The long list of notable short stories is up - it includes 158 stories!
The storySouth Million Writers Award now put the long list of best online short stories online: Notable Stories of 2010. The list is based on the open nomination lists of readers and editors, the nominations were screened by 17 preliminary judges who based on the nomination lists and their own reads picked their favorites.
It's good to see so many great stories and authors and magazines in one list. And great to see BluePrintReview included in the long list, together with contributors in other places:
"The Rain Connoisseur" by Robin Susanto
"Where We Come From, Where We Go" by Susan Gibb
"Rites of Spring" by Finnegan Flawnt (= Marcus Speh)
"Taking Flight" by Ben Tanzer
"All These Violent Children" by J. A. Tyler
Some relating BluePrintReview links:
Susan Gibb is included in the new BPR collab issue, here: Cross/Comfort. Marcus Speh is part of the colalb issue, too, with a story that mentions Finnegan Flawnt: Short Cuts. Ben Tanzer was featured in the blueprint book blog with his e-book "99 Problems".
Best publication (based on most listed stories) is the international magazine Words without Borders. Best newcomer is: Lightspeed Magazine.
Stories with multiple nominations:
"Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain" by Yoon Ha Lee
"Arvies" by Adam-Troy Castro
"Most of Them Would Follow Wandering Fires" by Amber Sparks
"Singing for Dixie" by Airin Miller
"The Private Eye's Investigation" by Sam Martone
"Dreaming in Italian, 1964" by Sandra Scofield
"The Mad Scientist's Daughter" by Theodora Goss
"This Is How We Walk on the Moon" by Thomas Cooper
Congratulations to all long-listed authors & magazines!
And big thanks to Jason Sanford for organizing it all.