Host Rachel Carter speaks with author Lincoln Michel about short story collections on this latest episode of Novel Concept. The two discuss the short story industry, how to put together a collection, and what goes in to writing in a shorter form. They also look back on the 10 years they’ve known each other and how their position in the writing world has changed in the past decade. Michel’s own short story collection, Upright Beasts, is coming out October 13 with Coffee House Press. The book has already been positively reviewed in The New York Times and O, The Oprah Magazine. Michel is also the editor-in-chief of Electric Lit, and he’s a founding editor of Gigantic, a literary magazine for short prose.