A huge congratulations to the two takahē writers who’ve had work selected for inclusion in Best Microfiction 2020! And as always, thank you for choosing takahē as a home for your work.
Of our nominations, guest editor Michael Martone has cherry-picked:
- Melanie Dixon’s Swans May Bite Without Warning, which is hot off the press from our December issue.
- Frankie McMillan’s Dirty Mouth and The Story Inside Her, which were both first published in takahē 95.
Frankie’s story The Fish My Father Gave Me, from Atticus Review, has also won a spot in the anthology.
Best Microfiction, due out with Pelekinesis in April 2020, is a collection of the best English language stories under 400 words from around the world. This year’s anthology will also include some internationally acclaimed writers of the short form, including K M Elkes, Kathryn Kulpa, and Cathy Ulrich, among many others. Here’s the full list of the selected stories.
The takahē nominations for Best Small Fictions 2020 are:
A Good Match – Frankie McMillan
A New Fairy Tale – Allan Drew
Every V Her Feathers – Rachel J Fenton
One Out of the Hat – Frankie McMillan
The horses – Megan Kitching [print only, t95]
Congratulations to these wonderful writers, and all the very best of luck!
Congratulations to all of you who have made it thus far. A tremendous achievement. And it won’t be long until our 2019 summer edition of takahē. It will be chockful of reading treats for you all – including the final results of the poetry competition and the winning poem.