Wall of Jellyfish

Our writers and our stories have been recognized by Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Norton Reader, Best Small Fictions, Best of the Net, Best Microfiction, and the Wigleaf Top 50. We have repeatedly had work shared on FlipBoard and on the WordPress Discover, and Pushcart Prize Contributing Editors have nominated our stories for Pushcart Prizes. We’ve been taught on uncountable college MFA syllabuses and enjoyed on podcasts, in articles, and at readings all over the world. We’re also lucky enough to have had the chance to publish some of our heroes too!

This page is our chance to celebrate some of the writers who have done something extra special for us.

WALL OF JELLYFISHERS

Ben Loory The Pot: Our sixth year anniversary story

A month’s worth of stories to celebrate our fifth anniversary!

Amber Sparks The Men in Paris Always Wanted: Our fourth year anniversary story

Kim Chinquee 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Microfictions: Our third year anniversary stories – all 12 of them! Including Psychiatrist – Wigleaf Top 50 2019

Kathy Fish Collective Nouns for Humans in the Wild: Our second year anniversary story, and one of the most important pieces ever published. Best Small Fictions 2018. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018. Nominated for a Pushcart by Pushcart Prize Contributing Editors. Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2018. Featured in the Norton Reader, 15th Edition

Randall Brown Disintegration: Our first year anniversary story, by one of our personal heroes.

Samantha Xiao Cody Ravenous: Best of the Net 2020

Mercedes Lucero Model Survivors: Best of the Net 2019

Julie Cadman-Kim Edna: Best Small Fictions 2021

Umaima Munir Mouths of Brown Girls: Best Small Fictions 2020

Molly Gabriel XO Training: Best Small Fictions 2020

Santino Prinzi Upon Discovering That Cows Can Swim: Best Small Fictions 2019

Melissa Goode It Falls: Best Small Fictions 2018

Lori Sambol Brody I Want to Believe the Truth Is Out There: Best Small Fictions 2018 Finalist

Cathy Ulrich These Clouds Are Not the Same Clouds; This Sky Is Not the Same Sky: Best Small Fictions 2018 Semi-Finalist

K-Ming Chang Asymmetry: Best Microfiction 2021

Meghan Phillips When you first meet the telepath: Best Microfiction 2020

Archana Sridhar Rechargeable Moons: Best Microfiction 2020

Tara Isabel Zambrano A brief progression of natural disasters: Best Microfiction 2020

Myfanwy Collins  Euthanasia: Best Microfiction 2019

Angela Readman We Make Our Own Beaches: Biffy 50 2019-2020

Anne O’Leary You Will: Biffy50 2018-2019

Damhnait Monaghan Neverlands: Biffy50 2018-2019

Ellen Rhudy Hostile Bodies: Wigleaf Top 50 2020

Helen McClory Il Uomo Morto: Wigleaf Top 50 2020

Meghan Phillips When you first meet the telepath: Wigleaf Top 50 2020

Davis MacMillan A Shock: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2020

Emily Weber The Booth: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2020

Exodus Oktavia Brownlow When It Gets Cold in the South, Only the Pumpernickel Survives: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2020

Melissa Goodrich Subject left blank – are you sure you want to send?: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2020

Michelle Ross Manhandle: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2020

Shivani Mutneja Ugly Husband: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2020

Steve Chang In Another Life I Used to Be a Dog: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2020

Kim Chinquee Psychiatrist: Wigleaf Top 50 2019

Nancy Au Kintsugi: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2019

Christy & Ryan Call What Causes Hailstones?: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2019

Chloe N. Clark The Intimacy of Objects: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2019

Kat Gonso Cleveland, 2009: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2019

Alys Jackson The Utter Absence of Everything: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2019

Ajay Patri A Song for the Monsters: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2019

Colleen Rothman The Takeover: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2019

Hugh Behm-Steinberg Goodwill: Wigleaf Top 50 2018

Geordie Williams Flantz Horses: Wigleaf Top 50 2018

Kathryn McMahon Crocodile Wife: Wigleaf Top 50 2018

Lincoln Michel Not Courtney Cox: Wigleaf Top 50 2018

Katherine Forbes Riley Speaks My Language: Wigleaf Top 50 2018

Kathy Fish Collective Nouns for Humans in the Wild: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2018

Lauren Becker Take and Give: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2018

Emi Benn The Book and the Baby: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2018

Kristina Ten Swell / Swollen: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2018

Cathy Ulrich When the Children Return: Wigleaf Top 50 2017

Elaine Chiew A Compendium of Chinese Ghosts, Part I and II: Wigleaf Top 50 2017

Anna Lea Jancewicz The Rabbits of the Underworld Find Innovation Distasteful: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2017

Anne Elizabeth Weisgerber F. Scott, Remember Me: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2017

J. Bradley Brick by Brick: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2017

Subashini Navaratnam Experimental Woman: Wigleaf Top 50 longlist 2017

Aubrey Hirsch Bad Boys: Featured on WordPress Discover

Erin Murphy Vaughn: Featured on WordPress Discover, nominated for a Pushcart by Pushcart Prize Contributing Editors

Anna Cabe See Me: Featured in Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction ed. Megan Giddings

Lesser Sung Heroes

This list is a few of the stories that didn’t win awards but should have, and the writers who pushed us forward as a magazine and made us believe we could be an important voice in this world, back when we were getting started out

Ashley Hutson – Disbelief

Beverly A. Jackson – I Remember

Kaj Tanaka – How To Tell a Story

K. B. Carle – Vagabond Mannequin

Lucy Durneen – What We Talk About When We Talk About Rockets in the Night

Noa Sivan – Straightening Lines

Guest-edited by Grace Loh Prasad – SIGN: A collection of stories by the Members of the Seventeen Syllables

An interview with guest editor Monet P. Thomas – The Big O Challenge

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