In the July AWA issue guest Editor Iona Winter, on selecting her top picks: “They illustrated patterns that, while not always beautiful, were interconnected. These stories breathed, alongside the waters they were birthed from.”
Reading the entries for the NFFD competition was a rich and rewarding experience. We congratulate all the entrants into this important competition, the writers of the long-listed stories, and the shortlisted stories.
In a new series this year, we ask the guest editor to weigh in with top selections from the reading file. This month, Amanda Saint chooses her top picks and notes what makes these stories stand out.