The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction, an anthology I edited with Joyce Carol Oates, is going into production and is now available for pre-order at Amazon. (The book will be coming out in October, but it's never too early secure yourself a copy.) In addition to an introduction and a very powerful story by Joyce herself, the anthology includes work -- all of it fairly recent -- by Richard Ford, Lorrie Moore, Edward P. Jones, Ann Beattie, George Saunders, and John Updike. There are also wonderful stories by younger writers like Adam Haslett, Maile Meloy, and Elizabeth McCracken. Editing the anthology was a great experience, a wonderful reminder of how vibrant the short form is, and I'm grateful to Joyce for inviting me to help her.