- The Stories of John Cheever
- Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
- The Collected Stories of William Faulkner
- The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor
- Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon
- The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
This is a rather bizarre shortlist dominated by short story collections. The winner, which will be chosen by public vote, will be announced on November 18th. The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor is currently in the lead. Exercise your right to vote here.