New Year, Who's This?
Happy New Year! Instead of sending out a long list of New Year’s resolutions, we thought we’d send you a recap of all our awards nominees in case you missed our announcement last month amidst all the holiday scramble. We’ve nominated many of our amazing stories and poems in December last year for the Best Small Fictions and the Best Microfiction anthologies, as well as for the Pushcart Prize. Here’s a quick run down, so be sure to check ‘em out!
Best Small Fiction 2022 Nominees:
After 70 Years in the Ice, Steve Rogers Visits Whole Foods by Emily Capettini
No Running by Taylor Clarke
The Roadrunner by Brianne M. Kohl
The Curtains We Bought by Sheila Mulrooney
Casey Who Exorcises People by Eric Rasmussen
Best Microfiction 2022 Nominees:
Laughing with Anne Hathaway by Megan M. Garwood
Other Husbands by M.L. Krishnan
Bill Murray Terraforms Mars by Robbie Maakestad
Hearing Paired by Sara Nović
So Much an Outlaw I Belong on a Wanted Poster by Holly Pelesky
Where There’s Smoke by Leslie Walker Trahan
Pushcart Prize 2022 Nominees:
Fly Fishing with God by Andrew Bertaina
Silver Rings by Aimee Parkison
Choices by Anna Hundert
Lilith with Snake, with Body by Kathryne David Gargano
Kuchisabishii by Kathleen Hellen
Arroz Con Leche by Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez
And, of course, we want to remind you all of the brilliant new flash fiction collection we’ve just published, THE PREDATORY ANIMAL BALL by Jennifer Fliss. We find that an awesome new book makes for a swell gift to bring in the New Year for one and all. Here’s a brief round up of some of the coverage that Jen’s debut has gotten so far:
Turning Order on It’s Head: Barrelhousing with Jennifer Fliss by Hannah Grieco in BARRELHOUSE.
Life as a Series of Small Gestures: Talking with Jennifer Fliss by Ruth LeFaive in The Rumpus.
Review: The Predatory Animal Ball by Jennifer Fliss Reviewed by Beret Olsen in Smokelong Quarterly.
Finally, we want to take a moment to welcome all of our new OKD Staff Readers! We’re so excited to have them aboard, so give a warm round of applause to: Rebecca Ackermann, Katya Buresh, Adrienne Crezo, Adrian Dallas Frandle, Megan M. Garwood (who’s also one of our award nominees!), Margaryta Golovchenko, Miranda Holmqvist, Lytey Kay, Veronica Klash, Eric Lochridge, Meg Mulcahy, Jessica Nirvana Ram, Christine Salek, Kodi Saylor, Nedjelko Spaich, and Lucy Zhou. Not all heroes wear capes, sometimes they read hundreds of submissions to help us catch up on our Submittable queue! We here at OKD hope all of your New Year’s are off to a good start (or at least as good as can be)!
Eric, Genevieve, Matt, Steve, Joaquin, and Elizabeth