FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mark Givens / 909-293-9270 / mark.givens@pelekinesis.com

Title: Best Microfiction 2023
Author: Meg Pokrass, Gary Fincke, and Deb Olin Unferth, editors
Category: Fiction
Publication Date: July 8, 2023
Pages: 236
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-949790-81-8
Suggested Retail Price: $18.00

Claremont, CA – April 09, 2023 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Best Microfiction 2023, new fiction from Meg Pokrass, Gary Fincke, and Deb Olin Unferth, editors, available July 8, 2023 worldwide.

The Best Microfiction anthology series provides recognition for outstanding literary stories of 400 words or fewer. Co-edited by award-winning microfiction writer/editor Meg Pokrass, and Flannery O’Connor Prize-winning author Gary Fincke, the anthology features Deb Olin Unferth serving as final judge.

Best Microfiction 2023 by Meg Pokrass, Gary Fincke, and Deb Olin Unferth, editors will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

The page at Pelekinesis for supplemental material is here: http://www.pelekinesis.com/catalog/best_microfiction-2023.html

For more information please contact Mark Givens at 909-293-9270 or mark.givens@pelekinesis.com

About the author

Meg Pokrass, series editor, is the author of 7 flash fiction collections, an award-winning collection of prose poetry, 2 flash-novellas and 2 new co-written collections of flash, Picking Up the Moose, co-written with Jeff Friedman (Pelekinesis, 2022) and Disappearing Debutantes, co-written with Aimee Parkison (Outpost 19, 2023). Her work has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines and international anthologies including Electric Literature, Wigleaf, Washington Square Review, American Journal of Poetry, McSweeney's has appeared in 2 Norton anthologies of the flash fiction form: New Micro (W.W. Norton & Co., 2018), Flash Fiction International (W.W. Norton & Co., 2015). Meg is the Founding Editor of New Flash Fiction Review, Flash Challenge Columnist for Mslexia Magazine, and teaches private microfiction workshops.
Gary Fincke, editor, has published thirty-one books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, most recently, Bringing Back the Bones: New and Selected Poems, A Room of Rain: Stories, and The Killer’s Dog: Stories.
Deb Olin Unferth is the author of six books, including the novel Barn 8. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times, The Paris Review, Granta, NOON, Conjunctions, and McSweeney’s. She has received a Guggenheim fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, and a Creative Capital Fellowship, and she was a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. A professor at the University of Texas at Austin, she also directs the Pen City Writers, a creative-writing program at a south Texas penitentiary.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at http://www.pelekinesis.com

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