Best Microfiction 2020

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4.25 X 7.0 X 0.54 inches | 0.42 pounds
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About the Author

Meg Pokrass is the author of six flash fiction collections, most recently THE DOG SEATED NEXT TO ME (Pelekinesis, 2019), and co-editor of the anthology BEST MICROFICTION 2019 (Pelekinesis, 2019). Her work has been anthologized in two Norton anthologies including New Micro (W.W. Norton & Co., 2018), Best Small Fictions 2018 and 2019, The Wigleaf Top 50, and has appeared in 350 literary magazines both online and in print. She currently serves as Flash Challenge Editor at Mslexia Magazine, Festival Curator for Flash Fiction Festival, U.K. (Bristol), and Founding/Managing Editor of New Flash Fiction Review.

Since its inception, Gary Fincke has been co-editor (with Meg Pokrass) of the annual anthology BEST MICROFICTION. His books have won the Flannery O'Connor Prize for Short Fiction, The Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Nonfiction Prose, and what is now the Wheeler Prize for Poetry. His latest collection of full-length stories is Nothing Falls from Nowhere (Stephen F. Austin, 2021). Besides having work chosen to appear in Best American Essays 2020 and Best Small Fictions 2020, he has recently published flash fiction at such sites as Craft, Wigleaf, Vestal Review, Atticus Review, Ghost Parachute, Pithead Chapel, New World Writing, and Flash Boulevard.

Michael Martone has retired from teaching after forty years. He has authored or edited many books of fiction and nonfiction, among them The Complete Writings of Art Smith, The Bird Boy of Fort Wayne, Edited by Michael Martone; The Moon Over Wapakoneta: Fictions and Science Fictions from Indiana and Beyond; The Blue Guide to Indiana; Four for a Quarter; and Michael Martone. He lives in Tuscaloosa.


"Here is a single place to celebrate all the wondrous and wonderful bigness of the tiniest of stories. Best Microfiction is amazing. A great accomplishment."
-- Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month

"Short, sharp, funny, and sometimes dark. Penguins, too. The microfictions in Best Microfiction 2020 are compressed works of wondrous delight."
-- Marcy Dermansky, author of Very Nice.

"Reading these tiny, bright micro-fictions, I can't help thinking of the scattered, chaotic molecules of coal, buried deep in black earth, compressed into diamonds, an effortless-seeming mine craft, like there's nothing to it at all. Impossible not to marvel at these micro-fictions, such tiny bright suns as these."
-- Lex Williford, author of Superman on the Roof