Short stories honored by O. Henry Award.
The oldest major prize for short fiction in America, collected and published annually by Anchor Books, featuring writers all around the world at various points in their career.
Listing 674 stories.
A housewife in Wisconsin tries desperately to warn people about the impending doom Hitler poses as he rises to power in Europe. Simultaneously, she lives vicariously through her daughters and hopes to glean satisfaction out of their romances where she can't from her own.
After watching his father's infidelity slowly poison the family dynamic and his mother's happiness, a young, gay Afro-Latinx boy meets his father's mistress.
The daughter of a recently-deceased actress discovers that the man she thinks is her father may not be—and that she might actually be the offspring of a highly acclaimed actor who just so happens to be in town.
A six-year-old boy is tasked with helping his mother give birth at their remote home in the woods.
A young woman feels trapped in her own life, bound to her convict boyfriend and young son. The woman's worldly aunt encourages her to move away and start over.
A veteran boxer fights the fatigue of age as he faces off with his rival in two career-defining matches.
A college girl becomes her professor's mistress and moves into his home with his wife and children. After she becomes pregnant, the wife is pushed to make a tragic decision to escape her crumbling marriage and protect the young new mother.
A lost man finds his way back to his family after realizing he does not truly wish to be alone.
When three boys show up at a woman's Georgia property where one of the boys' fathers used to work, the woman cannot get them to leave, even as they wreak havoc upon the land.
During a Northeastern winter in their new isolated country home, a woman slowly succumbs to the gaslighting and manipulation of her husband.