The novelist and National Book Award winner shows that there is big power in the short story.
Meet Lydia, a cheerful woman on the hunt in New York City for her parked car. Despite vibrant memories, her loyalty to the past is trumped only by the fact that it doesn’t exist outside of her imagination.
A spy has 24 hours to kill on the lam. Will he make it through them alive?
A little girl confesses a sin that has yet to occur in this gripping tale set in Ireland.
The winner of the Two Roads Diverge contest explains inspiration, first lines and endings.
If you’re on the path to publishing – a short story, perhaps – we wish you success, and we hope you consider our magazine a supporting partner.
Enjoying awards and recognition, Colum McCann expands his use of multiple points of view.
Enter your short story in our “Two Roads Diverge” contest for the chance to win $1,000 and feedback from Colum McCann.
Is there any story more fun to read – and to write – than a good crime story?
Colum McCann shares expertise on the necessity of plot, intensity of language and the grand paradox of success.