The Best Small Fictions Anthology Selections
2022

Spotlighted Journals:

Fairy Tale Review

Hobart

Litro

Portland Review

Wigleaf

 

 

Spotlighted Stories:

"Ten New Words" - Farah Ali - Split Lip

“Life Times Nine” - Sudha Balagopal - matchbook

“Instructions for Visiting Our State’s Correction Facility” - Jo Goren - The Ilanot Review

“A Too Small Room” - Yume Kitasei - Fractured Lit

"The Aching Wait" - Hanne Larsson - Lunate

“The Sudden Ocean” - Nicholas Maistros - Baltimore Review

“We are Five Cousins” - Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera - Peatsmoke Journal

“All the Important Elements” - Pip Robertson - trampset

“Cocoon” - Maurice Carlos Ruffin - The Ones Who Don’t Say they Love You (One World)

“My Aunt Doesn’t Care in Four Different Languages” - Nardine Taleb - Electric Literature

“Ama” - Amy Wang - Sine Theta

 

Full Selections:

"“Pav Queen for a Day” - Alex Reece Abbott - Flash Frontier

“Chromatic” - Ashia Ajani - Hennepin Review

“47” - Shereen Akhtar - Masters Review

“Kerosene Man” - Christopher Allen - Fictive Dream

“What Will Happen to the Fat Girl” - Jessie Lovett Allen - The Forge

“Jum Climbs the Tualang Tree” - Kelli Allen - Gargoyle

“On the Transit of Our Great-Grandmother” - Akhim Alexis - Chestnut Review

“Advanced Math for the Sleepless” - Laila Amado - Milk Candy Review

“aila kageyama” - Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi - Electric Literature

“Little White Birds” - Natasha Ayaz - Narrative Magazine

“Intimates” - Amy Barnes - 2020 NFFD Anthology: Root, Branch, Tree & Mother Figures (ELJ Editions)

“Back Home” - Elodie Barnes - Gone Lawn

“Bread” - Lana Bastašić - translated by Celia Hawkesworth - Freeman’s  

“The Collector” - Roberta Beary - International Tales of Brilliant Flash Fiction (Brilliant Flash Fiction)

“Swimming” - Tina Jenkins Bell - Jet Fuel Review

“Undergrowth” - Melissa Bowers - SmokeLong Quarterly

“Finnegan’s (Fiancée Goes McArthur Park on His Birthday) Cake” - John Brantingham - MacQueen’s Quinterly

“Walker Brentson” - Margaret Emma Brandl - The Boiler

“Crystal Pigs” - Allison Brice - Lascaux Review

“A Folktale of Follicles” - Victoria Buitron - Litro

“The Twelve Dancing Princesses” - Sarah Shun-lien Bynum - Fairy Tale Review

“A Lethal Woman” - K.B. Carle - No Contact

“Radish Head” - K-Ming Chang – matchbook

“After Your Wedding” - Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar - Kahini and Morsels of Purple (Alien Buddha Press)

“Dennis Lee & Our Souls” - Celeste Chen - Perhappened

“Faster” - Whitney Collins - Shenandoah

“The Good Life” - Sheldon Lee Compton - Gone Lawn
“Smoldering” - Tommy Dean - South Florida Poetry Journal

“The Summer Before the Glitter Fell Out of My Eyes - Mary DeCarlo - Had

“Tales from Institut für Sexualwissenschaft” - Alex DiFrancesco - Waxwing

“Fiesta Chili Pepper Period” - Catherine Chiarella Domonkos - Flash Frontier

“Shoes” - Mustapha Enesi - Litro

“some hard, hot places” - Kathy Fish - Ploughshares

“Broken Keys” - Jennifer Fliss - Ghost Parachute

“The Irish Guest at the Wedding in Krakow” - Linda Nemec Foster - MacQueen’s Quinterly

“Tortillas Burning” - Carribean Fragoza - Eat the Mouth that Feeds You (City Lights Books)

“You Come Here Often” - Sarah Freligh - South Florida Poetry Journal

“13 Mysteries” - Mack Gelber - Monkeybicycle

“In the Winter” - Puloma Ghosh - CRAFT

“Live Maine Lobsters” - David K. Gibson - Wigleaf

“The Sowder Sisters” - Molly Giles - Wife with Knife (Leapfrog Press) & Fiction Southeast

“Bon Appetit” - Matan Gold - Portland Review

“Compulsion” - Sharon Goldberg - Jellyfish Review

“LAP” - Pamela Gordon - Gargoyle

“Instructions for Lovers” - Lauren Green - Southeast Review

“The Maiden Without Hands” - Lauren Groff - Fairy Tale Review

“Graciela” – Tarak a Hamada - SAND Journal

“Hot Cold & Blue” - Charlotte Hamrick - Still: The Journal

“Basic Holiday Math” - D.E. Hardy - Instant Noodles (Devil’s Party Press)

