Elliott Holt, our very own contributing editor, has a new story published in a special issue of Guernica edited by Claire Messud. There’s a great commentary by Messud on why women make up 80 percent of the fiction reading audience in the U.S., yet women writers still are frequently left off best-of lists. The collection is highlighting talented young women writers. Messud hastens to make the point, however, that this isn’t about picking writers because they’re women, but rather, putting the spotlight on “talented young writers who just happen to be women.” Head on over to Guernica and read Elliott’s story, “The Norwegians.” Congratulations, Elliott!
P.S. Also check out One Story author Irina Reyn in conversation with Aleksandar Hemon, in the same issue of Guernica.