Bookplanet: short stories get short end
A special prize for short stories. Do you read them? I must confess I rarely do; I even skip them in the New Yorker. Bad, bad, bad.
"A sorely endangered species, or at least the female part of it, gets a shot in the arm today from a big-name literary prize. The Orange prize will announce the shortlist for its £10,000 international Orange award for new writers which aims, partly, to boost short stories." More here.
The eminently bonkable Nell Freudenberger is one of the shortlisted writers getting a boost.