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Peter Markus’s “This Boy’s Tongue” is a BEST SMALL FICTIONS 2020 Pick!


Good news! Peter Markus’s “This Boy’s Tongue” was selected for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions 2020! Delighted to have published this marvelous fiction in Big Other last year. Can’t tell you how happy I am to see it receive this honor. Congratulations, Peter! And thanks to the editors at Sonder Press for selecting this fiction! Looking forward to seeing it published in the anthology.


  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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