Braddock Avenue Books and series editor Tara L. Masih are proud to present the 2017 winners, finalists, and semifinalists for The Best Small Fictions 2017. This is a group effort, so thank you to our staff editors, Mel Bosworth and Michelle Elvy; our roving editors, Blake Kimzey, Alan King, and Kathryn Kulpa; our consulting editors, Kim Chinquee, Leesa Cross-Smith, Ioanna Mavrou, and Ben White; our advisory members, especially Mary Slechta and Clare MacQueen. But our biggest thanks must go to our guest judge Amy Hempel, for the hard work of narrowing down 105 finalists to 55 winners in a highly competitive year. Look for our launch in September 2017. And congratulations to all!
The Best Small Fictions Anthology
The Best Small Fictions Editors 2017
Guest Editor: Amy Hempel
Series Editor: Tara L. Masih
Mel Bosworth, Assistant Editor, Domestic
Michelle Elvy, Assistant Editor, International
The Best Small Fictions is the first contemporary anthology solely devoted to honoring the best short hybrid fiction published in a calendar year.
The series began in 2015, featuring seasoned and emerging writers. Flash, micro fiction, prose poetry, and haibun stories are just some examples of the hybrid forms honored. Tara L. Masih founded the annual series and serves as series editor; guest editors include Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert Olen Butler (2015), PEN/Malamud Award winner and O. Henry Prize winner Stuart Dybek (2016), and Rea Award and PEN/Malamud Award winner Amy Hempel (2017).
Braddock Avenue Books is extremely excited to announce a new publishing partnership with The Best Small Fictions starting with publication of the 2017 anthology, guest edited by Amy Hempel.
The Best Small Fictions is the first contemporary anthology solely devoted to honoring the best short hybrid fiction published in a calendar year. With this annual, we seek to promote the seasoned writer as well as the emerging writer.