Announcing Our Nominees for Best of the Net 2018

For the second year in a row, we are happy to announce our nominees for Best of the Net 2018. These work struck us to our core, staying with us, changing us, reminding us again and again why we edit and publish such pieces in the first place.

Congratulations to our nominees, and best of luck in the nomination process! As always, we support you, your work, and your impact on this journal and our literary communities.


David Joez Villaverde, Past Gary
Lysander Wong, Portrait of Spring
Jessie Lynn McMains, Lucky Knives & Holy Charms
Sanjana Rajagopal, The Argument from Intelligent Design
Nikki Velletri, Drag
Tyra Jamison, Eulogy


Marley Stuart, Neighbors
Maria Sledmere, Peanut Butter


Erin Gunther, I Open My Eyes
Sarah Bigham, There is No Manual For This


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