The Best Microfiction anthology series considers stories of only 400 words or fewer. Co-edited by award-winning microfiction writer and editor Meg Pokrass and Flannery O’Connor Prize-winning author Gary Fincke, the anthology will have Deb Olin Unferth serve as final judge. The Best Microfiction 2023 will be published by Pelekinesisin the summer of 2023.
Capsule Stories Best Microfiction 2023 Nominations
Capsule Stories is nominating the following six microfiction pieces for the Best Microfiction 2023 anthology.
“False Spring” by Sara Davis
Sara Davis is a recovering academic and marketing writer who lives in Philadelphia with two elderly cats. Her PhD in American literature is from Temple University. She has previously published flash in Capsule Stories, Cleaver Magazine, and CRAFT literary magazine. She blogs about books and climate anxiety at literarysara.net. You can find her at @LiterarySara.
Read “False Spring” by Sara Davis in Capsule Stories Spring 2022 Edition: Into the Light
“The Robins Build Their Nests in Spring and So Did We” by Olivia Landry
Olivia Landry (she/her) lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and hopes to be a teacher and a writer. She holds a BA in women’s and gender studies and an MA in gender studies. She adores her family, friends, and partner and is so thankful that they enjoy reading her poems and stories. You can find her on Instagram at @golden__liv.
Read “The Robins Build Their Nests in Spring and So Did We” by Olivia Landry in Capsule Stories Spring 2022 Edition: Into the Light
“wishing we were anywhere but the high school swimming pool” by Alejandra Medina
Alejandra Medina is a Latina writer, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is a WriteGirl alumni and recipient of a Scholastic Art and Writing Award, and her work has appeared in Lucky Jefferson, WriteGirl’s Lines & Breaks, The Incandescent Review, Unpublished Magazine, Alebrijes Review, and elsewhere.
Read “wishing we were anywhere but the high school swimming pool” by Alejandra Medina in Capsule Stories Summer 2022 Edition: Swimming
“The Season for Sowing” by Eve Croskery
Eve Croskery is a writer, mother, and primary school teacher. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her partner and two young children, who have helped her to rediscover her creativity and passion for writing. You can read more of her work on Instagram at @evepoetry_.
Read “The Season for Sowing” by Eve Croskery in Capsule Stories Autumn 2022 Edition: Falling Leaves
“Deer Visits” by Jennifer Clark
Jennifer Clark is the author of a children’s book and three full-length poetry collections. Her newest book, Kissing the World Goodbye (Unsolicited Press, 2022), ventures into the world of memoir, braiding family tales with recipes. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her website is jenniferclarkkzoo.com, and you can also find her on Instagram at @jenniferclarkbooks.
Read “Deer Visits” by Jennifer Clark in Capsule Stories Autumn 2022 Edition: Falling Leaves
“Four Walls and Fifteen Heartbeats” by Tammy Pieterson
Tammy Pieterson is a twenty-six-year-old South African student, poet, artist, and photographer. Creativity is all she’s good at. Enthusiastic, passionate, and opinionated, she uses each day to learn more about herself, and therefore, more about each of her crafts and how to better apply herself. She believes in authenticity and vulnerability when writing, as it helps to connect with the reader—with the soul. So far, her poetry has been published in Blue Daisies, Sunday Mornings at the River, decurated, Color Tag Magazine, Eclipse Zine, Pile Press, and Querencia Press, and her artwork has been published in Talent Spark Magazine and Stuck in Notes. She’s grateful, eager, and only getting started.
Read “Four Walls and Fifteen Heartbeats” by Tammy Pieterson in Capsule Stories Winter 2022 Edition: Hibernation
Thank you to each and every one of our contributors for sending us your work. We are so grateful to publish it!