• Best Small Fictions Nominations •

About Alternating Current’s Best Small Fictions Nominations

We here at Alternating Current Press 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 Best Small Fictions Prize since its inaugural year of 2015, and we wish our writers the best of luck in the award process. The Best Small Fictions is an annual award anthology curated by Series Editor Tara L. Masih, and hosted and published by Braddock Avenue Books. Independent publishers are invited to nominate 5 pieces of prose or hybrid published in the previous year, ranging between 6 and 1,000 words each.

Past Winners & Finalists

2017 Finalist: “Inside the Wolf” by Carmen Lau (The Girl Wakes), selected by Amy Hempel
2015 Finalist: “Nettle Creek Cemetery” by Eric Shonkwiler (Moon Up, Past Full), selected by Robert Olen Butler

2017 Nominees

“I Meet Geronimo” by Charles Bane, Jr. (The Coil)
“Inside the Wolf” by Carmen Lau (The Girl Wakes)
“Knock Knock” by Carmen Lau (The Girl Wakes)
“Saint of Rabbits” by Carmen Lau (The Girl Wakes)
“That the true owner may have it again” by Holly M. Wendt (The Coil)

2016 Nominees

“It Won’t Always Be Like This” by Seth Clabough (The Coil)
“The Photographer” by Andrei Guruianu (The Coil)
“Tatau” by Jennifer Leeper (The Coil)
“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)