The Best Small Fictions 2017 (2020)

The Best Small Fictions The Best Small Fictions offers readers exceptional small fictions by authors This acclaimed new annual series hailed as a milestone for the short story continues to honor contemporary mas
  • Title: The Best Small Fictions 2017
  • Author: Amy Hempel Tara Lynn Masih Maria Calabretta Cancio-Bella Jesse Goolsby W. Todd Kaneko Jen Knox Na'amen Gobert Tilahun Tara Laskowski
  • ISBN: 9780998966717
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Best Small Fictions 2017
    The Best Small Fictions 2017 offers readers 55 exceptional small fictions by 53 authors This acclaimed new annual series, hailed as a milestone for the short story, continues to honor contemporary masters and emerging writers of short short and hybrid forms from across the globe Guest editor Amy Hempel chose the winners from a pool of 105 finalists They conjure and sThe Best Small Fictions 2017 offers readers 55 exceptional small fictions by 53 authors This acclaimed new annual series, hailed as a milestone for the short story, continues to honor contemporary masters and emerging writers of short short and hybrid forms from across the globe Guest editor Amy Hempel chose the winners from a pool of 105 finalists They conjure and seduce, they startle and haunt, they are funny and searing, short and shorter The 2017 volume includes Pamela Painter, Brian Doyle, Ian Seed, Frankie McMillan, Karen Brennan, Stuart Dybek, and W Todd Kaneko, and spotlights Joy Williams and SmokeLong Quarterly.Featuring Small Fictions by Nick Admussen Nick Almeida Lydia Armstrong Matthew Baker Amy Sayre Baptista Karen Brennan Larry Brown Randall Brown Erin Calabria Marci Calabretta Cancio Bello Carrie Cooperider Emily Corwin Christopher DeWan Brian Doyle Stuart Dybek Kathy Fish Sherrie Flick Scott Garson Jesse Goolsby Michael Hammerle Hannah Harlow Allegra Hyde W Todd Kaneko Joy Katz Jen Knox Len Kuntz Tara Laskowski Oscar Mancinas Ras Mashramani Frankie McMillan Heather McQuillan Cole Meyer Eugenie Montague Pamela Painter Alvin Park Kimberly King Parsons Gen Del Raye Mona Leigh Rose Na amen Gobert Tilahun Cameron Quincy Todd Matt Sailor Rebecca Schiff Robert Scotellaro Ian Seed Alex Simand Julia Slavin Michael C Smith Phillip Sterling Anne Valente Harriot West Joy Williams Keith Woodruff William Woolfitt
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    1. There s something about an extremely short poem that calls for attention Surrounded by white space, it stands out, glowing like an island inviting us to land It asks for only a moment of our time, and offers the hope of instant reward X J KennedyThe Best Small Fictions 2017 is guest edited by Amy Hempel Hempel is a former student of Gordon Lish, in whose workshop she wrote several of her first stories She has produced three other collections At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom 1990 , which includ [...]

    2. Just yesterday I read an online article that listed the writer s favorite very short fiction pieces She also mused on the idea that flash fiction was perhaps out of fashion Through the years I ve heard the same of any length short stories, but that s never been my experience This series is proof that to paraphrase Mark Twain the report of the death of small fiction is an exaggeration As with the earlier two volumes, though quality is consistent, the works are satisfyingly varied Just to list sev [...]

    3. This is an excellent collection of small fictions, short fictions I have come to appreciate this form so much since I was first introduced to it by Tara Lynn Masih a few years ago To have the skill to tell a story, convey emotions so fully in such a short space and to have it be complete, complex, a full experience, is amazing.There are so many stories I enjoyed or was moved by One of the most powerful was Don t Walk by Joy Katz Initially I was confused and then I was there with the writer, the [...]

    4. 3.75 Now in its third year, this anthology collects the year s best short stories under 1,000 words Starting with a zinger of a first line is one strategy for making a short short story stand out, and there are certainly some excellent opening sentences here Symbols and similes are also crucial to conveying shorthand meaning Two stand outs are States of Matter, Tara Laskowski s deliciously creepy story of revenge aided by a gravedigger and Matthew Baker s The President s Doubles, in which an isl [...]

    5. Review of The Best Small Fictions 2017I was so excited to get the opportunity to review an early release of The Best Small Fictions 2017 edited by Amy Hempel One of my favorite sentence makers Get her Collected Stories right now and Tara L Masih And thanks to Braddock Avenue Books for taking the reins to publish this third volume of the anthology which I ve been loving since before the first one I LOVE Flash and Microfiction and was very very pleased to find several wonderful pieces of Microfict [...]

    6. A lot of work goes into this series And we love the writing that we get to give a special nod to This is my last year as series editor It s been quite an experience setting this up, designing it twice, and bringing it out into the world for you readers Thanks to all of you who helped make it a small press bestseller As one of our reviewers says, each story is a mini masterwork Hope you will check it out and judge for yourself.

    7. My general thoughts about the Best Small Fictions series are probably no secret I ve called both BSF 2015 and BSF 2016 the most important books published in their respective years.This year is no different.The most important book published this year is now and will prove to be Best Small Fictions 2017.Now that s we ve established that once again, I will say this year has been a particularly good year for flash fiction The New Yorker has decided to publish flash stories throughout the summer thou [...]

    8. It is amazing to me how big a story can come from such very small fictions A perfect book to bring to work to read during my 15 minute break I especially liked , What the Beach Tree Knows by William Woolfitt , The Farmers Market by Hannah Harlow and My Devils by Brian Doyle This was a giveaway , thank you

    9. If you logon to Duotrope and conduct a search for publications which feature flash fiction, you will find over 1000 listings featuring every genre, audience and market imaginable The list is daunting and inspiring at the same time This speaks to the increasing popularity of short fiction in an age where attention spans have shortened and technology has rendered it possible for a reader to carry hundreds of books on e readers that can be slipped inside of purses and bags continue reading atctdale [...]

    10. As a contributor to this year s BSF, I am thrilled to be among so many lovely stories in this book I particularly enjoyed Election Cycle by Alex Simand, Summer by Keith Woodruff, and Killerman by Michael Hammerle But honestly, just pick it up and open to any page and you will be delighted.

    11. This Collection Wow I reviewed BSF 2016 and came away impressed by about half of the stories I got a review copy of this book from Tara Masih this summer After finishing this collection tonight I came away loving so many of them Those I didn t love I still really liked or appreciated BSF 2017 has a great range to it, full of so many styles and voices and effects.These stories evoke laughter, pain, and a variety of emotions Among my favorites were Joy Williams Dearest, and her Polyurethane, Larry [...]

    12. The TL DR version skip this year s edition Read Wigleaf s Top 50 Very Short Fictions instead for exciting flash fiction This year s edition of Best Small Fictions is incredibly disappointing It doesn t have the same crackling energy as last year s addition and I wonder if that s because it s the same flash fiction gatekeepers imposing what they feel is truly the best flash fiction, which seemed to be shorter versions of Raymond Carver stories so than anything else I would challenge the series e [...]

    13. A splendid and varied collection of flash fiction Despite having published my own collection in the genre, I did not know much about it before.

    14. Again, another year of great small fictions collected As I read, I started a list of all the great stories and the separate reasons they re great I kept reading and the list kept growing and, by the time I finished the book, my list with its reasons seemed longer than the book Read the book It s that good.

    15. Perfect for teachingAn excellent anthology exploring the landscape of flash fiction These stories pin you down like bolts of lightning impossibly strong however brief Great book to teach emerging writers such as my self.

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