9th Ave: Best Small Fictions

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

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Join us to celebrate the release of The Best Small Fictions 2019 with readings by Lori Sambol Brody, Natalie Hernandez, Joy Lanzendorfer, Kim Magowan, J.L. Montavon, and Kara Vernor.

About The Best Small Fictions

The Best Small Fictions anthology, now in its fifth year, presents one hundred and forty-­six pristinely crafted pieces from an array of authors representing twenty-­six nations and six continents. These short, elliptical works are varied and edgy, sorrowful and triumphant, provocative and visionary. The small fictions enclosed within this volume are always vibrant. They scintillate. They linger. With each story brief enough to savor at a stoplight or quick coffee break, the tales contained within 2019's The Best Small Fictions promise to leave a mark.

Lori Sambol Brody’s stories have been published in SmokeLong QuarterlyWigleafLittle Fiction, and the New Orleans Review, among others, and have been chosen as the Longform fiction pick­-of-the-­week and for Best Small Fictions 2018. She's an assistant flash editor at Split Lip Magazine and is working on two flash novellas.  Find her on twitter at @lorisambolbrody

Natalie Hernandez graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in English. While there she participated in creative writing workshops. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area overusing the word hella. 

Joy Lanzendorfer's first novel, Right Back Where We Started From, is forthcoming from Blackstone Publishing in 2021. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Raritan, The Atlantic, Ploughshares, NPR, Alaska Quarterly Review, and the Poetry Foundation, among others. She's a recipient of the 2019 Sonoma County Discovered Awards for Emerging Artists and received other residencies and grants from Hypatia-in-the-Woods, Speculative Literature Foundation, Wildacres Residency Program, and Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency.

Kim Magowan lives in San Francisco and teaches in the Department of Literatures and Languages at Mills College. Her short story collection Undoing (2018) won the 2017 Moon City Press Fiction Award. Her novel The Light Source (2018) was published by 7.13 Books. Her fiction has been published in Atticus Review, Cleaver, The Gettysburg Review, Hobart, Smokelong Quarterly, Wigleaf, and many other journals. Her story 'Madlib' was selected for Best Small Fictions 2019 (Sonder Press). Her story 'Surfaces' was selected for Wigleaf's Top 50 2019. She is the Fiction Editor of Pithead Chapel. www.kimmagowan.com

The Best Small Fictions: 2019 Anthology Cover Image
By Rilla Askew (Guest Editor), Nathan Leslie (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780999750162
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Sonder Press - November 5th, 2019

The Best Small Fictions anthology, now in its fifth year, presents one hundred and forty-­six pristinely crafted pieces from an array of authors representing twenty-­six nations and six continents. These short, elliptical works are varied and edgy, sorrowful and triumphant, provocative and visionary. The small fictions enclosed within this volume are always vibrant. They scintillate.


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