Guest Judge, USA

Charles E. May is professor emeritus of literature at California State University, Long Beach, and one of Mash’s honourable Guest Judges.

He has published nine books on the short story, including his most recent I Am Your Brother: Short Story Studies. He has published over 300 articles and reviews on the short story and has lectured on the form in the US, Norway, Ireland, Portugal, Canada, Spain, Italy, and France.

Professor May currently maintains a blog, Reading the Short Story at