Here are our Best of the Net nominations for 2018.
They encompass work published online between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
(Best of the Net
2017 is here
. The Sundress Publications
website is here
AS ALWAYS we had more good work than we were able to nominate. For fiction, we nominated two of our longer stories– both require some investment in reading. Both stories required an ample investment in imagination and work in writing. Both stories are excellent in very different ways. They exhibit the range available within a “Pop Lit” designation.
WE hope you read or re-read all of the nominated works.
We thank these writers and all the writers who’ve generously allowed us to publish their work.
“Churchgoing in New England” by Richard Greenhorn,
“The Rottweiler” by Alex Bernstein,
“Hemingway” by Samuel Stevens,
“Cry Wolfe” by Robin Wyatt Dunn,
“Black Water” by Robert Beveridge,
“Processed World” by Rus Khomutoff,
“Starbucks Bars to Be Sung I” by Timmy Chong,
“Jonesing” by Timmy Chong,
“Tourist Trap” by Holly Day,
“Losing Another One” by James Croal Jackson,
We’ve nominated two stories and four poems for the Best of the Net 2017 anthology put together by Sundress Publications.
The stories are:
“Picture This” by Anne Leigh Parrish
“Travelogue” by Robin Wyatt Dunn
“Shocking” by Dan Nielsen
“Frat Boy” by Timmy Chong
AS WE never know how editors judge these things, our policy is three-fold:
1.) Submit strong writing.
2.) Choose fairly brief submissions– making it easier for overburdened editors/judges to both read and include in a voluminous anthology.
3.) Choose a variety of writing styles, in hopes one of the works will catch the judges’ taste.
All six of these works are striking, albeit in different ways. Have fun rereading them!