Nadia Born

Nadia Born writes peculiar fiction, both literary and speculative. She won LitMag’s Anton Chekhov Award for Flash Fiction and New Letters’ Editor’s Choice Award. Her stories are featured in The Cincinnati Review, Water~Stone Review, New Orleans Review, Mississippi Review and elsewhere. She also has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions and Best Microfiction.



• Winner, 2023 Anton Chekhov Award for Flash Fiction (judged by staff)

"The Prohibition" – LitMag (print, 2024) → forthcoming!

• Winner, 2022 Editor’s Choice Award (judged by staff)

“Marriage: A Crossword”New Letters (print, 2023)

• Finalist, 2023 Micro Essay Contest (judged by Lisa Nikolidakis)

“i become a mind reader” – New Orleans Review (online, 2024) → forthcoming!


• “The Lunar Phases According to My Flat-Earther Lover” – Arkansas International (print, 2024) → forthcoming!

• “Sugar Coating” – Mississippi Review (print, 2024)

“Neither, Both”The Normal School (online, 2023)

“To All the Souls Who Can't Yet Read”The Cincinnati Review (“miCRo” series, online, 2023)

“Inkling”MQR Mixtape (“Pleasure” issue, online, 2023)

“Seeds Grow in the Dark”Jellyfish Review (online, 2023)

“Mother Tongue”Hayden’s Ferry Review (“Tiny Architectures” issue, online, 2022)

*Nominated for Best Small Fictions 2023

*Nominated for Best Microfiction 2023

• “The Swimming Lesson” – Water~Stone Review (print, 2022)

“Oranges”Gulf Coast (online, 2021)

“Checking for Ticks”SmokeLong Quarterly (online, 2021)

*Nominated for Best Microfiction 2022

“To the Coast”minnesota review (print, 2020)

*Nominated for the Pushcart Prize


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