People with an interest in modern poetry might like to read (and vote for the best) Poetry Society award winners of the last twenty years. A brisk overview.
People who like to read modern SF should turn to Abigail at Wrong Questions, for links to the shortlist for Hugo best novelette of the year. (Novelette = 7,500-17,500 words).
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