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Best Indie Short Fiction of 2022

  • FICTION

    BRUTAL BEASTS

FICTION

BRUTAL BEASTS

by Craig Buchner

Transgressive, audacious tales steeped in gritty human struggles and otherworldly oddity. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE YACK YACK

    AUG. 16, 2022

NONFICTION

THE YACK YACK

by Judyth Emanuel

A captivating homage to the city and the restless souls inhabiting it. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HIGH PRICE OF FREEWAYS

    JULY 20, 2022

FICTION

THE HIGH PRICE OF FREEWAYS

by Judy Juanita

A compelling and challenging collection of tales that will entice readers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    STAY WITH ME, WISCONSIN

STAY WITH ME, WISCONSIN

by JoAnneh Nagler

An outstanding collection of tales with delightfully diverse and memorable characters. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MORATORIUM

    DEC. 7, 2021

FICTION

MORATORIUM

by Gary Percesepe

Powerful works that examine the violent and erotic lives of characters struggling with mortality. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    PSEUDO

    NOV. 4, 2021

FICTION

PSEUDO

by Dorothy Speak

An impressive and luminous assemblage of artful and quietly devastating tales. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ENTRY LEVEL

    OCT. 28, 2022

FICTION

ENTRY LEVEL

by Wendy Wimmer

Vivid, thought-provoking stories make an enjoyable and challenging book. Full review >

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