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Best Microfiction 2020
Pelekinisis Press, 219 Pages
Series Editor: Meg Pokrass; Editor: Gary Finke:
Guest Editor: Michael Martone

The Best Microfiction anthology series provides recognition for outstanding literary stories of 400 words or fewer.

“One crucial thing that was missing in the world until recently? A single place to celebrate all of the wondrous and wonderful bigness of the tiniest of stories. Much gratitude for Best Microfiction.” –Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month

“Short, sharp, funny, and sometimes dark. Penguins, too. The microfictions in Best Microfiction 2020 are compressed works of wondrous delight.” –Marcy Dermansky, author of Very Nice

Purchase a copy at Pelekinesis Press.

 

Girls on Film
Paper Nautilus Press, 33 pages

2015 Vella Chapbook Award Winnergirls-on-film-cover_sat

“Girls on Film is a flash fiction collection delving into our obsession with celebrity and image. Limiting herself to under one-thousand words per story, author Kathryn Kulpa produces a rich hybrid of short story and poetry, abundant with imagery and dense in lyricism.”
South Coast Almanac

“With wit, pathos, and fresh insight, Kulpa captures the essence of American young-womanhood in eight loosely connected flash portraits. Each story is a small world, lean as a haiku and powerful as a novel.”
–Karen Rile, founding editor, Cleaver Magazine

Read more at the publisher’s site.
Purchase a signed copy on Etsy.

Pleasant Drugs: Stories
Mid-List Press, 219 Pages

Pleasant Drugs by Kathryn Kulpa“[Kathryn Kulpa] has crafted the 15 stories of her debut collection with an archivist’s keen eye and a native New Englander’s emotional thrift.” –Publishers Weekly

Pleasant Drugs will not numb your senses; rather, it will sharpen and refine them, each potent story honing in on that slice of life between grief and joy.“–Ami Zensius, Mills Quarterly

“The author has many kinds of stories to tell, but all are character-driven and as finely cut as gemstones. An exemplar of the short story.”–Kliatt

Purchase a copy at Amazon.


Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women
Spider Road Press, 103 pages

Up_Do-2An anthology of 33 very short stories by women writers.

“We had questions for which our parents had no answers. Perhaps there were no answers. We didn’t talk to God. We talked to Judy Blume.”  –from “We Decided.”

“Was I your muse? Did I amuse? My feet were never still; my toes tapped out the rhythms of dirty jazz, all those barracks dances and the juke joints we’d stop at, later and drunker.”–from “Lights Out: Zelda at Highland Hospital.” 

Read more at the publisher’s site.

“A Key Into the Language of the Dead”
Superstition Review, Issue 11

A Key Into the Language of the Dead
“The best thing about being alive: the taste of butter melting on top of hot blueberry pancakes, that first bite, when they’ve just come off the griddle.

The worst thing about being alive: getting hit. The way flesh gives under the fist. That burnt-metal taste of blood. And crying, though you’d promised yourself not to, not this time, not again.”

Read more at Superstition Review.


“What the Selkies Know”

Atlas and Alice, Issue 16 (2020)

What the Selkies Know


“Some of us slip from our land homes at night and wander, drawn to rivers and seas. Others spend hours with their faces pressed to the fish tank, dreaming like a suburban housewife touring a model home.”

Read more at Atlas and Alice.

 

“Knock,” Women’s Studies Quarterly
Vol. 48, Nos. 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2020

Women's Studies Quarterly

“I think of him in black and white. In a postwar world still clearing away its rubble, not quite ready to step into glorious Technicolor. I think of him knockingly, if knockingly is the word I want. … His sharp, questing chin. His foot in your door. All he needs is a moment of your time. All he needs is a chance.”

Purchase a copy through The Feminist Press
ISBN: 9781936932924
Publication Date: 05-12-2020