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Links to Nomination Lists

 

Best Microfiction

Best of the Net

The Best Small Fictions

Best Spiritual Literature (formerly The Orison Anthology)

BIFFY50 (The 50 Best British & Irish Flash Fictions)

The Pushcart Prize

The Red Moon Anthologies

The Touchstone Award for Individual Haibun



Best Microfiction 2023

Best Microfiction 2022

Best Microfiction 2021


Nominations for works published in KYSO Flash (MacQ’s predecessor):

Best Microfiction 2020

Best Microfiction 2019 (debut edition):

Selected by final judge Dan Chaon for publication:
Swimming in Circles by Roberta Beary, and
You Can Find Joy in Doing Laundry by Kathleen McGookey
(See also entry for SHJ which follows just below.)

Nomination from Serving House Journal (aka SHJ):

Best Microfiction 2019 (debut edition):

Selected by final judge Dan Chaon for publication:
Health Care by Dick Bentley
(Nominated by Clare MacQueen as an associate editor for SHJ)


Best of the Net 2023

Best of the Net 2021-22

Best of the Net 2020:

Selected as a Poetry Finalist: After Blossom by Robbi Nester

Nominations for works published in KYSO Flash (MacQ’s predecessor):

Best of the Net 2019:

Selected as a Poetry Finalist:
Fresh Strawberries by Lorette C. Luzajic

Best of the Net 2018

Best of the Net 2017

Best of the Net 2016

Best of the Net 2015:

Selected as a Poetry Finalist: Tracers by Ruth Awad

Nominations for works published in Serving House Journal (aka SHJ):

Best of the Net 2016

Best of the Net 2015

Best of the Net 2011:

Selected as a Nonfiction Finalist:
Meditation on Murder by Yahia Lababidi
(Nominated by Clare MacQueen as an associate editor for SHJ)


The Best Small Fictions 2023

The Best Small Fictions 2022:

Selected by guest editor Elaine Chiew for publication:
Finnegan’s (Fiancée Goes McArthur Park on His Birthday) Cake by John Brantingham, The Irish Guest at the Wedding in Krakow by Linda Nemec Foster, and Squirm by Robert Scotellaro

The Best Small Fictions 2021:

Selected by guest editor Rion Amilcar Scott for publication:
Freakbeat by Kyle Hemmings, and
Quarantine Ride by Bill Ratner

Nominations for works published in KYSO Flash (MacQ’s predecessor):

The Best Small Fictions 2020:

Selected by guest editor Elena Stiehler for publication:
At the Pacific Air Museum by Lisa Shulman, and
After the Dream, the Dream Remains by Rich Youmans

The Best Small Fictions 2019:

Selected by guest editor Rilla Askew for publication:
Words for Snow by Roy Beckemeyer
Nominated by a roving editor and selected by Rilla Askew for publication: Boy Meets Girl by Kathleen McGookey

The Best Small Fictions 2018

The Best Small Fictions 2017:

Selected by guest editor Amy Hempel for publication:
Picking Sunflowers for Van Gogh by Harriot West
Nominated by a roving editor and selected as a Finalist:
Hackmuth’s Mannequin Dream by Dan Gilmore

The Best Small Fictions 2016:

Selected by guest editor Stuart Dybek for publication:
Carnivores by Janey Skinner
Nominated by a roving editor and selected by Stuart Dybek for publication: Camouflage by Charles Hansmann
Nominated by roving editors and selected as Finalists:
Paddy the Albino by Katey Schultz, and
The Current Situation by Bob Lucky

The Best Small Fictions 2015 (debut edition):

Nominated by roving editors and selected as Finalists:
The Price of Red Buckle Shoes by Nin Andrews,
Advice and Consent by Bruce Holland Rogers, and
The Last Thing They Might Have Seen by Katey Schultz
(See also 2015 entry for SHJ below.)

Nominations for works published in Serving House Journal (aka SHJ):

The Best Small Fictions 2017

The Best Small Fictions 2016

The Best Small Fictions 2015 (debut edition):

Selected by novelist Robert Olen Butler for publication:
Happiest Black White Man Alive by Dan Gilmore
(Nominated by Clare MacQueen as an associate editor for SHJ)


Best Spiritual Literature (formerly The Orison Anthology):

Autumn 2022, Best Spiritual Literature [2023 edition]

Autumn 2021, The Orison Anthology (Vol. 7) [2022 edition]



The 50 Best British & Irish Flash Fictions:

BIFFY50 Awards 2019-2020

BIFFY50 Awards 2020-2021




Autumn 2022: Pushcart Prize XLVIII (Vol. 48) [2024 edition]

Autumn 2021: Pushcart Prize XLVII (Vol. 47) [2023 edition]

Autumn 2020: Pushcart Prize XLVI (Vol. 46) [2022 edition]


Nominations for works published in KYSO Flash (MacQ’s predecessor):

Fall 2019: Pushcart Prize XLV (Vol. 45) [2021 edition]

Fall 2018: Pushcart Prize XLIV (Vol. 44) [2020 edition]

Fall 2017: Pushcart Prize XLIII (Vol. 43) [2019 edition]

Fall 2016: Pushcart Prize XLII (Vol. 42) [2018 edition]

Fall 2015: Pushcart Prize XLI (Vol. 41) [2017 edition]

Fall 2014: Pushcart Prize XL (Vol. 40) [2016 edition]


Nominations for works published in Serving House Journal (aka SHJ):

Fall 2018: Pushcart Prize XLIV (Vol. 44) [2020 edition]

Fall 2016: Pushcart Prize XLII (Vol. 42) [2018 edition]

Fall 2015: Pushcart Prize XLI (Vol. 41) [2017 edition]

Fall 2014: Pushcart Prize XL (Vol. 40) [2016 edition]

Fall 2011: Pushcart Prize XXXVII (Vol. 37) [2013 edition]



The Red Moon Anthologies 2021:

Fourteen nominations from MacQ were selected for publication in Contemporary Haibun 17.



The Touchstone Awards for Individual Haibun 2022 (debut)


 
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