“Sliver” - Candace Hartsuyker - Exposition Review

“The Oracle Monger” - Frederick Highland - Gargoyle

“Ewe” - Sara Hills - Cease, Cows

“Reflecting Pool” - Yong-Yu Huang - Cheap Pop

“The Anti-Fascist” - Naomi Kanakia - West Branch

“Black Annis” - Matt Kendrick - New Flash Fiction Review

“Apologetics” - Jackie Thomas Kennedy - Idaho Review

“The Breakfast Triptych” - Alexandra Kessler - Lost Balloon

“Everybody” - Farhana Khalique - National Flash Fiction Day UK

“The Mirror” - David Hoon Kim - The New Yorker

“Red Bean, Chrysanthemum” - Rachel Kim - Capsule Stories

“Blue for Pints” - Sarah Leamy - Passenger’s Journal

“From one migrant to another” - Kirsten Le Harivel - The Cuba Press

“Stolen” - Zizheng Liu - Gone Lawn
“How to House the Wanting” - Julia LoFaso - Hayden’s Ferry Review

“Mayim” - Nancy Ludmerer - Streetlight Magazine

“The 10 Billion Incarnations of Hitler” - Kate MacQueen - Modern Haiku

“Rivka Survives” - Liz Marlow - Jet Fuel Review
“Some Things You’ll Do When You Would Rather Be Happy” - Laurie Marshall - Lascaux Review

“The Girl Under Glass” - Kristine Marx - Variant Literature

“The Frog Prince” – Ilana Masad - Fairy Tale Review

“How to Develop (Film)” - Candice May - Masters Review

“We Are Not Love Machines” - Miriam McEwen - SAND Journal

“The Question” - Catherine McNamara - Ellipsis Zine

“Let Us Go and Serve Other Gods” - Adam McOmber - Orca, A Literary Journal

“Their Voices Are in Their Legs” - Emily Jane Morris - Moon City Review

“Land of Eternal Thirst” - Leah Mueller - Land of Eternal Thirst (Dumpster Fire Press)

“Proper Names” - Marcus Ong Kah Ho - Hayden's Ferry Review

“Nature” - Cheryl Pappas - The Clarity of Hunger (Word West)

“Contingencies” - Susan Perabo - CRAFT

“Thoughts and Prayers” - Brenda Peynado - The Rock Eaters (Penguin Books)

“Back on the Chain Gang” - Meg Pokrass - Flash Boulevard

“Miss Darling” - Sarah Priscus - Flash Frog

“Snow Crow” - Doug Ramspeck - Bath Flash Fiction Award

“A Mere Two Yards” - Naima Rashid - Lunate

“The Story of the Bee” - Tim Raymond - Portland Review

“Hikikomori” - Karen Rigby - International Tales of Brilliant Flash Fiction (Brilliant Flash Fiction)

“Intersection” - Basmah Sakrani - Baltimore Review

“Squirm” - Robert Scotellaro - MacQueen’s Quinterly

“Permeable” - sid sibo - Orca, A Literary Journal

“Gwah Ju” - Steffi Sin - Adroit

"What They Knew" - Eric Dreyer Smith - Lotus Eater

“The Babysitter” - Kat Solomon - Wigleaf

“The Confucius Descendants Reunion Barbeque” - Jade Song - Sine Theta

“Little Feet” - Gabriella Souza - Cleaver Magazine

“My Grandmother’s Tattoo” - Joseph Tepperman - Atticus Review

“Featherlight” - Pamela Naaki Tetteh - AFREADA

“Nonna Francesca of Te Wharepōuri Street” - Catherine Trundle - Flash Frontier

“1-Ply” - Nicole Tsuno - Perhappened

“Pimiento Season” - María Alejandra Barrios Vélez - Moon City Review

“Things Never Stay Warm” – Maria Alejandra Barrios Vélez – Fractured Lit

“Local Curses” - Jack Vening - Hobart

“My Sisters and I” - Pim Wangtechawat - Capsule Stories

“Underworld” - Cate West - Janus Literary

“The Job Centre” - Alice Wilson - Apple Valley Review

“Men Buying Jewelry for Their Wives” - Naira Wilson - Wigleaf

“This Isn’t Anything” - Francine Witte - Okay Donkey

“Synonym for Tree on Fire” – Becca Yenser – Reflex Fiction

“Groceries” - Anne-Marie Yerks - Peatsmoke Journal

“Thigh Gap” - Lucy Zhang - Hobart

“Faith” – Xueyi Zhou - Chestnut Review

“Father’s Fabric” – Xueyi Zhou - JMWW