Prose Pieces

Below you will find links to websites with lists of authors, titles, or short story collections.

NOTE: other ways to find short stories include doing a browser search for “short stories” and variations on that, or even going to Amazon/Barnes&Nobel/ETC. website and looking at the lists people have created of their favorite short stories.


The Literature Network

East of the Web

Classic Short Stories


On Our Shelves: 45 Favorite Short Story Collections


American Literature

Five Chapters


Short Story Archive

The Bristol Short Story Prize (list of authors and information about their publications of competition winners)

National Short Story Week


Nobel Prize


Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka

The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition by Ernest Hemingway

Stories of Hawaii by Jack London
More Jack London
Literature Network

Edgar Allan Poe Collection at The Literature Network

H. P. Lovecraft

Best Short Story Collections of the 21st Century (So Far) by Powell's Books

The Short List: Our Favorite Short Stories by Powell's Books


Joyce Carol Oats

50 Great Short Stories

The World's Greatest Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011: The Best Stories of the Year

The Best American Short Stories 2010 (The Best American Series (R))

The Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses (2013 Edition) (Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses)

Death Is Not an Option: Stories by Suzanne Rivecca

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011: The Best American Series

Six Shorts - The finalists for the 2013 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award

The BBC National Short Story Award 2013

Best Short Stories from the Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2014

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories

The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories

Historical Guide to American Literature

PAST PROSE SECTIONAL WINNING TITLES (Results were taken from Illinois’ Sectional Tournament. Since the results only list the title, finding the author/link was not always possible.)

Almost Normal by Ann Kolsrud

700 Sundays by Billy Crystal

Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Dear Dumb Diary #1) by Jim Benton

Perfect Moments by Brenda Jackson

A Portion of your Loveliness by Amy Bloom

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Raymond's Run by Toni Cade Bambara

I Want the Quiet Moments of a Party Girl by Joe Meno (from "Demons in the Spring")

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Resurrection of Wonder Woman by Eleanor Vincent (from "At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die")