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it is hard to get published. as a publisher we want to provide a platform for poets and writers who need to be heard. but sometimes we have to pass on pieces we like. hard decisions have to be made.

anthologies give us the opportunity to highlight a variety of voices. we are currently working on our second anthology. (you can find the call for submissions here) in the coming months, however, we are going to be looking for previous unpublished poets who are ready to be published.

take the time to read best practices about submitting. things like an inconsistent font or repeated spelling errors (when not an intentional part of a piece) can distract from your work. know what is your work about, what you are trying to convey.

do not trust your best friend who is going to tell you everything is perfect. seek out that person who is going to challenge your work and force you to make it better. read it out loud. let it whisper to you in your sleep.

then get it together. and keep your eyes peeled. because we are getting ready to publish.

Best of the Net Nominees 2021

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