Short Story Cycles

Short Story Cycle Terms

A non-exhaustive list (in various languages but mostly English) …

anthology novel

ciclo de cuentos

connected short stories

cluster stories


composite novel

genre of return

hybrid novel

integrated collection of short stories

integrated short story collection

interconnected short stories

interconnected stories

interrelated short stories

interrelated stories

linked short story collection

linked story collection

looseleaf novel

macro text

modernist grotesque

multi-faceted novel

narrative of community


novel in mosaic

novel in stories

novel of interrelated stories


recueil de récits

related short fictions

related sketches


short story sequence

short story composite

short story compound

short story volume

story chronicle

story cycle

story novel

story suite

unified volume of stories

See also this page with discussions of the different terms!