Writer Robert Laughlin e-mailed that he analyzed all the authors who've made it to the different levels of the Million Writers Award over the last five years. His purpose: to determine who are "the Chekhovs and Maupassants of the weblit era."
- Richard Grayson and Corey Mesler, with 7 stories from each author making the MWA notable lists over the years.
- Stephen Gillis, with 5 stories.
- Elizabeth Bear, with 4 stories.
So there you have it--the new weblit Chekhovs and Maupassants.