Announcing our Nominees for Best of the Net 2019

Each year we nominate some of the outstanding work we’ve published for major literary awards and anthologies, such as Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net. For Best of the Net 2019, we have nominated work that changes how we understand love, grief, hope, forgiveness, pride, and longing—language is such a powerful tool, and these nominees use it to reshape how we can better know ourselves, each other, and the world we share between us.

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An Interview with The Brown Orient's Founder Elizabeth Ruth Deyro

Editor-In-Chief Kanika Lawton had the opportunity to speak with The Brown Orient’s founder Elizabeth Ruth Deyro on TBO’s beginnings, future endeavours, and the importance of providing spaces for marginalized voices. As two creatives whose identities converged along the lines of what it means to be Brown Asian women, Kanika and Elizabeth spoke at length about the problematics of an all-encompassing “Asian” identity that ignores West, South, and Southeast Asian identities, navigating what it means to be represented in publishing and beyond, and how to push allyship towards creating an equitable space within our online literary communities.

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Announcing our Nominees for the 2019 Pushcart Prize

We are extremely pleased to announce, for the second year in a row, our nominees for the 2019 Pushcart Prize. The selection process this year, like last year, was long and difficult, if only because we believe so wholeheartedly in the strength, craftsmanship, and lasting impact of every piece of writing we’ve published since our conception, but we do want to give these nominees our utmost congratulations, and best of luck in the nomination process!

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A Convergence of Atmospheres: A Review of Coliseum's Anxiety's Kiss

Anxiety’s Kiss, the fifth studio album by Coliseum under Deathwish Inc., is an impeccable resonance under the duration of (approximately) 37 minutes, coming off as enticing enough to make 2015 an impressive year for Deathwish Inc., such as Lightless Walk by Cult Leader, Rust by Harm’s Way, and, of course, Anxiety’s Kiss from this one Louisville-based post-hardcore band. This album was produced by J. Robbins from Jawbox, who also produced their 2011 EP Parasites and their third studio album Sister Faith, which was released in 2013.

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Into the Unknown: HONNE from 39,000 Feet

There’s a reason why I’ve always preferred window seats in airplanes. I can be alone with my own thoughts while peering through a window of a big machine 39,000 feet from sea level. In long flights, I can see sunrises, sunsets, and I can physically cross the shackles of different time zones. Eventually, I would feel the sudden realization that I am 39,000 feet apart from the world and all its shenanigans, where civilizations rise and fall for thousands of years. I would peer down and I see territories and seas where every human memory is created and nurtured. 

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