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.Buy Now - $16.95
Coming in October 2016, the second volume of The Best Small Fictions promises the same excitement and depth as the first.
Stuart Dybek will serve as Guest Editor and Series Editor Tara L. Masih will be joined by Michelle Elvy as Assistant Editor, International, and Clare MacQueen, Assistant Editor, Domestic. X. J. (Joe) Kennedy will serve as Prose Poetry Consultant and Small Fictions Consultants include Michael Martone, Dawn Raffel, Motoyuki Shibata, and James Thomas.Guidelines
Founded in Plano, Texas, in 2011 as a small independent publisher, Queen’s Ferry Press specializes in literary fiction. Inspired by a Scottish coastal estuary through which crossings have occurred for over a thousand years, the press seeks to publish works that convey via structuring and interpretation. At Queen’s Ferry Press, physical crafting and emotional connection are celebrated.
The press currently releases 10–15 titles a year, many from debut authors, and is the publisher of Shadows of Men, the 2013 recipient of the TIL Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction. On the Edges of Vision, by Helen McClory, was recently shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year Award.
Queen’s Ferry Press is proud to extend its mission of providing a venue for fine writing; the press recently announced the debut of The Best Small Fictions, an annual print anthology to compile the best international short fiction in a calendar year.
Submissions are accepted March 1st–August 31st exclusively through our submission manager. Although the manuscript in its entirety should be previously unpublished, individual portions that have appeared in other venues should be credited as such. Simultaneous submissions are invited, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Be sure to include a cover letter as the first page of your Microsoft Word–compatible file that includes:
For The Best Small Fictions nominations, please see The Best Small Fictions 2016 guildelines
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