KYSO Flash
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
“Flash isn’t a fad, it’s an art; and while I hope people can have fun with it, its pursuit should still be taken seriously.”
— Tara L. Masih, editor of Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction
Update: 12 Nov 2019/
April 2020 *

Nominations for The Best Small Fictions 2020

KYSO Flash is happy to announce the nomination of five works (which we published during calendar year 2019) for the sixth annual Best Small Fictions Anthology *

Flash Fiction:

Haibun Story:


Prose Poem:

Guest Editor of The Best Small Fictions 2020 is Elena M. Stiehler, Founder and Executive Editor of The Sonder Review and Sonder Press. Results will be announced in spring 2020, and the anthology will be published in the fall.


* Results announced in April 2020 and included two works from KYSO Flash:

 At the Pacific Air Museum: prose poem by Lisa Shulman

 After the Dream, the Dream Remains: haibun story by Rich Youmans

See also our previous nominations:

The Best Small Fictions 2019

The Best Small Fictions 2018

The Best Small Fictions 2017

The Best Small Fictions 2016

The Best Small Fictions 2015 (debut issue)

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