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Editor Heidi Pitlor Talks Dream Collaborations for ‘Best American Short Stories’

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content, including this Q&A with Heidi Pitlor, series editor of The Best American Short Stories. Heidi Pitlor is a bookish jack of all trades: novelist, former editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and current series editor of The Best American Short Stories. We caught up with Heidi Pitlor this April at the Newburyport Literary Festival and asked her about upcoming short story trends, technology, and our obsession with domestic thrillers. Bookish: You’re the series editor of The Best American Short Stories, and each year you work with a different guest editor. What do you look for in a guest editor? Heidi Pitlor: I try to find guest editors who are both critically and commercially successful. I also seek a diversity of…

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