According to Taylor Antrim at The Daily Beast , "The short story seems to be having, in its typically quiet way, a bit of a moment." It appears the recent success of collections from Jhumpha Lahiri, Mary Gaitskill, Antonya Nelson and others is running against commonly held publishing wisdom that the short story collection is unable to hold its own up against the mightly novel. Could this be the beginning of a short story revolution? I'm not sure why publishers must be forever comparing the two, novels and short story collections. It's like comparing beef with pork- both are nice and each provide different needs.
Crossing fingers this is the beginning of something exciting!