Wall of Jellyfish

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.



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

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

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

Myfanwy Collins – Euthanasia: Best Microfiction 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

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


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.

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.

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!


This list of unsung heroes is by no means complete, and we look forward more than you can ever know to expanding it.