Million Writers Award
Top Ten Stories of 2004
Here they are: The top ten online short stories of 2004.
When I first started the Million Writers Award, my goal was to honor the year's best online short stories. However, I also had another goalto create an online anthology where people could easily read the year's best fiction. So while I hope people will help spread the word about the great literature being published online, I also hope everyone will take the time to read through these stories, to savor them, and to enjoy!
Finally, I encourage people to also check out the Notable Stories of 2004, from which I selected these top ten stories. In addition, Eclectica Magazine is the winner of this year's Million Writers Award for best online publication. The King's English wins the Million Writers Award for best publisher of novella-length fiction (something that up until now has been in short supply on the web), and Narrative Magazine wins the Million Writers Award for best new online magazine or journal.
Thanks to everyone for helping to support online literature.
fiction editor and publisher
Top Ten Stories of 2004:
- Terry Bisson "Super 8" (Scifiction.com)
- Jai Clare "Bone on Bone" (Agni)
- Xujun Eberlein "Second Encounter" (Paumanok Review)
- Alicia Gifford "Toggling the Switch" (Narrative Magazine)
- Richard Grayson "Branch Libraries of Southeastern Brooklyn" (Fiction Warehouse)
- Trebor Healey "The Mercy Seat" (Blithe House Quarterly)
- Dave Housley "Ryan Seacrest Is Famous" (Barrelhouse)
- Joan Shaddox Isom "Remade Tobacco" (Eclectica Magazine)
- Corey Mesler "Madame Sabat's Grave" (Pindeldyboz)
- Chika Unigwe "Dreams" (Eclectica Magazine)
"Million Writers Award Finalists Talk About Their Work"
(thanks to the literary blog Moorish Girl for doing this)