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The critics on Short, plus interviews with editor Alan Ziegler:

JUST IN "[Short is] long on great work by great writers...provides such a diverse and label-less mix of short work all in one place, you'll want to make sure to have a copy on your bookshelf."

"From humor to heartbreak and back again....Short offers a whirlwind tour exploring what the written word is capable of, the tip of an impossibly valuable iceberg."  --San Francisco Book Review

"Important and impressive." --HTMLGiant

"Perfect for the busy reader...[and] good for those interested in experimental writing." --starred review, Library Journal

An Interview in Words Without Borders:

An Interview in The Believer:

For course consideration, download the examination Sampler here: Short College Sampler.pdf


Congratulations to Shane McCrae, recent winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award for his collection The Animal Too Big to Kill, which Persea will publish in 2015.

Look for new poetry from Persea over the summer by Leslie Shinn (winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry), Michael White, and Kimberly Johnson.

Congratulations to Mutlu Konuk Blasing, whose translation of Life's Good, Brother by Nazim Hikmet is on the longlist for ALTA's 2014 best American translation award.



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