Fiction Anthologies
  • Best American Short Stories (annually)
  • New Stories from the South (annually)
  • Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction
  • Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories
  • The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction
Fiction Writers

Sherman Alexie
Steve Almond
Margaret Atwood
Rick Bass
Charles Baxter
Ann Beattie
Madison Smartt Bell
Aimee Bender
Laura Van Den Berg
Amy Bloom
Jorge Louis Borges
T.C. Boyle
Ron Carlson
Raymond Carver
Dan Chaon
John Cheever
Sandra Cisneros
Julio Cortazar
Harry Crews
Lydia Davis
Junot Diaz
Andre Dubus
Stuart Dybek
Tony Earley
Louise Erdrich
Ernest Gaines
Mary Gaitskill
Tim Gautreaux
William Gay
Lauren Groff
Barry Hannah
Jim Harrison
Amy Hempel
Thom Jones
Denis Johnson
Jamaica Kincaid
Jhumpa Lahiri

Kelly Link
Ralph Lombreglia
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Bobbie Ann Mason
William Maxwell
Jill McCorkle
Rick Moody
Lorrie Moore
Alice Munro
Haruki Murakami
Antonya Nelson
Joyce Carol Oates
Flannery O’Connor
Chris Offutt
ZZ Packer
Grace Paley
Tom Perotta
Padgett Powell
Annie Proulx
Mark Richard
George Saunders
Jim Shepard
Mona Simpson
Lee Smith
Zadie Smith
Peter Taylor
Jean Thompson
Wells Tower
John Updike
Alice Walker
David Foster Wallace
Jess Walter
Eudora Welty
Joy Williams
Tobias Wolff
Richard Yates
Paul Yoon

 

 

Poetry Anthologies
  • Best American Poetry (annually)
  • Norton Anthology of Postmodern Poetry (Paul Hoover)
  • Best New Poets (annually)
  • Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry
  • The Poet’s Companion (Addonizio and Laux)
Poets
Kim Addonzizio
Sherman Alexie
Sandra Beasley
Frank Bidart
Elizabeth Bishop
Gwendolyn Brooks
Ellen Bryant Voigt
Ashley Capps
Anne Carson
Billy  Collins
Robert Creeley
James Dickey
Matthew Dickman
Michael Dickman
Stephen Dobyns
Mark Doty
Rita Dove
Daisy Fried
Tess Gallagher
Ross Gay
Jack Gilbert
Allen Ginsberg
Louise Gluck
Jorie Graham
Donald Hall
Matthea Harvey
Robert Hass
Terrance Hayes
Seamus Heaney
Brenda Hillman
Edward Hirsch
Tony Hoagland
Marie Howe
Richard Hugo
Major Jackson
Denis Johnson
Galway Kinnell
Yusef Komanyakaa
Ted Kooser
Dorianne Laux
Larry Levis
Garcia Lorca
Robert Lowell
Thomas Lux
Maurice Manning
Rose McClarney
Michael McGriff
Heather McHugh
W.S. Merwin
Pablo Neruda
Frank O’Hara
Sharon Olds
Mary Oliver
Sylvia Plath
Claudia Rankine
Martha Rhodes
Adrienne Rich
Theodore Roethke
Mary Ruefle
John Rybicki
Naomi Shihab Nye
Charles Simic
William Stafford
A Van Jordan
C.K. Williams
James Wright
Kevin Young
Matthew Zapruder
Creative Nonfiction Anthologies
  • Best American Essays (annually)
  • In Short (Judith Kitchen, Mary Jones, eds.)
  • Best American Essays of the Century
  • Short Takes (Judith Kitchen, ed.)
Creative Nonfiction Writers
Jane Alison
William Albert Allard
Steve Almond
Jonathan Ames
Roger Angell
James Baldwin
Rick Bass
Rick Bragg
Larry Brown
Truman Capote
Peter Ames Carlin
Michael Chabon
Bruce Chatwin
Frank Conroy
Sloane Crosley
Edwidge Danticat
Meghan Daum
Joan Didion
Annie Dillard
Brian Doyle
Dave Egger
Alexandra Fuller
Ian Frazier
Atul Gawande
Roxane Gay
Debra Gwartney
Donald Hall
Edward Hoagland
 
Mary Karr
Tracy Kidder
Chuck Klosterman
Sonja Livingston
Barry Lopez
Norman Mailer
Michael Martone
Rebecca McClanahan
Frank McCourt
John McPhee
Dinty Moore
Steven Naifeh/Gregory White Smith
Joyce Carol Oates
Chris Offutt
Susan Orlean
David Sedaris
Zadie Smith
Susan Sontag
Cheryl Strayed
John Jeremiah Sullivan
Abigail Thomas
Paul Theroux
John Edgar Wideman
Joy Williams
Terry Tempest Williams
Tom Wolfe
Tobias Wolff