This is a running list of the best short stories I’ve found online. Some may also have been published in a print journal or e-zine. These online stories represent excellent work, often by new writers, but also by those more well known. I simply wish them well and a wider audience.
The Pull of the Herd by Suzan Palumbo
By the Hand that Casts it by Stephanie Charette
The Only Harmless Great Thing” The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander is a terrific novelette. If you like alternate history Fantasy and Science Fiction this should be on your reading list.
Seasons of Glass, Amal El-Mohtar
River Doll, Tariro Ndoro @MissTariN
August through October 2017
Only one title, not because nothing good was posted but because I have not been able to search them out and read them. Still, this one is a gem:
Ghostling by E. Catherine Tobler http://thedarkmagazine.com/ghostling/
E. Catherine Tobler: http://ecatherine.com
The Dead Father Cookbook by Ashley Boom http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/the-dead-father-cookbook/ Ashley Bloom: http://www.ashleyblooms.com/
Ten Thousand Sleeping Beauties by Jocelyn Koehler http://lunastationquarterly.com/story/ten-thousand-sleeping-beauties Jocelyn Koehler: http://www.teamblood.org
Each of these are by writers without long publishing credentials but are excellent strong voices.
Other Good July 2017 stories
Birds on an Island by Charlie Bookout https://www.shimmerzine.com/birds-on-an-island/
The Voice of the People by Alison Moore http://weirdfictionreview.com/2017/07/the-voice-of-the-people/
The Hidden by Melissa Pleckham http://hellohorror.com/2217_MelissaPleckham_TheHidden.htm