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Studies in the American Short Story

James Nagel, Editor


Biannual Publication
ISSN 2688-1926
E-ISSN 2688-1942
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Studies in the American Short Story

James Nagel, Editor

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Studies in the American Short Story (SASS) is the journal of the Society for the Study of the American Short Story. It publishes articles, notes, reviews, interviews, memoirs, and other materials related to short fiction in America. It is aimed at literary scholars, students of literature, libraries, and general serious readers. It covers all forms of American short fiction in English from its origin in the eighteenth century to the present. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity, or any other reason.

The mission of the journal is to present the most important scholarship on the short fiction published in America. The journal includes discussion of all forms of “stories,” from early anecdotes and sketches, to the development of more formal “stories” with narrative, dialogue, and structure, to realistic masterpieces, to contemporary variations of the form in flash fiction and micro tales. The journal is open to research essays of all kinds with a special emphasis on new biographical, historical, or manuscript information that changes the established interpretation of a story and the way it is taught.

SASS is sponsored by the Society for the Study of the American Short Story, affiliated with the American Literature Association. Membership is open to scholars, students, and independent readers and writers. Please visit the society website at

James Nagel, University of Georgia

Associate Editor
Kirk Curnutt, Troy University Montgomery

Editorial Board
Jochen Achilles, University of Wuerzburg
Alfred Bendixen, Princeton University
Kasia Boddy, University of Cambridge
Olivia Edenfield, Georgia Southern University
Gudrun M. Grabher, University of Innsbruck
Tara Penry, Boise State University
Leslie Petty, Rhodes College
Oliver Scheiding, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany
James Thomas, Pepperdine University

Please send all questions about submissions to the editor, James Nagel, at . To submit an article to SASS please visit

Essays should be in Word and documented in accord with current Chicago Manual of Style parenthetical text citations with a Works Cited section at the end. Separate endnotes are permitted. Notes should be 8-12 pp. and formal articles 18-25 pp. including documentation. Other kinds of material, including interviews, manuscripts, photographs, and letters are also encouraged.

Articles and notes should be written in third person; reviews, memoirs, interviews, and personal reflections should be in first person.

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