We have been consistently floored by the sheer talent, precision, and craftsmanship of the writers we have published this past year, which made choosing our nominations for Sundress Publications' Best of the Net 2017 Anthology all that more difficult. 

However, after much deliberation, we are pleased to announce our nominees for Best of the Net 2017! Thank you for allowing us to publish your work, and for filling our first year of operation with so much starlight! 


Meggie Royer, Still Life as Indemnity
Jamal Parker, Dec. 17th: Transitioning Part I
M. Wright, The Bottom
Ashley Loper, Suite 1700: Bloody Doves & Pomegranate Juice
Alain Ginsberg, After the Man in the Cafe Who Said the Jewish People Really Found Out a Lot of Ways to Fuck Up a Fish
Jasmine Cui, Glutton


Kwan Ann Tan, A Dying Orchid
Helen Victoria Murray, The Unwinding


Melissa Mesku, My Own Private El Paso
Rona Wang, Ai, Rona

KANIKA LAWON is a poet and editor from Vancouver, Canada. She received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a Minor in Film Studies from the University of British Columbia, where she served as an editor with the UBC Undergraduate Film Student Association. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of L’Éphémère Review, edits for Venus Magazine, and is the Community Manager of The Murmur House. Author of SANTO CALIFORNIA (2017) and a 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold and Silver Key recipient, Kanika's work has appeared in The Rising Phoenix ReviewRambutan LiteraryRicepaper MagazineBombus Press, and PUBLIC POOL, among others. Ocean-bound since birth, Kanika can be found on Twitter @honeyveinedher website kanikalawton.weebly.com, or trying to find solace in tide pools along the West Coast.