Stories by
Ben White (@benwhitemd)

July is another featured author month, this time showcasing Derek Dexheimer (@dex3703).

This is Derek’s second round in the spotlight. He was also featured in September 2016, so if you needed an excuse to peruse the archives, now you have one.

Back in 2016, Stephen Orsloke (#590) was anthologized in Best Small Fictions 2015. It was even discussed and read out loud on Radio New Zealand (with an awesome accent, naturally). Saladin Ahmed (592) was a finalist.

Then M. J. Iuppa (#641) was a finalist in Best Small Fictions 2016.

This year, Emily Bowers (#698) was another finalist for the forthcoming Best Small Fictions 2017.

To all readers and writers, it’s a privilege to read and publish your work.

Exactly one year ago, your friendly editor was on the radio to discuss twitter fiction with Colin McEnroe for WNPR. It was a lot of fun (and at least a little bit scary), and I even got to read #642 by our author-of-the-month R. Gatwood on the air.

Our segment starts around the 6:45 mark.

For May, we’re bringing back our author spotlight series. This time, we’re doing an encore from our first feature and presenting a round of stories from one of our very favorite concise writers, R. Gatwood.

Also, did we mention that Nanoism turned 8 years old over a month ago?

This month of Nanoism is brought to you by Derek Dexheimer (@dex3703) with four stories appearing on Wednesdays.

It’s been so long that we temporarily forgot: Nanoism is now over 7 years old (which is approaching infinity in internet years). Thanks as always for reading and submitting!

Our second author spotlight month features Sean Vivier, showcasing four fine tiny tales appearing weekly on Wednesdays.

This December marks Nanoism’s first author spotlight since its inception over six years ago. Every week this month, we’re featuring a story by the same author: one of our very favorites, R. Gatwood (@iwantanewhead). Enjoy!

I started this site as a venue for thoughtful Twitter fiction in March of 2009, which means that Nanoism is now over 6 years old.

At the time of its founding, it was the first non-genre publication for Twitter fiction, as well as the first of its variety to pay its authors (@thaumatrope, now defunct, was the original pioneer). With 6 years and over 600 stories in its archives, @Nanoism remains the longest continuously running site/account of its kind. Thank you for reading.

There’s a new very short story anthology coming out later this year. It’s called Best Small Fictions, and this year it’s edited by Tara L. Masih and Pulitzer-prize winning author Robert Olen Butler(!). Pretty neat.

The five nominations from last year’s Nanoism lineup (in order of publication):

As an editor, I’ve often been remiss in my efforts to promote the wonderful writing I receive in my inbox every day for anthologies, awards, etc. While one of our tiny tales making it all the way for Best of the Web etc will always be an uphill climb due to their (very) brief nature, I want to thank the thousands of authors who have submitted and the hundreds of authors I’ve published for their writing. It’s an honor and pleasure to read and present your work.