When the preliminary judges sent me their selections for the Million Writers Award notable stories, there were three flash fiction stories I couldn't include. The award rules specifically state eligible stories must be longer than 1000 words. So while I hated removing these stories from the list, I had no choice.
Since the judges thought these stories were worth selecting, I wanted to mention them here. They are:
- "Cirque de Recession" by Matt Salesses from Twelve Stories.
- "I Sing for Sonny's Fish" by Heather Palmer from the 2nd Hand
- "A Former Investment Banker Analyst Falls Back On Plan B" by by Helen Coster from McSweeney's
Each of these stories is well worth the read, so check them out.