New Micro (Paperback)

Exceptionally Short Fiction

By James Thomas (Editor), Robert Scotellaro (Editor)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393354706, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

List Price: 15.95*
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Comprised of 300 words or fewer, microfiction is difficult to write but delightful and absorbing to read. With a foreword from Robert Shapard, coeditor of the Norton flash and sudden fiction anthologies, an afterword by Christopher Merrill, coeditor of Flash Fiction International, an introduction from its venerable editors, and a star-studded table of contents, New Micro is a veritable who's who of the increasingly popular world of microfiction. Authors include newcomers and established writers alike: Amy Hempel, Sherman Alexie, Kim Addonizio, Richard Brautigan, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Stuart Dybek, Joyce Carol Oates, and James Tate among them.

With 90 authors and 140 stories, New Micro offers a unique reading experience, a chorus of voices both fresh and familiar, real and surreal but always enlightening--distinctive and exceptional pieces of fiction that pulse and resonate, each with its own story to tell.