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 LAWTON is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, poet, and editor from Vancouver, Canada. She holds 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 the Community Manager of The Murmur House. A Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold and Silver Key recipient and 2018 Porkbelly Press Micro Chapbook Series finalist, Kanika's work has appeared in The Rising Phoenix ReviewRambutan LiteraryRicepaper MagazineBombus PressPUBLIC POOL, and The Ellis Review, among others. Ocean-bound since birth, Kanika can be found on Twitter @honeyveined and her website kanikalawton.weebly.com.