Best Microfiction 2020

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$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Pelekinesis
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Pages
210
Dimensions
4.25 X 7.0 X 0.54 inches | 0.42 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781949790306
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About the Author

Deb Olin Unferth is the author of six books, including the novel Barn 8 (Graywolf Press, 2020). Her work has appeared in Harper's, the New York Times, The Paris Review, Granta, NOON, Conjunctions, and McSweeney's. She has received a Guggenheim fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, and a Creative Capital Fellowship, and she was a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award. A professor at the University of Texas at Austin, she also directs the Pen City Writers, a creative-writing program at a south Texas penitentiary.

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 book is a memoir-in-essays The Mayan Syndrome (Madhat Press, 2023). 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, Fractured Lit, Ghost Parachute, Pithead Chapel, New World Writing, and Flash Boulevard.
Michael Martone is the guest editor. His stories and essays have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, Story, Antaeus, North American Review, Benzene, Epoch, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Third Coast, Shenandoah, Bomb, Story Quarterly, American Short Fiction and other magazines.
Reviews

"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