Million Writers Award
Top Ten Stories of 2005
When I first started the Million Writers Award, my main goal was to honor the year's best online short stories. My other goal was to create an online anthology where people could easily read the year's best fiction. Below is this year's anthology.
I hope everyone will take the time to read through these stories, to savor them, and to enjoy! If you like what you see, tell a friend. Help spread the word about the great literature being published online.
Finally, I encourage people to also check out the Notable Stories of 2005, from which I selected the top ten stories. In addition, Strange Horizons was selected as the best online magazine, The King's English as best publisher of novella-length fiction, and Anderbo as the best new online magazine or journal. I also recommend people check out SCIFICTION, which recently died an untimely death.
Thanks to everyone for helping to support online literature. Be sure to vote for your favorite story.
fiction editor and publisher
Top Ten Stories of 2005:
- "Light at the End of the Tunnel" by John J. Clayton (Agni)
- "The Rules of Urban Living" by Kara Janeczko (Anderbo)
- "Two Lives" by Michael Croley (Blackbird)
- "Down and Out in Brentwood" by Neal Marks (Crime Scene Scotland)
- "Diamonds and Lemons" by Omar Beer (Fiction Warehouse)
- "The Black Tongue" by Anjana Basu (Gowanus)
- "Nang Fah Jam Laeng: Angels in Disguise" by Cynthia Gralla (Mississippi Review)
- "Wedad's Cavalry" by Mohja Kahf (MWU: Muslim Wake Up)
- "Famous Fathers" by Pia Z. Ehrhardt (Narrative Magazine)
- "There's a Hole in the City" by Richard Bowes (SCIFICTION)