Best Microfiction success

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:

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.



Best Small Fictions 2020

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!

Image courtesy of Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, AWN-19360617-51-1.





The 2019 takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize Long List is Published

Not long now until summer and the next issue of takahē, which will be out in time for Christmas and will include the results of our Monica Taylor poetry competition.  But the long list is already published. You can access it here.

Congratulations to all those listed. Thanks, too, to those of you who entered and to our lovely judge, Cilla McQueen.