This page will feature only a few writers – the best of our best.
It is our chance to celebrate the writers who have done something extra special for us.
WALL OF JELLYFISHERS
A month’s worth of stories to celebrate our fifth anniversary!
Amber Sparks The Men in Paris Always Wanted: Our fourth year anniversary story
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
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
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: I think you followed us on WordPress and we checked out your page and fell in love with your writing, and we sent you a nice message. And then you sent us this story. And you’ve just gone from strength to strength to strength since.
Beverly A. Jackson – I Remember: It’s scary to start up your own litmag. We set things up and asked for submissions. You sent us an email asking what the hell we were about. And then you sent us this story – our first ever published piece – and you made us look good from day one!
Kaj Tanaka – How To Tell a Story: This piece changed us. Even today people still mention it when they’re submitting our way. It was very different to anything we’d published before, and I think it was different to anything you’d published before too! But it rocked.
K. B. Carle – Vagabond Mannequin: The only time we’ve started writing an acceptance letter before finishing reading the story!
Lucy Durneen – What We Talk About When We Talk About Rockets in the Night: Oh, hell yes! We loved the Bad Sex issue so much, and this one story came in late and we should have sent you an email saying sorry – you missed the deadline. But it was impossible to do that. You’re a legend.
Noa Sivan – Straightening Lines: It’s no secret that we’re big fans of yours. This was the first of a week of micro-micro-fictions by you. We fan you even more every single year!
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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