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dabeef111
Posted 2020-12-17 11:52 AM (#22705)
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Has WWE considered making a list of important short story collections? I think it would be most useful if there was a separate list of single author collections and one of anthologies. Maybe even another one listing every year's best collection since the 1940's.
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Posted 2021-03-21 7:30 AM (#22985 - in reply to #22705)
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dabeef111 - 2020-12-17 9:52 AM
Has WWE considered making a list of important short story collections? I think it would be most useful if there was a separate list of single author collections and one of anthologies. Maybe even another one listing every year's best collection since the 1940's.

There are more than 200 of the Year's Best anthologies in the database. Most of them can be pulled with the following search:
https://www.worldswithoutend.com/searchwwe.asp?st=year+best

and a couple dozen more here:
https://www.worldswithoutend.com/searchwwe.asp?st=world+best

There are thousands of collections and anthologies in the database (there are more than 550 anthologies and almost 700 collections just in the last 10 years). So we would need a curated list created by someone who has the credentials for the list to be credible. Honestly, I think the reason that no such list exists is because it would just be too monumental of a job.

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Posted 2021-03-21 3:46 PM (#22986 - in reply to #22985)
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illegible_scribble - 2021-03-21 7:30 AM

There are thousands of collections and anthologies in the database (there are more than 550 anthologies and almost 700 collections just in the last 10 years). So we would need a curated list created by someone who has the credentials for the list to be credible. Honestly, I think the reason that no such list exists is because it would just be too monumental of a job.

I can't imagine taking on a task like that. In lieu of that we will be adding anthology and collection categories to the major awards with the 3.0 site update. Not that that is close to being done but just so you know it's on the horizon. I can report some very significant forward progress of late but I've learned my lesson on giving estimates.

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