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The Short Story Gets Big

Posted at 8:58AM Saturday 25 Feb 2012

Is 2012 the year of the short story? It certainly looks that way; as winter turns to spring, story collections are blossoming all over the place.

One of the UK's biggest publishing houses, Bloomsbury, is bringing out a book of short fiction every month from now until May; at the other end of the publishing scale, the tiny Irish publisher Arlen House has a whopping six collections in its spring pipeline.

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