African Writers Among Those Selected for the 2024 Best Small Fictions Anthology

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Ola W. Halim, Owolusi Lucky, Eniola Abdulroqeeb Arówólò, and JAY Lit‘s very own, Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim, have made it onto the 2024 ‘Best Small Fictions’ Selections list.

Listed below are the authors and their respective works of fiction to be found in the anthology:

  • Ojuju-Kalaba by Ola W. Halim (SmokeLong Quarterly)
  • Amen: The End of Men by Owolusi Lucky (Reckon Review)
  • Tonight, I Might Commit the Most Grievous Crime by Eniola Abdulroqeeb Arówólò (Anmly)
  • Already among the Clouds by Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim (Necessary Fiction)

Best Small Fictions is the first-ever contemporary anthology solely dedicated to anthologizing the best internationally published short hybrid fiction in a given calendar year. Now in its tenth year of existence, Best Small Fictions features the best microfiction, flash fiction, haibun stories, and prose poetry from around the world.

These amazing pieces of short fiction by these terrific authors will be included in the annual anthology. The 2024 edition will be available from Alternating Current Press this fall.

Congratulations Ibrahim, Ola, Owolusi, Eniola, and all the immensely gifted authors who were selected!

To read more on the prestigious selections and the works of fiction that earned them a spot, visit

Bongiwe T. Maphosa

Bongiwe T. Maphosa

Bongiwe Maphosa is a budding author with a passion for storytelling. With her thought-provoking narratives, she takes her readers on a literary adventure. Bongiwe's works on the human condition from a fresh perspective have earned her recognition and publications in the Avbob Poetry Anthology of 2019, The Writer's Club of South Africa 2021, and JAY Lit in 2021. She hopes to cement her place in the literary community.