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Announcing Big Other‘s Nominations for Best Small Fictions 2021!


We are pleased to nominate the following fictions published in 2020 for inclusion in Sonder Press‘s Best Small Fictions 2021 anthology:

Tim Horvath’s “Chop”
Hillary Leftwich’s “Past Hertz”
Robert Lopez’s “However Many Sayings to Live and Die By”
Pamela Ryder’s “From the Lists of Billy the Kid”
Tony Trigilio’s “Autumn of the Duck-Walk Killer”


  • 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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