Nancy Springer's Prom Night is an anthology of short stories about the high school Prom Night 325 prom, written by twenty-two different authors. Some of the authors are well known, others not so, but all of them have used the theme of the prom and created humorous tales that explore the emotions and tensions inherent in this social "rite of passage."
Most of the stories in Springer's collection are fantasy, giving a new meaning to the "magic" of prom night. Many of the stories feature characters who feel misplaced or awkward in the high school social arena, and most of the stories involve some traumatic experience, though with a fantastical twist. Characters include elves, fairies, aliens, and other magic beings, all of whom come together to present a unique take on the teenage dating scene.