Friday, October 12, 2007

Lydia Davis is a superstar

The Kore Press Short Fiction Award is going to be judged by Lydia Davis this year. Davis’ novel The End of the Story is pretty much my favorite French novel that happens to have been written by an American in English.

The prize is open only to women and awards $1,000 and chapbook publication of the winning "story". The only thing that confuses me about this contest is that the “short story” must be between 4,000 and 12,000 words…which hardly seems short. Maybe it helps if the author is short. October 31 (deadline).


Kathy said...

i want to read samuel johnson is indignant next. has everyone already read that? if so, screw you i'm reading it anyway. i will take the book jacket of whatever book we read next and put it on samuel johnson is indignant.

Meghan said...

It's good. They have it at Quimby's. I don't think any "short story" in it is between 4,000 and 12,000 words though.