Many thanks to all who entered the 2020 Short Fiction Competition. We appreciate the opportunity to read such bright and brilliant new work. From more than 2,200 submissions, guest judge Téa Obreht has announced results.
NEWS & EVENTS
The editors are thrilled to announce the release of the Summer 2021 edition, designed by the acclaimed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, with contributions from National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award honoree Thomas Pierce, Story Prize winner Ben Stroud, and filmmaker and producer Sara Driver, among others.
Why did you accept the invitation to design the Spring 2021 edition of All-Story?
It was an opportunity that I’ve not had previously, and I’m working on a book project for which I’ll be the editor. So I’ve been paying a lot of attention to print material lately, and I thought this would be a perfect chance to have some fun with the format of a publication.
FROM THE ARCHIVE
Notes on Design
p class="noMargin">I take my camera out to load it moments before I shoot. “Fuck, what the hell is this roll of film from?”
Autumn de Wilde
I open a drawer. A lonely roll of film stares up at me. “Fuck, what the hell is this roll of film from?”
I reach in my purse, a pocket, a cupboard. “Fuck, what the hell is this roll of film from?”
When Zoetrope: All-Story asked me to design this edition, I wanted to draw from my archive. After twenty-five or so years as a photographer, I’ve become a librarian of captured souls, friends and lovers, liars and heroes, makers and takers. It’s an endless emotional maze. When I hunt through the archive’s chaos of visual connections and collections, I feel like a survivor. It’s a profound honor and responsibility to care for this ever-expanding graveyard of memory . . .