Amy Hempel To Judge The Best Small Fictions 2017!

amy hempelTara Masih and Queen’s Ferry Press have announced the next guest editor for The Best Small Fictions. So exciting!

The Best Small Fictions 2017 Announcing Guest Editor Amy Hempel

”The Best Small Fictions . . . could be at the forefront of a burgeoning cultural movement.”
—Allan Drew for The Newtown Review of Books

Coming in October 2017, the third volume of The Best Small Fictions will feature Amy Hempel as Guest Editor. Series Editor Tara L. Masih will be joined by Michelle Elvy as Assistant Editor. Kim Chinquee will serve as Prose Poetry Consultant and Small Fictions Consultants include Brian Doyle, Ioanna Mavrou, Ben White, and Leesa Cross-Smith.

The Best Small Fictions 2016, Guest Edited by MacArthur Fellow Stuart Dybek will be available this fall. Winners include:

Amir Adam • Daniel Aristi
Tina Barry • Paul Beckman
Laurie Blauner • John Brantingham Alberto Chimal • Justin Lawrence Daugherty Toh EnJoe • Grant Faulkner
Kathy Fish • Rosie Forrest
Megan Giddings • Amelia Gray Charles Hansmann • Britt Haraway Mary-Jane Holmes • Laird Hunt
A. Nicole Kelly • James Kennedy
Etgar Keret • R. O. Kwon
Nathan Leslie • Paul Lisicky
Eliel Lucero • Nancy Ludmerer Melissa Manning • Michael Martone Elizabeth Morton • David Naimon Jessica Plante • Dianca London Potts Dawn Raffel • James Reidel
Sophie Rosenblum • Caitlin Scarano Vincent Scarpa • Robert Scotellaro Courtney Sender • Janey Skinner Curtis Smith • Robert Vaughan
Clio Velentza

“Prepare to be surprised by this striking new series—it
has quickly become essential reading.” —Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel is the author of four acclaimed story collections. They were compiled and published in 2006 as The Collected Stories, which was named one of the Ten Best Books of the year by the New York Times and
won the Ambassador Book Award for best fiction of the year. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the USA Foundation, and has won the PEN/Rea and PEN/Malamud Awards, among others. In 2015, Hempel received the John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence from Centenary College. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages, and her stories have been heavily anthologized, including in Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories. Hempel taught at Harvard, New York University, Princeton, Bennington, and elsewhere, and now teaches at the University of Florida.

“It will be well worth your while to spend a minute or 60 with some of the brightest concise writing
available today.”—NewPages

We would like to acknowledge the contributions of
X.J. Kennedy, Michael Martone, Dawn Raffel, Motoyuki Shibata, and James Thomas; much appreciation also goes to roving editors Michael Cocchiarale,
Tara Laskowski, and Mary Slechta, Best Small Fictions 2015 consulting editors

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