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Capsule Stories Best Microfiction Nominations 2021

Capsule Stories is happy to announce our Best Microfiction nominations for 2021.

The anthology Best Microfiction 2022 will be published by Pelekinesis in the summer of 2022. Co-edited by award-winning microfiction writer/editor Meg Pokrass and Flannery O’Connor Prize–winning author Gary Fincke, the anthology will have Tania Hershman serve as final judge. The Best Microfiction anthology series considers stories of only 400 words or fewer. Literary magazine editors may nominate up to six microfiction pieces published in 2021.

Capsule Stories Best Microfiction Nominations 2021

Capsule Stories is nominating the following microfiction stories for the anthology:

“In Florence” by Emma Bider

Emma Bider is a writer and PhD student living in Ottawa. She is currently fixated on identifying trees in her neighborhood. Emma’s collection of short stories We Animals was published in December 2020. You can follow her on Twitter at @ebider.

Read “In Florence” in Capsule Stories Spring 2021 Edition: In Bloom

“Rebirth” by Katie Oliver

Katie Oliver writes flash fiction, poetry, and short stories. She has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Bath Flash Fiction Award and was awarded an honorable mention in the Reflex Fiction Winter 2019 competition. She has further work published in various places, including Popshot Quarterly, Molotov Cocktail, perhappened, and Ellipsis Zine, and is a first reader for The Forge Literary Magazine. She can be found on Twitter at @katie_rose_o.

Read “Rebirth” in Capsule Stories Spring 2021 Edition: In Bloom

“Girls on TV” by Nova Wang

Nova Wang is probably thinking about ghosts. Her writing appears in publications including Gone LawnMilk Candy Review, and Okay Donkey Magazine, and she tweets @novawangwrites. You can find more of her work at

Read “Girls on TV” in Capsule Stories Summer 2021 Edition: Starry Nights

Read our interview with Nova Wang

“The Echo House” by Eleri Denham

Eleri Denham (she/they) writes fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Little Patuxent Review; Whale Road Review; Cease, Cows; and elsewhere. Originally from Chicago, Eleri now lives in Oregon with her partner. Find her on Twitter at @eleri_denham.

Read “The Echo House” in Capsule Stories Autumn 2021 Edition: Dancing with Ghosts

Thank you to each and every one of our contributors for sending us your work. We are so grateful to publish it!

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