Contact: Mark Givens / 909-293-9270 /

Title: Best Microfiction 2019
Author: Meg Pokrass, Gary Fincke, and Dan Chaon, editors
Category: Fiction
Publication Date: April 17, 2019
Pages: 210
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-949790-06-1
Suggested Retail Price: $20.00

Claremont, CA – January 16, 2019 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Best Microfiction 2019, new fiction from Meg Pokrass, Gary Fincke, and Dan Chaon, editors, available April 17, 2019 worldwide.

The Best Microfiction anthology series provides recognition for outstanding literary stories of 400 words or fewer. Co-edited by award-winning microfiction writer/editor Meg Pokrass, and Flannery O’Connor Prize-winning author Gary Fincke, the anthology features the well-known novelist and short story writer Dan Chaon serving as final judge, an exclusive craft-oriented interview with the great Etgar Keret, and an essay about the current state of microfiction written by Robert Scotellaro. The inaugural edition, Best Microfiction 2019, features eighty seven of the world's best very short stories.

Best Microfiction 2019 by Meg Pokrass, Gary Fincke, and Dan Chaon, editors will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

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About the author

Meg Pokrass, series editor, is the author of six flash fiction collections. Her work has been internationally anthologized in two Norton Anthology Readers, Best Small Fictions, 2018 and 2019, and has appeared in 350 literary magazines both online and in print. She received the Blue Light Book Award in 2016. She currently serves as Flash Challenge Editor at Mslexia Magazine, Festival Curator for Flash Fiction Festival, U.K. and Founding/Managing Editor of New Flash Fiction Review.
Gary Fincke, editor, has published thirty-one books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, most recently, Bringing Back the Bones: New and Selected Poems, A Room of Rain: Stories, and The Killer’s Dog: Stories.
Dan Chaon is the guest editor. His most recent book is Ill Will, a novel.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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