO
From page to stage: Grace Paley's "The Story Hearer" and "Mother" along with Bernard Malamud's "The Magic Barrel" will be performed in the "Word for Word" style (verbatim), by The Traveling Jewish Theatre (TJT) of San Francisco in Family Alchemy: Malamud & Paley Stories on Stage, opening February 2, 2006. The play stars TJT founders Naomi Newman and Corey Fischer and features Jeri Lynn Cohen and Max Gordon Moore, under the direction of Joel Mullennix. "The Magic Barrel" is one of Malamud's most beloved and haunting stories, from his 1956 National Book award-winning collection of the same name, while Paley's "The Story Hearer" is an O. Henry award winner. The "Word for Word" style was pioneered by the Word for Word Performing Arts Company of San Francisco, founded in 1993. The complete theatrical run of Family Alchemy is February 2 - 26 at the Traveling Jewish Theatre in San Francisco and March 2 - 12 at the Ashby Stage in Berkeley, CA. Tickets are $12 - $30 and available for purchase online.

BEATRICE.COM INTRODUCES "SELLING SHORTS" FEATURE
Ron Hogan introduced a new feature called "Selling Shorts" for Beatrice.com on January 24 in which short story writers will be invited to comment upon their favorite short stories or short story writers. The feature launched with Patrick O'Keeffe contributing an essay of Alice Munro's story "Carried Away" from the 1994 collection Open Secrets. Kicking off the feature with O'Keeffe turns out to be a timely move considering that he is the recent recipient of The Story Prize for his fiction collection The Hill Road.

NEW SERIES EDITOR NAMED FOR THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
As reported on January 19 by the PublishersLunch e-mail newsletter, Heidi Pitlor will take over as series editor at Houghton Mifflin for The Best American Short Stories with the 2007 edition, guest edited by Stephen King. Katrina Kenison is to return to writing full-time after serving as series editor for the annual anthology since 1990.

AMAZON SHORTS
Amazon.com has introduced a feature called "Amazon Shorts" that offers short literary works in digital format for only 49-cents. All works are exclusive to Amazon, from a variety of well-known authors; although the fiction category is a bit spare. Check out "Jakob Wywialowski and the Angels" by Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife. Also of particular interest is Why Writers Are Cranky and Five Emergency Tools for Writing a Short Story, by Bruce Holland Rogers.

AUTHOR QUINN DALTON IS SAD ABOUT THE STATE OF THE SHORT STORY
Quinn Dalton, author of the novel High Strung and the recently published story collection Bulletproof Girl laments on the decline of short story outlets in commercial magazine publishing in the article "The Atlantic and The Decline of the Short Story" for mediabistro.com.

THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY DROPS SHORT STORIES
An editors' note to readers in the May 2005 issue of The Atlantic Monthly announced the magazine's plans to discontinue publishing short stories is every issue in order to focus on in-depth journalism, which was acknowledged as The Atlantic's "signature." Instead, an annual fiction issue to be edited by C. Michael Curtis will be published in August. The last short story to run prior to the announcement was Michael Lohre's "Bullheads," featured in the April issue. The magazine first published in 1857 and has held a high reputation for short fiction. The Associated Press reported this news on April 6 with many outlets picking up the story; read the article, as it appeared in Newsday.


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There's a market for short stories out there, read all about it.
Recent highlights:
Geoff Kloske at Simon & Schuster bought Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules, a collection of short fiction favorites of David Sedaris to benefit a non-profit tutoring and writing center.
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STORY to screen

Find out what short stories are destined for the silver screen.
Recent highlights:
Humorist James Thurber's beloved story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," first published in 1941 and brought to the silver screen in 1947, is in development for a remake to star John Carey.
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DAVID LEVINSON PUBLISHED BY VIKING PENGUIN UK
David Levinson, a featured writer of the collectedstories.com Summer 2005 and Fall 2004 issues for "The Last Slow Song" and "The Barters of Nighttime Company," had his debut, the collection of short stories Most of Us Are Here Against Our Will, published in April 2004 by Viking Penguin UK. Join us in wishing him much success; please buy his book or visit his website,www.david-levinson.com.

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