Top 10 contemporary short stories | Books | The Guardian

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Modern Short Stories is a Pittsburgh -based "media label" founded by Steve Soboslai and Chris Fafalios of the Pittsburgh pop-punk band Punchline and friend Amanda Yu. Its slogan is " Every song is a modern short story. "

Modern Short Stories was created during summer 2008 in the fall-out of Punchline's departure [1] from Fueled by Ramen Records. Between 2003 and early 2008, Fueled by Ramen released two full-length Punchline albums (2004's Action and 2006's 37 Everywhere ), as well as a re-release of 2002's The Rewind EP . During this time, a number of their then-labelmates ( Fall Out Boy , Panic! at the Disco , The Academy Is... , The Hush Sound , etc.) were becoming hugely popular, and Punchline became less prominent in the Fueled by Ramen lineup.

The seed that would become Modern Short Stories was sown in July 2007 when Heavy.com announced Punchline the $25,000 grand-prize winner of their Contraband Contest, [2] [3] in which bands competed for views on videos uploaded to the site. Over the course of the contest, Punchline uploaded 65 videos (including clips of Punchline in the studio) and netted nearly 1.2 million views, due in large part to the efforts of bassist Chris Fafalios to mobilize the band's fanbase.

Modern Short Stories is a Pittsburgh -based "media label" founded by Steve Soboslai and Chris Fafalios of the Pittsburgh pop-punk band Punchline and friend Amanda Yu. Its slogan is " Every song is a modern short story. "

Modern Short Stories was created during summer 2008 in the fall-out of Punchline's departure [1] from Fueled by Ramen Records. Between 2003 and early 2008, Fueled by Ramen released two full-length Punchline albums (2004's Action and 2006's 37 Everywhere ), as well as a re-release of 2002's The Rewind EP . During this time, a number of their then-labelmates ( Fall Out Boy , Panic! at the Disco , The Academy Is... , The Hush Sound , etc.) were becoming hugely popular, and Punchline became less prominent in the Fueled by Ramen lineup.

The seed that would become Modern Short Stories was sown in July 2007 when Heavy.com announced Punchline the $25,000 grand-prize winner of their Contraband Contest, [2] [3] in which bands competed for views on videos uploaded to the site. Over the course of the contest, Punchline uploaded 65 videos (including clips of Punchline in the studio) and netted nearly 1.2 million views, due in large part to the efforts of bassist Chris Fafalios to mobilize the band's fanbase.

Elizabeth Day co-founded Pin Drop, which presents authors and actors reading short stories in inspiring locations; pindropstudio.com

The best short stories should haunt you for days and weeks. The stories in McGregor’s collection have stayed with me for months on end. They are linked by a unity of place – the fenlands of Norfolk and Cambridge – and by precise, elegant prose that elevates everyday occurrences into small, perfectly rendered pieces of art. As Maggie O’Farrell put it in her Guardian review: “The stories wrap themselves around the wholly disconcerting premise that catastrophes can rear up in anyone’s life without warning.”

Possibly the most economical short story writer in this list, Carver, with his precise, punchy prose, conveys in a few words what many novelists take several pages to elucidate. In stories such as “Fat” and “Are You a Doctor?” he writes with flat understatement about suburban disenchantment in mid-century America. The collection – shortlisted for the National Book prize – was written during what Carver called his “first life”, when he almost died of alcoholism. His “second life” started in 1977, when he gave up drinking with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Short stories have no set length. In terms of word count there is no official demarcation between an anecdote , a short story, and a novel. Rather, the form's parameters are given by the rhetorical and practical context in which a given story is produced and considered, so that what constitutes a short story may differ between genres, countries, eras, and commentators. [2] Like the novel, the short story's predominant shape reflects the demands of the available markets for publication, and the evolution of the form seems closely tied to the evolution of the publishing industry and the submission guidelines of its constituent houses. [3]

The short story has been considered both an apprenticeship form preceding more lengthy works, and a crafted form in its own right, collected together in books of similar length, price, and distribution to novels. Short story writers may define their works as part of the artistic and personal expression of the form. They may also attempt to resist categorization by genre and fixed formation.

