The Best Small Fictions Anthology Selections
2021

Spotlighted Journals:

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Spotlighted Stories:

"Lil Miss Jackson" - Nefertiti Asanti - Split Lip Magazine

"Smoothies" - Venita Blackburn - Split Lip Magazine

 "Edna’s Boy" - Julie Cadman-Kim - Jellyfish Review

"Chalk" - Vanessa Chan - FlashFlood

"I’ll Allow It Maybe Just This Once" - Jeff Chon - Okay Donkey

"57 Ways to Talk About Your Time" - Kanya D’Almeida - The Bangalore Review

 "Alfonso" - Sam Dunnington - Flash Fiction Online

"Walnuts" - Jenna Heller - Flash Frontier and National Flash Fiction Day (NZ)

 "A Eulogy" - Michael Hendery - X-R-A-Y

"Offering" - LaToya Jordan - Anmly

"Lucy Ignores Death" - L. Soviero - SmokeLong Quarterly

 

Full Selections:

"Your Grandmother’s Antique" - Adedayo Agarau - Ruminate.com

 "The Field of Dead Girls" - Cassandra de Alba - Lost Balloon

"My Neighbor’s Red Shoes" - Layla Al-Bedawi - Wigleaf

"Johnson County" - Jules Archer - Emerge Literary Journal

"Ma‘i maliu (i)" - Tusiata Avia - The Savage Coloniser (Victoria Univ Press 2020)

 "Get Bent" - A.A. Balaskovits - Gargoyle

 "The Farmer’s Daughter" - Melissa Benton Barker - Longleaf Review

"Eagle Swallowing Girl" - Kate Bernheimer - Adroit Journal

 "To Cut a Long Story Short" - Laura Besley - The Almost Mothers (Dahlia Books)

 "Kayfabe" - Brett Biebel - Third Point Press

"Avian Elegies" - Shannon Bowring - Waterwheel Review

 "When the Pregnant Girls First Arrive at St. Eulalia’s Home for the Lost and Wayward" - Audra Kerr Brown - New Flash Fiction Review

"A Primo Place to Stay" - Melissa Llanes Brownlee - Citron Review

 "Rest Stops and Parking Lots" - Aaron Burch - X-R-A-Y

 "Star Count of Orion" - Caroliena Cabada - JMWW

"The Greatest Show" - Tara Campbell - 100 Words

 "Footnotes on a Love Story" - K-Ming Chang - The Rumpus

"Fable" - K-Ming Chang - Fractured Lit

"The Sky Stretches Clear and Whole for a Single, Hovering Heartbeat" - Myna Chang - This is What America Looks Like (Washington Writers’ Publishing House)

"Of Hours So Unsure" - Jerry Chiemeke - Moonchild Magazine

"Wings of Return" - Don Mee Choi - Literary Hub and DMZ Colony (Wave Books)

 "Studies in Microscopy" - Samantha Xiao Cody - Split Lip Magazine

"Katya" - Noa Covo - Hayden’s Ferry Review

 "The Dissolution of Peter McCaffrey" - Simon Cowdroy - Bath Flash Fiction Award

"Recipe for a Funeral" - Vanessa Crofskey - AUP New Poets 6 (Auckland University Press)

"Acorns of Memories" - Shome Dasgupta - Truffle Magazine

"Consider the Shape of Your Fist" - Leah Dawdy - The Masters Review

 "*69" - Leonora Desar - SmokeLong Quarterly

"Waikiki, O’ahu" - David Eggleton - Flash Frontier

"I Played the Queen" - Pia Z. Ehrhardt - Matter Press

 "The Opening Ceremony" - Bushra Elfadil - Translated by Elisabeth Jaquette - The Common

"Fuck/Conferences" - Inua Ellams - Wildness and The Actual (Penned in the Margins)

"Sanitize" - Maia Paras Evrigenis - Necessary Fiction

"Ithaca, NY: C, Six Mile Creek" - Katherine Fallon - Minola Review

"To Pieces" - Abby Feden - Smokelong Quarterly

"Regeneration" - Epiphany Ferrell - New Flash Fiction Review

"Tilt" - Pat Foran - Anti-Heroin Chic

 "The gulls, or maybe the rats" - Mary Francis - Flash Frontier and National Flash Fiction Day (NZ)

"Once a Fisherman" - Caroljean Gavin - Pithead Chapel

"The Donor" - Teolinda Gersão - Translated by Margaret Jull Costa - The Common

"An Apology, of Sorts, to My Brother at His Funeral" - Diane D. Gillette - Reflex Fiction

 "A poem with two memories of Venezuela" - Mónica Gomery - Minola Review

 "Mama’s Stone" - Connor Goodwin - Monkeybicycle

 "The Space of Continuous Decline" - Mary Grimm - Longleaf Review

 "July First and Last" - Stephen Ground - Orca Lit

"Aperture" - Christy Alexander Hallberg - Fiction Southeast

"Six Dreams about the Train" - Maria Haskins - Flash Fiction Online

 "Freakbeat" - Kyle Hemmings - MacQueen’s Quinterly

 "Buying Raindrops" - Sabrina Hicks - Atlas and Alice

"Sinkhole" - Jules Hogan - Pidgeonholes

"Chop" - Tim Horvath - Big Other

 "Karst" - Ben Jackson - American Short Fiction

"Space Rocks" - Alexsandr Kanevskiy - Atticus Review

"The Border Town" - Mehr-Afarin Kohan - Citron Review

 "Salty Owl" - Kristin Kozlowski - Cease, Cows

 "Inside, Outside" - Carol Krause - Minola Review

"The North" - Babak Lakghomi - American Short Fiction

"Past Hertz" - Hillary Leftwich - Big Other

 "Boba Talk" - Andy Lopez - Longleaf Review

"However Many Sayings to Live and Die By" - Robert Lopez - Big Other

"A Fall Play: In One Act and Three Scenes " - David Luntz - Orca Lit

"There, I Said It" - Tori Malcangio - Lascaux Review

 "[Summer day, toward the end of February]" - Sergio Mansilla Torres - Translated by Cynthia Steele - The Southern Review

