The Best Small Fictions Anthology

The Best Small Fictions 2018 Nomination Guidelines

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 as well as the emerging writer.

Journal editors and book publishers: submit up to five nominations from your print or online journals, chapbooks, broadsides, or story collections. Small fictions consist of 6 words to 1,000 words, and may take any traditional or experimental form and include illustrations or photos.

Editors and advisory board

The Best Small Fictions Editors 2018

Editors and Advisory Board

Guest Editor: Aimee Bender
Series Editor: Sherrie Flick
Founding Series Editor: Tara Masih
Chauna Craig, Assistant Editor, Domestic
Michelle Elvy, Assistant Editor, International

About The Best Small Fictions anthology

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).