March Is Short-Story Month at #1book140

1book140_icon.JPG 1book140 readers voiced support for both poetry and short stories this coming month, but I think we might be best served by holding poetry for the spring, the most romantic of seasons. Also: I love short stories, and according to a bunch of smart people, they're having a renaissance right now. (According to other smart people, that's hyped-up poppycock.) 


I'm still torn between having a month devoted to contemporary short fiction, or a mix of contemporary and classics. I leave that to us to decide over the next few days. Let's take until Friday for nominations, then we'll hold a vote over the weekend. Sorry to be running late this month.
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Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He helps run @1book140, The Atlantic's Twitter book club. More

Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He previously worked as a contributing editor at Wired Magazine, where he covered the media and entertainment industries. In June 2006 he published "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" in Wired. In September 2008 he published a book on the subject for Random House. The book has been translated into 11 languages. Before coming to Wired in 2001 he was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at the Village Voice. In his 20 years as a journalist he has traveled around the world working on stories ranging from the impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. He has written for Time, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

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