"Life Underground" - Avra Margariti - Orca Lit

 "404-PAGE NOT FOUND" - Sam Martone - Threadcount

"The Apparitions" - Kirsty McGrory - The Disappointed Housewife

 "Johnny Owl" - Frankie McMillan - Atticus Review

 "Perry & Joe’s Uranium Sitting Pavilion" - James Miller - Rabid Oak

 "Freak Deaths" - Aishwarya Mishra - X-R-A-Y

 "Ninety Four-Five" - Asha Mohamed - AFREADA

"In the Corners" - Feliz Moreno - Anomaly

 "Fractures" - Elizabeth Morton - This is your real name (Otago University Press)

"I am a void" - Jackson Nieuwland - I am a human being (Compound Press)

"Your Mama’s a Hippo" - Clodagh O’Brien - FlashFlood

 "The Sorrow Box" - Rachel O’Neill - Stasis Journal

"Red" - Melissa Ostrom - Matchbook

"The Home for Problem Girls" - Emmilea O’Toole - Hayden’s Ferry Review

"Megaberry Crunch" - Marcus Pactor - Juked

 "Swamp" - Mandira Pattnaik - Ilanot Review

"Crocodile" - Ashleigh Bell Pedersen - The Masters Review

 "Procedures for Moving House in the Sims 4" - Maria S. Picone - Whale Road Review

 "Alvin" - Vincent Poturica - Hayden’s Ferry Review

"Miyazaki Bloom" - Nina Powles - Starling and Magnolia 木蘭 (Seraph Press)

 "Hunger" - Leanne Radojkovich - Turbine/Kapohau

 "Three Cities" - Dawn Raffel - Big Other

"Quarantine Ride" - Bill Ratner - MacQueen’s Quinterly

"Ahoy" - Rashi Rohatgi - A-Minor

 "Cake or Pie" - Michelle Ross - Wigleaf

 "'Salvation' by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Jessie Rothwell - Furious Gravity

"Last Call" - Tim Saunders - National Flash Fiction Day (NZ)

 "Lighthouse" - Melissa Scholes Young - Gargoyle

"How to Build a God" - Robert Scotellaro - Flash Boulevard and What are the Chances (Press 53)

"Connie Ramone’s Day Off" - Sophia Shalmiyev - Portland Review

"unless the building has collapsed await instructions to evacuate" - Tracey Slaughter - if there is no shelter (Ad Hoc Fiction)

 "Sparrow" - Mary McLaughlin Slechta - Mom Egg Review

 "Come Bird, Stranger" - Grace Q. Song - Into the Void

 "Summer—i.e. the time capsule" - Jaime Speed - Anti-Heroin Chic

"Animals with Wings" - Rosanna Staffa - Gargoyle

 "Sirens" - Marija Stajic - Gargoyle

"When You Sneak Out with Kim for a Cigarette Between SGA and Lunch" - Alina Stefanescu - Midway Journal

"Raise the Babies" - Jan Stinchcomb - Fractured Lit

"Balthazar" - John Elizabeth Stintzi - Adroit Journal

"Eight Houses" - Marcus Tan - No Contact Mag

 "Auntie Cheeks" - Renee Jessica Tan - Flash Fiction Online

 "Beaver Dams and the Final Beaver Dam" - Kaj Tanaka - Heavy Feather Review

 "Root, Branch, Tree" - Sharon Telfer - National Flash Fiction Day (UK)

 "On a Fault Line" - Jacqui Reiko Teruya - Passages North

"Falderal" - Aicha Martine Thiam - Moonchild Magazine

 "Violet" - Phoebe Thomson - Litro

 "Menemsha Hills Reservation" - Jennifer Tseng - Adroit Journal

 "Spree" - Meg Tuite - X-R-A-Y

"Horsemouth and Aquariumhead" - Elizabeth H. Turner - Lost Balloon

 "Infinite Swimmer" - Socorro Venegas - Translated by Toshiya Kamei - Trampset

 "How Fragile the Seam" - Sherre Vernon - The Ilanot Review

"There are a thousand ways to love a snake but only one way to kill it" - Shreya Vikram - SmokeLong Quarterly

"April Tornado Watch" - Zoe Whittall - Minola Review

 "The Apocalypse in Stages or Your First Kiss" - Miranda Williams - Gordon Square Review

 "Polaroid" - Catherine Wong - Wildness

 "Grave Sweeping" - Victor Yang - Southern Review

 "Unarmed" - Abdulbaseet Yusuff" - Moonpark Review

"Lovebird" - Hananah Zaheer - Pithead Chapel

 "The Stone Girl" - Lucy Zhang - Cheap Pop

 

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"13 Ways of Looking at Flash Fiction" - Grant Faulkner - Literary Hub