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Finding Short Stories & Short Story Criticism : Finding Published Short Stories

Finding Where a Short Story has been Published

It is sometimes possible to locate a specific short story in a collection of stories, if that collection has been cataloged to include the authors and titles of individual stories in the "Notes Field" of a bibliographic record in a library's catalog. Try searching for  keywords (e.g., "hemingway" and "killers") in the UNC catalog or in WorldCat, a union catalog of several thousand libraries' holdings.

Short Stories in Anthologies & Collections

Short Stories on the Web

There are many web sites for online collections of literary fiction, many of which include short stories and novels. Below is a small selection from what is available. Also, a Google search may turn up online versions of a short story (e.g., Faulkner and Barn Burning). However, as with all free web sites, it may be difficult to determine the accuracy and authenticity of the material.

Short Stories Published in Periodicals

  • Last Updated: Nov 6, 2020 1:11 PM
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