Best of the Net nominations 2021

2021, Announcements

We’re pleased to announce our 2021 Best of the Net nominations!


Halleluyah by Mónica Gomery
Sonnet Near Zyzzyx by Chelsea Harlan
Gualmar Kevin Madrigal
Souls Side by Side by Dustin Pearson
The Other Kids Use Their Hands by Jaz Sufi
Indictment Film by Fargo Nissim Tbakhi


Swallower by K-Ming Chang
Ballad II by L.M. Davenport


A Fiction More Real by Miah Jeffra
Trees, Monsters, Witches: Fragments of Being a Girl by Kat Moore

2020 Best of the Net nominees

2020, Announcements

We’re pleased to share our nominees for this year’s Best of the Net! You can read the nominated pieces here.


“Herstory of Pink” by Kiran Bath
“Why Scarred and Scared Sound So Alike” by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
“Sister’s Ghazal” by Tatiana M.R. Johnson
“Hotel” by Gabriella R. Tallmadge
“Vox Populi, Vox Dei” by Victoria C. Flanagan
“Boyhood” by S. Yarberry


“Isn’t This What You Wanted?” by Hadley Franklin
“Buena Vista Bonded” by Mckenzie Zalopany

“Not Inside or Outside, but Quietly There” by Erin Marie Lynch

“Photographs of Your Tías” by Brenda Venezia


2019, Announcements


Three Encounters with No One” by Elisa Gonzalez

The Wounded Deer” by Krysten Hill

Elegy” by Michael Marberry

We Ran Rapturous” by Shannon Sankey

Clack” by Janelle Tan

Everything You’ve Been Told About [Being a Partner] Is a Lie” by Kevin West


Green Eternity” by Raina K. Puels

Two Stars, Burning Sun” by Claire Robbins


Animal Kingdom” by Aram Mrjoian

Blue Raspberry” by Robert James Russell

Best of the Net nominations for 2018

2018, Blog

We are excited to announce our nominations for the 2018 Best of the Net anthology!


no te quedes” by Anthony Cody
Revenge of the Asian Woman” by Dorothy Chan
The Weight” by Cameron Alexander Lawrence
Success That Is Partly The Result Of Chance; Or, An Uncertain Course Of Events” by Alysse Kathleen McCanna
Dumb Luck” by Victoria Lynne McCoy
Marfa Lights” by Iliana Rocha


Bad Bones” by Alexandra Kessler
Patterson Field” by Kate Arden McMullen


Little Deaths” by Annalise Mabe
Tension And Release: Diffusing Pressure Points In The Abnormal Adolescent” by Naomi Washer

Best of the Net nominations 2017

2017, Blog

We are excited to announce our nominations for the 2017 Best of the Net anthology!


Caleb Braun,  “Lessons
Trista Edwards, “Bellows
Marlin M. Jenkins, “Psalm regarding the Young Man’s Hands

Sophia Terazawa, “The Waiting Room
Kelly Grace Thomas, “The Most Bones
Paul Tran, “Elegy With My Mother’s Lipstick


Katie Young Foster, “Babymoon
Meghan Lamb, “The Widower


Kym Cunningham, “Waiting for the Flood
Kailee Marie Pedersen, “The Beginner’s Guide to Matricide

Best of the Net nominations for 2014

2014, Blog

We’re pleased to announce our editor’s picks for Best of the Net nominations!
If you’re not already familiar with Best of the Net, you can read last year’s here


Jan Bottiglieri  – Whatever You Call it Will Be Its Name

Michelle Y. Burke  – Driving Alone

Adam Day – Frank’s All Right

Jake Levine – Kim Jong Il Looks at Things

Rachel Marie Patterson – The Mirror

Caylin Capra-Thomas – Interior Landscape


Darlene P. CamposSigning Off

George Ovitt – Dancing Lessons


Kristen Keckler – Here We Are

Ellen Wendt – Sugar Baby