As I did last year, I plan to name a Best New Yorker Story of the Year. Last year I came up with a list of my choices for the top ten stories and then narrowed that list down to five based on comments received here, combined with my own preferences. (No one ever said this was a democracy!) But then I let readers vote on the top five and I didn't interfere in the will of the people (even though the eventual winner wasn't my favorite). Anyway, I plan to follow more or less the same procedure this year, except that I'm accepting nominations now for stories that should be included in the top ten. I'll still have final say, but I want to hear from you!
Leave a comment below with your picks.