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We're happy to reveal the results of our 2015 Q4 Short Fiction survey, featuring stories from October 2015 to December 2015.

Check out the stories below. We included word count where available. For some stories the word counts are approximate because not all publishers provide them; corrections welcome! Stories that must be purchased to read are marked with an asterisk, but we've linked to their home magazine or anthology.

In 2016, we've decided to change things up in order to include older short fiction, as well. Additionally, the submission form will be open all year round and after submitting you'll be able to see the stories others have recced, too, so you can find new things to read immediately! We'll be refreshing the form at the end of each quarter and doing a compilation post to highlight the stories. You can find our new form at http://goo.gl/forms/pBnXAYLPM3. Happy reccing and reading!

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Short Fiction Recommendations



"Who Will Greet You at Home" by Lesley Nneka Arimah (October 2015, The New Yorker, 5669 words)

"On the Nature of Reality" by Yaroslav Barsukov (November 2015, Nature: Futures, 967 words)

The Citadel of Weeping Pearls by Aliette de Bodard (Oct/Nov 2015, Asimov's, 34000 words)*

"Liminal Grid" by Jaymee Goh (November 2015, Strange Horizons, 5936 words)

Is The Dragon Whole? by Crystal Lynn Hilbert (October 2015, Vitality)*

"If On a Winter's Night a Traveler" by Xia Jia (November 2015, Clarkesworld, 2842 words)

"Emergence" by Gwyneth Jones (December 2015, Meeting Infinity, 7,100 words)*

"And Never Mind the Watching Ones" by Keffy R.M. Kehrli (Sep/Oct 2015, Uncanny, 8057 words)

"When We Die on Mars" by Cassandra Khaw (December 2015, Clarkesworld, 3076 words)

"So Much Cooking" by Naomi Kritzer (November 2015, Clarkesworld, 8432 words)

"Geometries of Belonging" by Rose Lemberg (October 2015, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 17052 words)

"Points of Origin" by Marissa K. Lingen (November 2015, Tor.com, 5929 words)

"The Game of Smash and Recovery" by Kelly Link (October 2015, Strange Horizons, 5574 words)

"When the Fall is All That's Left" by Arkady Martine (October 2015, Apex Magazine, 2275 words)

"Outsider" by An Owomoyela (December 2015, Meeting Infinity)*

"Yuanyuan's Bubbles" by Liu Cixin & Carmen Yiling Yan (December 2015, Clarkesworld, 7329 words)

Quarter Days by Iona Sharma (December 2015, GigaNotoSauRus, 24912 words)

"The Price You Pay is Red" by Carlie St. George (November 2015, The Book Smugglers, 13714 words)

"The Log Goblin" by Brian Staveley (December 2015, Tor.com, 1303 words)

"Shimmering, Warm, and Bright" by Shveta Thakrar (November 2015, Interfictions Online, 5958 words)

"Wooden Feathers" by Ursula Vernon (Nov/December 2015, Uncanny, 5997 words)

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