One of the things I have most looked forward to for 2nd semester in Challenge B has been the short story seminar. In our Exposition and Composition strand, the students study classic short stories from a variety of authors, concurrently studying the elements of a short story and writing their own. Most Challenge B tutors then bind the stories into some sort of book and present them to the students at the end of the year. 

I received my students’ book in the mail today and I absolutely can’t wait to give them to them! I think they turned out fabulous! The pages are full color throughout, with a section at the back of candid shots taken throughout the year. 

Short Story Anthology | Antiquated Notions

Compared to a standard trade paperback, these are only a tiny bit taller. Mine was 82 pages, which is about 1/3 the size of the book it’s next to in this photo.

Short Story Anthology | Antiquated Notions

I chose to lay out the book so that each new story started on the right-hand side. They each include an illustration from the student to go along with their story.

Short Story Anthology | Antiquated Notions

Another title page with original illustration.

Short Story Anthology | Antiquated Notions

The type does NOT look blurred in the books–that all due to the poor quality of my photo. 🙂

Short Story Anthology | Antiquated Notions

A section at the back of the book contains photos taken throughout the year and is a place where the students can sign one another’s books if they want to.

 

Short Story Anthology | Antiquated Notions

Can’t wait to give these to my students!

I had them printed at The Book Patch. Their website is very easy to navigate and they provide templates for each of the book sizes that they sell. I downloaded the template for the trade paperback size then customized it with my own content and photos. I ordered them on a Tuesday morning and received them exactly two weeks later in my mailbox via USPS, although you can pay more for premium shipping if you need them fast. 

Are you a Challenge B tutor? What do you do for anthologies? How and when do you generally give them to your students?