Do you ever read The Best American Short Stories anthologies? What do you think about them?
Only when I have clients in the year's edition. This year, only an honorable mention in one of the genre ones...but better than a kick in the pants!
I think they're a great idea. A good way to get stories out to people who might not see them. I always look at where they were originally published so I can keep my list of "good places to have my fiction writers investigate" is current.
Of course, I'm deeply offended that I myself have not been selected for the Best of Snark volume.