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Baby Made a List!

Photo from flickrI'm beyond thrilled that Baby has made it onto a list of recommended flash fiction provided by the editors of 100 Word Story and curated by The Millions. The list includes stellar writers such as Leesa Cross-Smith, Kim Chinquee, Meg Pokrass, Kara Vernor, Stuart Dybek, and Joy Williams. Also on the list are a few anthologies including The Best Small Fictions, for which I was a consulting editor last year. It's a great list, and I couldn't be happier that Other Household Toxins is included.

Honored and thrilled.

If you're just now realizing that I've published a collection of flash fiction, welcome to the party! You can read some reviews and interviews related to the BabyHERE.

If you have bought the book on Amazon, how about leaving a review (after you've read it of course). This review does not have to be positive. If you hate my Baby (monster), you can write that as well. Honest reviews are always the best reviews.

If you are a professional reviewer and would like a pdf, just send me a private message. christopher@imustbeoff.com

If you have bought the book and also reviewed it on Amazon or elsewhere, how about sending me some gluten-free cupcakes that you've baked yourself? This is a fun activity for the whole family.

If you have already done all the above, you are a saint. Take a break.

I must be off,


Christopher Allenis the author ofOther Household Toxins(Matter Press) andConversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire). Allen's fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in[PANK], FRiGG, Eclectica Magazine's 20th-Anniversary Speculative anthology,Indiana Review, Night Train, Juked,SmokeLong Quarterly: the Best of the First Ten Yearsanthology, and Lunch Ticket, among many others. Read his book reviews in[PANK] blog, Necessary Fiction, Word Riot, and The Lit Pub.His creative non-fiction has been featured inBootsnall Travel, Chicken Soup for the Souland lots of other good places. A finalist atGlimmer Trainin 2011, Allen is a multiple nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net,The Best Small Fictions,storySouth's Million Writers Award and others. In 2017 Allen was both a finalist (as translator) and semifinalist forThe Best Small Fictions. He is presently the managing editor ofSmokeLong Quarterlyand a consulting editor forThe Best Small Fictions 2018.

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