The Best Small Fictions 2015

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The Best Small Fictions 2015

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It takes many small things to make something big. Fifty-five acclaimed and emerging writers-including Emma Bolden, Ron Carlson, Kelly Cherry, Stuart Dybek, Blake Kimzey, Roland Leach, Bobbie Ann Mason, Diane Williams, and Hiromi Kawakami-have made the debut of The Best Small Fictions 2015 something significant, something worthwhile, and something necessary. Featuring spotlights on Pleiades journal and Michael Martone, this international volume-with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler serving as guest editor and award-winning editor Tara L. Masih as series editor-is a celebration of the diversity and quality captured in fiction forms fewer than 1,000 words. Small fictions by Adam O’Fallon Price, Anna Lea Jancewicz, Anya Yurchyshyn, Blake Kimzey, Bobbie Ann Mason, Brent Rydin, Casandra Lopez, Catherine Moore, Chris L. Terry, Claire Joanne Huxham, Dan Gilmore, Dan Moreau, Danielle McLaughlin, Dave Petraglia, David Mellerick Lynch, Dawn Raffel, Dee Cohen, Diane Williams, Emma Bolden, George Choundas, Hiromi Kawakami, J. Duncan Wiley, James Claffey, James Keegan, Jane Liddle, Jane Swan, Jeff Streeby, Jonathan Humphrey, Julia Strayer, Kathryn Savage, Kelly Cherry, Lauren Becker, Leesa Cross-Smith, Lindsey Drager, Lisa Marie Basile, Maureen Seaton, Michael Garriga, Michael Martone, Misty Ellingburg, Naomi Telushkin, Randall Brown, Roland Leach, Ron Carlson, Ron Riekki, Rusty Barnes, Seth Brady Tucker, Stefanie Freele, Stephen Orloske, Stuart Dybek, Valerie Vogrin, William Todd Seabrook, Yennie Cheung, Zack Bean

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Featuring small fictions by Adam O'Fallon Price, Anna Lea Jancewicz, Anya Yurchyshyn, Blake Kimzey, Bobbie Ann Mason, Brent Rydin, Casandra Lopez, Catherine Moore, Chris L. Terry, Claire Joanne Huxham, Dan Gilmore, Dan Moreau, Danielle McLaughlin, Dave Petraglia, David Mellerick Lynch, Dawn Raffel, Dee Cohen, Diane Williams, Emma Bolden, George Choundas, Hiromi Kawakami, J. Duncan Wiley, James Claffey, James Keegan, Jane Liddle, Jane Swan, Jeff Streeby, Jonathan Humphrey, Julia Strayer, Kathryn Savage, Kelly Cherry, Lauren Becker, Leesa Cross-Smith, Lindsey Drager, Lisa Marie Basile, Maureen Seaton, Michael Garriga, Michael Martone, Misty Shipman Ellingburg, Naomi Telushkin, Randall Brown, Roland Leach, Ron Carlson, Ron Riekki, Rusty Barnes, Seth Brady Tucker, Stefanie Freele, Stephen Orloske, Stuart Dybek, Valerie Vogrin, William Todd Seabrook, Yennie Cheung, Zack Bean

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"The time is right for a Best of the Year anthology." --Stuart Dybek, author of The Coast of Chicago and Ecstatic Cahoots

"This is truly a well-selected collection and it has given me a new appreciation for small fiction. The Best Small Fictions 2015 will make you a believer in small fiction as literature." --Joseph Spuckler, Evil Cyclist's Bookshelf

"In this extraordinary collection of small fictions . . . readers are gifted with stories that slap wings onto their backs or drop anchors into their hearts, oftentimes both." --The Small Press Book Review

"The Best Small Fictions 2015 achieves [a] bright, burning end through its broad sweep of stories, leaving the open-minded, open-hearted reader breathless." --Brandon Romano, Fiction Southeast

"These small fictions are small only in length, not in impact. Their minuteness provides a different lens upon life--one that illuminates the telling yet elusive moments that bigger stories often overlook.... A series celebrating these tiny gems is long overdue." --Grant Faulkner, cofounder of 100 Word Story, author of Fissures
 
"The loud and long message of the seemingly quiet and the definitely short is in ample supply inThe Best Small Fictions 2015.... [T]here is pathos, depth and welcome language-fireworks in these small gems." --Nuala Ní Chonchúir, author of Miss Emily

"Super-short stories . . . have exploded in popularity. Where should newbies start? With Best Small Fictions 2015 . . . [r]eaders will be introduced to a wealth of fresh and existing talent....Discover some haunting voices for yourself this fall." --Rebecca Foster, BookTrib

"What an astonishing book--how practically every fiction seems a vaster story told in brief." --X.J. Kennedy, author of Fits of Concision: collected poems of six or fewer lines

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