Best Small Fictions Nominations 2023

And now for our final nominations for the 2022/2023 awards season: Sonder Press’s Best Small Fictions.

A couple of years ago, one of our stories, The Apparitions by Kirsty McGrory, was chosen by the judges, so we’re on their radar. It’s nice to know that we’re reaching a wider audience thanks to that honor, but I’m hoping these five pieces attract even more attention this year:


Forbidden Fruit ~ Karen Schauber

Straight In ~ Aaron Becker

How to Vanquish the Demon Raktabīja ~ Emily Hoover

Language of Lines ~ Guy Biederman

Allotropes ~ Rachel Federman


Best of luck to our nominees, and once again, if you’d like to support what we do here at The Disappointed Housewife, donations are always welcome via the handy yellow button in the right hand sidebar.

Thanks to our readers and all our contributors, who make curating the work in this little zine such a great pleasure. And now, onto our sixth year of publishing @offbeatlit!

Kevin Brennan
The Disappointed Housewife