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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

Work in an Anthology

Anthologies have an editor or editors for the entire work and separate authors for each story, essay or poem. You must cite and reference every story, essay or poem that you use in your paper separately, unless you are referring generally to the entire work.

Formatting Examples

Examples of formatting an in-text citation for this item are outlined below:

Reference Information                                                

Faulkner, W. (2012). A rose for Emily. In J. Guance, S. Mayr, D. LePan, M. Mather, & B. Miller (Eds.), The Broadview anthology of short fiction. (2nd ed., pp. 154-216). Broadview Press. (Original work published 1930)

In-text Citation Guidelines



Story, essay or poem author's last name and year of original publication/year of anthology publication placed in brackets at the end of a paraphrased sentence.

Note: If you are paraphrasing from a lengthy document, also include page, paragraph or heading info. 


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Faulkner, 1930/2012).                        


Sentence beginning with story, essay or poem author's last name followed immediately by year of original publication/year of anthology publication  in brackets; page # in brackets at the end of the quote.


According to Faulkner (1930/2012), "consider this a direct quote" (p. 158).

Remember, in-text citation formatting changes depending on a number of factors.

See Number of Authors, Publication Date, and Page/Paragraph Number or Heading for more information.  

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