Editors and Advisory board

The Best Small Fictions Editors 2018


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).

Homegrown: An interview with Catherine Zobal Dent


Braddock Avenue Books: Let’s start at the end. The final story in your collection, “Unfinished Stories of Girls,” is also the title of the entire collection. Why did you decide to use this title for the book and why did you decide to put that story last?

Zobal Dent: That last story is drawn from a novel I’m working on in which a daughter of Italian-American immigrants struggles with various accounts she’s been given of her family’s movement through time and space.

Catherine Zobal Dent

Catherine Zobal Dent was born in Washington, D.C., and raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Her fiction and reviews have appeared in numerous journals including Harvard Review, North American Review, Green Mountains Review, and PANK. She is the fiction and poetry editor of MLS and an assistant professor at the Writers Institute of Susquehanna University, and also the Executive Director of FUSE, the Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors. Unfinished Stories of Girls (Fomite Press, 2014) is her debut story collection.


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