Gnashing Teeth Publishing

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Best of the Net Nominees 2021

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

 

young woman with red hair smiling at the camera with a white paper umbrella behind her

like pretty tulips by linda m. crate

everything has been hard and heavy, as of late; in my world and the world at large— so yesterday i was drinking in small wonders like pretty tulips dancing out

What I Can Offer You by Rich Orloff

I cannot fix your pain I cannot solve your problem I can’t prevent the sorrow you’re feeling Or even guarantee I’ll make you smile However, because I’ve known Joy embracing

by Natalye Childress

*this poem is in .jpg to preserve formatting *this is the unformatted text of the poem after rainer maria rilke you, the poet, have become world weary, word-wrought. and god

guy with a dark beard and moustache wearing a black graphic tee

Orchards of Udders by Jon Wesick

dripped on the blanket while air rustled tamarind trees. Chekhov drank a Thai iced tea and plummeted out of this poem. A flock of circles twittered in the hacksaw bushes

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