We here at Alternating Current feel that it is highly important to reward our authors with every possible chance for recognition of their fine crafts. We are pleased to announce that we have been nominating our authors’ work for the Queen’s Ferry Press Best Small Fictions Prize since its inaugural year of 2015, and we wish them the best of luck in the award process.




2016 Nominees
“It Won’t Always Be Like This” by Seth Clabough (The Spark)
“The Photographer” by Andrei Guruianu (The Spark)
“Tatau” by Jennifer Leeper (The Spark)
“Black” by Eric Shonkwiler (Moon Up, Past Full)
“Nettle Creek Cemetery” by Eric Shonkwiler (Moon Up, Past Full)





2015 Nominees
“Pet Wife” by Schuler Benson (The Poor Man’s Guide to an Affordable, Painless Suicide)
“Stroke Test” by Schuler Benson (The Poor Man’s Guide to an Affordable, Painless Suicide)
“Theft without End, Amen” by Schuler Benson (The Poor Man’s Guide to an Affordable, Painless Suicide)
“yung yeti” by Schuler Benson (The Poor Man’s Guide to an Affordable, Painless Suicide)





Thanks to these authors for sharing their incredible work with us and for trusting us to share it with the rest of the world. Congratulations on the nominations.