By Sarah Gerard, Mathieu Cailler, Lisa Trank, Anita Garner, John Van Kirk
The easiest brief tales from the Saturday night submit nice American Fiction Contest 2015 beneficial properties greater than 25 must-read new tales — representing all genres of fiction from today’s gifted pool of up-and-coming writers, many making their nationwide publishing debut.
From a sideshow on Coney Island to a coast-to-coast highway journey set in 1939, from a small-town courthouse after WW II to a dinner party between lecturers in modern Chicago, the simplest brief tales 2015 provides a variety of fashion and material certain to have interaction and entertain. Award-winning writer Michael Knight returns to introduce the 3rd quantity within the sequence, showcasing this year’s successful tale by means of rising author N. West Moss.
For greater than 2 hundred years, The Saturday night submit has been publishing a who’s who of yankee authors — Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Louis L’Amour, Jack London, Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Tyler, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Sinclair Lewis, between such a lot of others — and keeps to aid the legacy of the storyteller.
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