In 2020 we made a commitment to our submitters to nominate for best-of collections. Here’s who we nominated in 2021!

2021 Best of the Net Nominations

The Best of the Net is an awards-based anthology (created by Sundress Publications) designed to grant a platform to a diverse and growing collection of writers and publishers who are building an online literary landscape that seeks to break free of traditional publishing. This space has been created to bring greater respect to the continually expanding world of exceptional digital publishing. The work nominated must have been first published between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. We’ve nominated:

For Poetry:

For Fiction:

For Nonfiction:

For Artwork:

2021 Pushcart Prize Nominations

The Pushcart Prize is an American literary magazine published by Pushcart Press that honors the best poetry, short fiction, essays, or “literary whatnot” published in the small presses over the course of the year. We’ve nominated:

2021 Best Microfiction Nominations

Best Microfiction 2022 is published by Pelekinesis and considers stories of only 400 words or fewer that were first published in 2020. We’ve nominated:

2021 Best Small Fictions Nominations

The Best Small Fictions (published by Sonder Press) features the best micro fiction, flash fiction, haibun stories, and prose poetry from around the world under 1,000 words, published in 2021. We’ve nominated:

It was incredibly hard to pick these pieces to nominate, so we want to thank and hold up all of our submitters for sharing their work with us this year. We wouldn’t exist without your talents.