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Announcing Big Other‘s Nominations for Best Microfiction 2021!

We are pleased to nominate the following fictions for inclusion in Best Microfiction 2021:

Robert Lopez’s “What’s Not on the Radio,” “Some Other Metal Than Earth,” and “The World Must Be Peopled”

Dawn Raffel’s “City of Serena,” “City of Infinite Names,” and “City of Exits”


  • 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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