As a point of reference for the genre writer, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America define short story length in the Nebula Awards for science fiction submission guidelines as having a word count of fewer than 7,500 words. [5]

Modern Short Stories is a Pittsburgh -based "media label" founded by Steve Soboslai and Chris Fafalios of the Pittsburgh pop-punk band Punchline and friend Amanda Yu. Its slogan is " Every song is a modern short story. "

Modern Short Stories was created during summer 2008 in the fall-out of Punchline's departure [1] from Fueled by Ramen Records. Between 2003 and early 2008, Fueled by Ramen released two full-length Punchline albums (2004's Action and 2006's 37 Everywhere ), as well as a re-release of 2002's The Rewind EP . During this time, a number of their then-labelmates ( Fall Out Boy , Panic! at the Disco , The Academy Is... , The Hush Sound , etc.) were becoming hugely popular, and Punchline became less prominent in the Fueled by Ramen lineup.

The seed that would become Modern Short Stories was sown in July 2007 when Heavy.com announced Punchline the $25,000 grand-prize winner of their Contraband Contest, [2] [3] in which bands competed for views on videos uploaded to the site. Over the course of the contest, Punchline uploaded 65 videos (including clips of Punchline in the studio) and netted nearly 1.2 million views, due in large part to the efforts of bassist Chris Fafalios to mobilize the band's fanbase.

Elizabeth Day co-founded Pin Drop, which presents authors and actors reading short stories in inspiring locations; pindropstudio.com

The best short stories should haunt you for days and weeks. The stories in McGregor’s collection have stayed with me for months on end. They are linked by a unity of place – the fenlands of Norfolk and Cambridge – and by precise, elegant prose that elevates everyday occurrences into small, perfectly rendered pieces of art. As Maggie O’Farrell put it in her Guardian review: “The stories wrap themselves around the wholly disconcerting premise that catastrophes can rear up in anyone’s life without warning.”

Possibly the most economical short story writer in this list, Carver, with his precise, punchy prose, conveys in a few words what many novelists take several pages to elucidate. In stories such as “Fat” and “Are You a Doctor?” he writes with flat understatement about suburban disenchantment in mid-century America. The collection – shortlisted for the National Book prize – was written during what Carver called his “first life”, when he almost died of alcoholism. His “second life” started in 1977, when he gave up drinking with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Modern Short Stories is a Pittsburgh -based "media label" founded by Steve Soboslai and Chris Fafalios of the Pittsburgh pop-punk band Punchline and friend Amanda Yu. Its slogan is " Every song is a modern short story. "

Modern Short Stories was created during summer 2008 in the fall-out of Punchline's departure [1] from Fueled by Ramen Records. Between 2003 and early 2008, Fueled by Ramen released two full-length Punchline albums (2004's Action and 2006's 37 Everywhere ), as well as a re-release of 2002's The Rewind EP . During this time, a number of their then-labelmates ( Fall Out Boy , Panic! at the Disco , The Academy Is... , The Hush Sound , etc.) were becoming hugely popular, and Punchline became less prominent in the Fueled by Ramen lineup.

The seed that would become Modern Short Stories was sown in July 2007 when Heavy.com announced Punchline the $25,000 grand-prize winner of their Contraband Contest, [2] [3] in which bands competed for views on videos uploaded to the site. Over the course of the contest, Punchline uploaded 65 videos (including clips of Punchline in the studio) and netted nearly 1.2 million views, due in large part to the efforts of bassist Chris Fafalios to mobilize the band's fanbase.

Elizabeth Day co-founded Pin Drop, which presents authors and actors reading short stories in inspiring locations; pindropstudio.com

The best short stories should haunt you for days and weeks. The stories in McGregor’s collection have stayed with me for months on end. They are linked by a unity of place – the fenlands of Norfolk and Cambridge – and by precise, elegant prose that elevates everyday occurrences into small, perfectly rendered pieces of art. As Maggie O’Farrell put it in her Guardian review: “The stories wrap themselves around the wholly disconcerting premise that catastrophes can rear up in anyone’s life without warning.”

Possibly the most economical short story writer in this list, Carver, with his precise, punchy prose, conveys in a few words what many novelists take several pages to elucidate. In stories such as “Fat” and “Are You a Doctor?” he writes with flat understatement about suburban disenchantment in mid-century America. The collection – shortlisted for the National Book prize – was written during what Carver called his “first life”, when he almost died of alcoholism. His “second life” started in 1977, when he gave up drinking with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous.


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