I'm honored and thrilled that the folks at NANO Fiction have nominated my story "Gravity and Wind" for the Best Small Fictions for 2017, edited by Amy Hempel. The Best Small Fictions is an anthology that honors the best short fiction under 1000 words published in a calendar year. Journal editors nominate up to five stories they published in the previous year; then the judges at Best Small Fiction make the decisions from among the nominated stories. I'm so pleased that the editors of NANO Fiction thought my story was worthy.
That story is not available on the web; however you can read some of my stories that have been award winners and nominees for other honors in the past: "About My Mother" was named on the top 50 very short fictions by Wigleaf. "My Route" was longlisted for the same award a couple of years later. "They Call Me Lucky," an essay, was nominated for the Best of the Net anthology by the editors of Toasted Cheese.
I'm grateful to the editors of NANO Fiction and to all the editors who have supported my work over the years.
I'm putting an image of skydiving here because "Gravity and Wind" takes place while skydiving!
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Ann Hillesland writes fiction and essays. Her work has appeared in many literary journals, including Fourth Genre, Bayou, The Laurel Review, and Sou’wester.
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