Observer Podcast Episode 16: So You Want to Write a Short Story


Another episode of the Observer podcast is on the books. No, seriously, it’s about books. I sat down with Observer Fiction Editor David Duhr on a rainy Austin day to discuss the features and reviews in our Fall books issue. Find out what it takes to make the grade in our annual short story contest direct from one of the judges. Also discover what literary cliches cause David and I to set books on fire. Hint: don’t write about talking animals.


Read our 2012 short story contests finalists and winner. While you’re at it, take a look at the other pieces in our Fall books issue.