This issue of Studies in the American Short Story arrives at a challenging moment for its subject. In October 2023 Gettysburg College announced it was shuttering its award-winning Gettysburg Review, founded in 1987 by Peter Stitt. As Stitt’s successor Mark Drew stated, the decision blindsided him and managing editor Lauren Hohle: “[We] are understandably devastated. We have been offered a rationale for this decision, but it’s frankly one that neither Lauren nor I understand or accept. It was made clear to us that they know little about who we are, what we do, and what our value is, and could be, to the Gettysburg College campus.” Drew had worked for the journal since 1998 and both before and since Stitt’s 2016 retirement had helped shepherd a prestigious array of poets and fiction writers into its pages, including Joyce Carol Oates, E. L. Doctorow, and Rita Dove. According to news...

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