13th Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest
The theme wasn't "stripper girlfriends and homo love," as one judge speculated (there was no theme), but gender, class, and orientation were more deeply considerable issues among this year's finalists than
ever before. Here's a look inside the process.
"...questionnaire that includes statements about incest, sweet potatoes, rape, Gene Wilder, the nickname "Barnyard Becky," and podiatrists ("163 Questions")...."
Feb. 18, 2005 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley