These days, it seems that new fiction writers regard the short story as a sort of creative cul-de-sac, a form where any attempts at innovation are not so much a reinvention of the wheel as simple spinning. The Story Prize hopes to change some minds with its inaugural outing, drawing attention to the potential of short fiction and rewarding achievements therein. Established last year by Larry Dark (a longtime editor of the O. Henry Awards story collections) and featuring an advisory board of the usual... More >>>