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Eighty of the best microfiction stories for 2022
THE BEST MICROFICTION anthology series provides recognition for outstanding literary stories of 400 words or fewer. Co-edited by award-winning microfiction writer/editor Meg Pokrass, and Flannery O’Connor Prize-winning author Gary Fincke, the anthology features Tania Hershman serving as final judge, three essays on craft, two interviews with the year’s top microfiction magazines, and eighty of the world's best very short short stories.
Fiction. Anthology. Short Stories.
Meg Pokrass, series editor, is the author of 7 flash fiction collections, an award-winning collection of prose poetry, 2 flash-novellas and 2 new co-written collections of flash, Picking Up The Moose, co-written with Jeff Friedman (Pelekinesis, 2022) and Disappearing Debutantes, co-written with Aimee Parkison (Outpost 19, 2023). Her work has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines and international anthologies including Electric Literature, Wigleaf, Washington Square Review, American Journal of Poetry, McSweeney's. In addition her work has appeared in 2 Norton anthologies of the flash fiction form: New Micro (W.W. Norton & Co., 2018), Flash Fiction International (W.W. Norton & Co., 2015). Meg is the Founding Editor of New Flash Fiction Review, Flash Challenge Columnist for Mslexia Magazine, and teaches private microfiction workshops.
Gary Fincke, editor, has published thirty-one books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, most recently, Bringing Back the Bones: New and Selected Poems, A Room of Rain: Stories, and THE KILLER'S DOG: STORIES.
Tania Hershman, guest editor, was joint winner of Live Canon's 2019 Poetry Pamphlet Competition with her poetry pamphlet, How High Did She Fly, published in November 2019. Her hybrid particle-physics-inspired book and what if we were all allowed to disappear was published by Guillemot Press in March 2020. Tania is also the author of a poetry collection, a poetry chapbook, and three short story and flash fiction collections. She is co- author of Writing Short Stories: A Writers' & Artists' Companion (Bloomsbury, 2014), co-creator of the @OnThisDayShe Twitter account and co-author of the On This Day She book (Bonnier, 2021), and has a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics.