I am SHOCKED that Carver’s “What We Talk About…” only showed up in one anthology??! I feel like [the title] is just so pervasively influential that I truly expected to see it on the first list in 7 or so anthologies. Seriously stunned.
Would love to know how you compiled and sorted all these as I would REALLY love to see a similar project done on titles/authors/publications in the SFF world which–as I hope more LitHub readers will come to know and explore–has a really, really rich history of short fiction. What is going on at present is equally as impressive, as well.
Anway, thanks, Emily for this whole series! Hoping similar stuff happens soon.
The Most Anthologized Short Stories of All Time A (Mostly) Definitive List