The Writer’s Center welcomes contributors to Best Small Fictions 2023 for a reading from the anthology. Featured readers include Matt Goldberg, Malvika Jolly, Sandra Schmuhl Long, Fiona J. Mackintosh, Chloe Yelena Miller, and Addie Tsai.
Free and open to the public, limited space, registration required below.
Matt Goldberg is a writer, teacher, and content designer whose fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Normal School, SmokeLong Quarterly, Porter House Review, The Razor, JMWW, and many others. His work has also been selected for Best Small Fictions 2023, anthologized in Coolest American Stories 2022, and won first place for the Uncharted Magazine Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Story Award, judged by Ken Liu. In 2021, Matt earned his MFA from Temple University. He is based in Philadelphia.
Malvika Jolly is a poet and translator based in New York City. She has been featured in MIZNA, The Rumpus, Salt Hill Journal, among others, and in programs for the Brooklyn Rail, Method Bandra, The Poetry Society of New York, and The New York Foundation for the Arts. She serves as the programs coordinator for arts organization Tamaas | تماس and as a senior editor for Poetry Northwest. She curates The New Third World, a reading series inspired by the Non-Aligned Movement.
Sandra Schmuhl Long is a writer and editor living in the Washington DC area with her husband, daughter, and dog. She has been published in Electric Literature and has an MFA from Columbia University.
Fiona J. Mackintosh is the Scottish-American author of a flash fiction collection, The Yet Unknowing World from Ad Hoc Fiction (https://www.adhocfiction.com/
Chloe Yelena Miller lives in Washington, D.C., with her family. She is the author of Viable (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2021) and Unrest (Finishing Line Press, 2013). She is a recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities (2020, 2022) and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Chloe teaches writing at American University and University of Maryland Global Campus, as well as privately. She is the co-founder of Brown Bag Lit, where she leads poetry workshops and hosts readings.
Addie Tsai (any/all) is a queer nonbinary artist and writer of color who teaches creative writing at William & Mary. They also teach in Goddard College’s MFA Program in Interdisciplinary Arts and Regis University’s Mile High MFA Program in Creative Writing. Addie collaborated with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater on Victor Frankenstein and Camille Claudel, among others. They earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a Ph.D. in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. Addie is the author of Dear Twin and Unwieldy Creatures, which is a Shirley Jackson Awards finalist for Best Novel. She is the Fiction co-Editor and Editor of Features & Reviews at Anomaly, contributing writer at Spectrum South, and Founding Editor in Chief at the LGBTQIA+ fashion literary and arts magazine just femme & dandy.
About Best Small Fictions
Best Small Fictions is the first-ever contemporary anthology solely dedicated to anthologizing the best internationally published short hybrid fiction in a given calendar year. Now in its ninth year of existence, Best Small Fictions features the best microfiction, flash fiction, haibun stories, and prose poetry from around the world.
Originally founded by Tara L. Masih, Best Small Fictions is now steered by series editor Nathan Leslie, who has served in this role since 2019. Guest editors have included Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler (2015), PEN/Malamud Award-winner Stuart Dybek (2016), PEN/Malamud Award-winner Amy Hempel (2017), two-time Pushcart Prize-winner Aimee Bender (2018), PEN/Faulkner-nominee Rilla Askew (2019), Sonder Press operator Elena Stiehler (2020), PEN/Bingham Prize-winner Rion Amilcar Scott (2021), and Bridport Prize-winner Elaine Chiew (2022). For the 2023 edition, we’re pleased to welcome Catherine McNamara as the guest editor!