Sunday Submissions: Asymptote’s Special Feature on International Microfiction

This Fall 2019, Asymptote is planning a special feature on international microfiction:

They are, they write, “looking for the best unpublished translations (into English) under 1,000 words.”


We’re looking for the best specimens of this genre that linger in the mind long after. Take note that this call is limited to English translations of foreign-language texts only. To inspire you, click over to some of the following pieces from our archive that speak to the power of microfiction: Pedro Novoa’s “The Dive,” László Krasznahorkai’s “I Don’t Need Anything From Here,” Rachel Shihor’s “Stalin is Dead,” A.L. Snijder’s “Animal Stories,” and Marta Zelwan’s  “The Human Species.”

The deadline for entries is September 15; those interested  can find more at