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we are so excited to announce our nominees for Best of the Net 2021. we submitted 6 poems and 3 pieces of artwork for the 2021 season. The Best of the Net is an awards-based anthology designed to grant a platform to a diverse and growing collection of writers and publishers who are building an online literary landscape. The poem, story, essay, or artwork must have been first published or appeared on the web between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

join us in congratulating the following poets and artists who appeared online.

Poetry

“The Big, Queer City” by PW Covington

“Emily’s Corset” by Stephanie Saywell

“Agnostic” by Nadine Klassen

“The Bones My Mother Left Me” by Erica Perry

“Ode to the Color Grey” by Lindsay Cortright

“Lent” by Regina Jamison

Artwork

“Cowlight Cinema” by James Diaz

“Homecoming” by James Diaz

“America’s Sweetheart” by Karen Cline-Tardiff

 

scorpion

ennui or waiting

as summer creeps in with 100 degree heat and scorching sun, it is easy to stay sequestered in the air conditioning. the past year of quarantine has made the inside

hot july night by eric short

In your bed, pretending to sleep, secretly counting fan blades like flower petals, wondering He loves me, He loves me not, He loves me. Thank god there are five.  

A Closet Story by Jo Matsaeff

I remember dressing up as Salvador Dali for a Carnival parade at school somewhere between 2009 and the end of my teenage years.   My young face, rounder than it

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