Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction.This year's anthology is edited by Michael Chabon and one of the writers he has selected is Tim Pratt ("color me pole-axed") for a story that appeared in Polyphony 4. Another is Kelly Link. To quote Matt Cheney:
It's been a while since a writer specifically identified with the science fiction/fantasy label has made it into The Best American Short Stories -- I think Harlan Ellison was the last, in Louise Erdrich's 1993 volume (for more background on the history of SF writers in BASS, see Andy Duncan's letter to Locus from July 2001). Never, to my knowledge, have two such writers appeared together in one edition of the book.Via gwendabondgirl
Update: Jonathan Strathan says
And a third story, which I don't think has been announced publicly yet, has been selected. Suffice it to say that it's a story I'd picked to reprint from its online publication in a book I'm doing, so I'm very chuffed for the author.Care to speculate?