Two stories from Brilliant Flash Fiction’s anthology, Branching Out: International Tales of Brilliant Flash Fiction, will be included in the 2022 Best of Small Fictions collection.

Congratulations to authors Karen Rigby (Hikikomori) and Roberta Beary (The Collector), and many thanks to Charles Rammelkamp (BSF General Advisory Board) for nominating these Branching Out stories.

Best Small Fictions is the first-ever contemporary anthology solely dedicated to anthologizing the best internationally published short hybrid fiction in a given calendar year. Now in its sixth year of existence, Best Small Fictions features the best micro fiction, flash fiction, haibun stories and prose poetry from around the world. Founded by Tara L. Masih, Best Small Fictions is now steered by series editor Nathan Leslie.

Karen Rigby

Karen Rigby is the author of Chinosierie (Ahsahta Press.) Her poems have been published in Southern Humanities ReviewBennington ReviewGrain, and other journals. She lives in Arizona.

Roberta Beary

Roberta Beary has words in The New York Times, Best Microfiction 2019/2021, and Best Small Fictions 2020/2022. Beary collaborated on One Breath: The Reluctant Engagement Project, which pairs their writing with artwork by people with disabilities and their families. Carousel, their most recent poetry collection, won theSnapshot Press UK Award. Beary identifies as gender-fluid. Originally from Queens, New York, they divide their time between the eastern US and County Mayo, Ireland. They tweet their micros @shortpoemz.

Copies of the Branching Out anthology are available for a $10 donation to Brilliant Flash Fiction. A $15 donation will purchase copies of both Hunger and Branching Out, our two print anthologies. Donations may be made on our Home Page, via PayPal. (These prices are only viable within the United States; extra postage fees are required outside the US.)

Best Small Fictions is published by Sonder Press,