Ann Lane Petry: Miss Muriel and other Stories

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Ann Lane Petry's chosen career as a short fiction writer was interrupted when an editor from the publishing house Houghton-Mifflin asked her to submit a novel for consideration in their literary fellowship award. That editor's request came after Petry's first important short story, “On Saturday the Siren Sounds at Noon” was published in the December 1943 edition of Crisis, the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). While Petry's Publication of her story in the Crisis was significant, it was not her first time in print. Ann Lane Petry's first published short story, “Marie of the Cabin Club”, had already appeared in the Baltimore Afro-American<…

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Jimoh, A Yemisi. "Miss Muriel and other Stories". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 October 2002
[, accessed 04 July 2015.]

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  1. African American Fiction