Gayle Elliot is assistant professor of English/Creative Writing and coordinator of Women’s Studies at Stephens College. Her short fiction and literary criticism have appeared in Writer’s Forum, The International Fuide to the Short Story in English, and The Journal of Modern Literature, among others. She is currently editing a book of interviews with fiction writers for the Society for the Study of the Short Story. 
Mar 01 2002
Interview with Sandra Cisneros
Interviewer: What is your definition of a short story?
Cisneros: I don’t know what the definition of a short story is, and I don’t even care to answer that question. That’s something somebody in academia would think about. I just want to tell a story, and if people listen, and if it stays with you, it’s a story.