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Last quarter, we asked everyone to submit short fiction they had loved published between January 1, 2015 and March 31st, 2015. It's taken us a bit, but now we are happy to share the results! Thanks to everyone who shared stories they enjoyed with us and encouraged others to take part. You're all awesome!

We had some ~fancy numbers~ planned, but because of lack of time and in the interest of getting the stories out there for people to read, enjoy these stories sorted by number of recs. :D

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Six Recommendations!


We had one story recced six times. :D The Shape of My Name by Nino Cipri (March 2015, Tor.com).

Five Recommendations!


We also had one story recced five times. Pockets by Amal El-Mohtar (January/February 2015, Uncanny Magazine #2).

Four Recommendations!


And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead by Brooke Bolander (February 2015, Lightspeed Magazine #57)
The Half-Dark Promise by Malon Edwards (January 2015, Shimmer #23)

Three Recommendations!



Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer (January 2015, Clarkesworld #100)
Documentary by Vajra Chandrasekera (March 2015, Lightspeed Magazine #58)
The Language of Knives by Haralambi Markov (February 2015, Tor.com)
The Ticket Taker of Cenote Zaci by Benjamin Parzybok (February 2015, Strange Horizons)

Two Recommendations!


And the Burned Moths Remain by Benjanun Sridaunkaew (January 2015, Tor.com)
Animal Women by Alix E. Harrow (January 2015, Strange Horizons)
Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang (January/February 2015, Uncanny Magazine #2)
Limestone, Lye, and the Buzzing of Flies by Kate Heartfield (February 2015, Strange Horizons)
Love Letters to Things Lost and Gained by Sunny Moraine (January/February 2015, Uncanny Magazine #2)
Schrödinger's Gun by Ray Wood (February 2015, Tor.com)
The Heat of Us: Notes Towards an Oral History by Sam J. Miller (January/February 2015, Uncanny Magazine #2)
The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild, Part Two by Catherynne M. Valente (January & March 2015, Clarkesworld #100 & #102)
Traveling Mercies by Rachael K. Jones (February 2015, Strange Horizons)

One Recommendation!


Our biggest category and the most adventurous one because there's so many possibilities! This category shows us just how expansive the speculative short fiction community is, and just how much work is really out there. Try a new author! Let the titles be your guide! Maybe you'll find a new favorite. :)

