Terena Bell

Jan 7

6 min read

How Literary Journals Select Short Story Award Nominations

A litmag editor shares how he chooses stories for Pushcart, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction & Best of the Net

Unless they’re Lauren Groff or Joyce Carol Oates, short story writers tend not to receive lots of fanfare. Publication is often a triumph itself, with some literary journals accepting only one percent of submissions. When spring comes, though, we…