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Long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Crawford Award. Title short story listed for the 2000 O. Henry award.

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None of this has changed. Actually I think it’s getting worse. Or I’m getting older, take your pick. RIP, DFW.

N.B.: I actually do think in many recent instances, social media (though it’s a wonderful thing, I use it all the time) has made this crank-turning worse. I don’t care much about the good writers who are good at promotion, or the bad writers who are bad at promotion. I do care about the good writers who suck at promotion who get overshadowed by the bad writers who are great at promotion.

Fri, February 26 2010 » Fiction

2 Responses

  1. David Moles February 26 2010 @ 7:55 am

    Do I have to take the house in the Hamptons, or can I exchange my prize for cash?

  2. Jackie M. February 26 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    Not in this market! Maybe you could rent it to some bitter midlisters or poets?

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