"This collection of micro-stories teems with energy and talent. To pick this up and read it is to feel the pulse of our world: the heartbreak, the strangeness, the vast variety of voices and desires, the coming of the future. This is exactly what I want to read."
-Deb Olin Unferth, author of Barn 8
"I look forward to each year's Best Microfiction because it promises a view of life through a miniature, fractured lens. I'm enlivened by the odd shapes of these stories and the odd stories those shapes invite in, as if shopping in a Borgesian flea market. I'm reminded how the small, the quiet, tend to have the most interesting things to say."
- Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month
"Amber Sparks' introduction is a gauntlet thrown down as she cites inspiration and bravery as the defining attributes of the brilliant stories in Best Microfiction 2021. The pulse of these microfictions is operating at the speed of light, the fever a white heat of sound."
-Pamela Painter, author of Fabrications
"In only a few years, Best Microfiction has established itself as one of the most exciting anthologies of new fiction. If short stories are airplanes, the tiny miracles in this collection are hummingbirds."
-James Tate Hill, author of Blind Man's Bluff and editor of Monkeybicycle