A Million Oysters for Chiyoko by Caroline M. Yoachim (January 2015, Daily Science Fiction)
A Murmuration by Alastair Reynolds (March/April 2015, Interzone #257)
A Residence for Friendless Ladies by Alice Sola Kim (March/April 2015, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
Acrobatic Duality by Tamara Vardomskaya (February 2015, Tor.com)
Best Served by L.C. Hu (March 2015, Daily Science Fiction)
Bilingual by Henry Lien (March/Aprril 2015, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
Boris's Bar by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali (March 2015, Escape Pod #483)
Candy, Shoe, and Skull; Sallow Flowers Plucked Like Chains by Eileen Wiedbrauk (March 2015, Niteblade Magazine)
Cassandra by Ken Liu (March 2015, Clarkesworld #102)
Cold Hands and the Smell of Salt by JY Yang (January 2015, Daily Science Fiction)
Damage by David D. Levine (January 2015, Tor.com)
Daughters of Resurrection by Melissa Kiguwa (January 2015, Jalada #02)
Descent by Carmen Maria Machado (February 2015, Nightmare Magazine #29)
Dichotomous key to animals discovered by the first settlers on Quintana: Kepler-186F by Melanie Ress (January 2015, Daily Science Fiction)
Dog by Bruce McAllister (March 2015, Tor.com)
Even the Mountains Are Not Forever by Laurie Tom (March 2015, Strange Horizons)
Eye by Wole Talabi (February 2015, Liquid Imagination)
For Lost Time by Therese Arkenberg (January 2015, Beneath Ceaseless Skies #165)
He Came From a Place of Openness and Truth by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (January 2015, Lightspeed Magazine #56)
I'm lonely: Immune to Apraxia, Toronto doctor refuses to give up on a cure by Kate Heartfield (January 2015, Daily Science Fiction)
In Loco Parentis by Andrea Phillips (January 2015, Escape Pod #476)
Ivory Darts and Golden Arrows by Maria Devhana Headley (March/April 2015, Uncanny Magazine #3)
John Dillinger and the Blind Magician by Allison M. Dickson (January 2015, Apex Magazine #68)
Jump Cut by Lauren C. Teffeau (February 2015, Unlikely Story #11)
Kio and Gio by Daniel José Older (January 2015, Tor.com)
Light by Kelly Link (February 2015, Get in Trouble)
Manifesto of the Committee to Abolish Outer Space by Sam Kriss (February 2015, The New Inquiry)
Requiem, for Solo Cello by Damien Angelica Walters (February 2015, Apex Magazine #69)
Serving Girl by Phoebe Harris (February 2015, GigaNotoSaurus)
Sun, Stone, Spear by Carrie Vaughn (March 2015, Beneath Ceaseless Skies #169)
Translatio Corporis by Kat Howard (March/April 2015, Uncanny Magazine #3)
The City Dreams of Bird-Men by Emily Cataneo (February 2015, Fantasy Scroll Magazine #5)
The Far Shore by Yoko Tawada (March 2015, Words Without Borders)
The Kindness of Bones by Leslie Jane Anderson (January 2015, Daily Science Fiction)
The Lost City of Osiris: A Tale of Western Adventure by Carol Borden (February 2015, Pornokitsch)
The Men in the Walls by Rhonda Eikamp (March 2015, Niteblade Magazine)
The Monkey House by Tade Thompson (March 2015, Omenana #2)
The Rainbow by Kristen Roupenian (March 2015, Weird Fiction Review)
The Salt Mosquito's Bite and the Goddess' Sting by J Mehentee (March 2015, Strange Horizons)
The Wizard's House by Stephen Case (February 2015, Beneath Ceaseless Skies #166)
Things You Can Buy For a Penny by Will Kaufman (February 2015, Lightspeed Magazine #57)
Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight by Aliette de Bodard (January 2015, Clarkesworld #100)
Twelve and Tag by Gregory Norman Bossert (March 2015, Asimov's Science Fiction)
Vacui Magia by L. S. Johnson (January 2015, Strange Horizons)
Voices of Solitude by A.T. Greenblatt (March 2015, Daily Science Fiction)
Weight of the World by José Pablo Iriarte (February 2015, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination)
Where Monsters Dance by Merc Rustad (March 2015, Inscription Magazine)
With a Golden Risha by P. Djeli Clark (February 2015, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #23)
Y Brenin by C.A. Hawksmoor (February 2015, Beneath Ceaseless Skies #167)
You Are Two Point Three Meters from Your Destination by Fran Wilde (March/April 2015, Uncanny Magazine #3)

Feel free to share this list with http://bit.ly/shortfiction2015-Q1-results. Happy reading! :)

Short Fiction Favorites: April 2015 to June 2015!


Although we're a little late launching, we're definitely interested in seeing what everyone discovered during the second quarter of the year.

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Feel free to drop all the short fiction you loved that was published between April 1, 2015 and June 30th, 2015, into the form at http://bit.ly/shortfiction2015-Q2. Since some magazines overlap, the best way to tell if something is eligible is the go-live date: the date it was first eligible for purchase, individually or as part of a magazine, or available to read online.

The form will be open from July 28, 2015 to August 7, 2015. We're still working out the kinks in the process, so if you have questions hit us up in the comments or @feministponies on Twitter! If you'd like to signal boost the project for us by inviting any short fiction reader pals you'd have to take part, too we'd really appreciate it. :)

Date: 2015-07-28 08:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] forestofglory
I've been looking forward to this list for a while. Glad to see it is finally up. Thanks for all your hard work!

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