Best of the Net Nominations 2017

It’s that time of year again! Time to find wonderful new stories and authors through online magazines’ Best of the Net nominations. Here are just a few to check out…

Cease, Cows

Fiction

“My Sister’s Aquarium” by Jennifer Todhunter

Feather Boy” by Toni Marshall

Poetry

“Perpetual Country (Blood)” by Jeff Whitney

“Two Years, Ablative” by Michael Fertik

“A Small Potato” by Brian Robert Flynn

 

Split Lip Magazine

Fiction

House Rules” by Michele Finn Johnson

Downright” by Leesa Cross-Smith

Poetry

After Reading Sharon Olds” by Diannely Antigua

When I Try to Explain Mental Illness” by Diannely Antigua

Marching Orders” by Gayle Brandeis

Pledging Allegiance to the Middle Finger” by Tom Hunley

What My Father Should Have Said” by Katelyn Delvaux

What My Mother Should Have Said” by Katelyn Delvaux

Creative Nonfiction

The Good Tenant” by Barry Maxwell

The Second One in Five Parts” by Kate Elizabeth Russell

 

The Adroit Journal

Fiction

The Brother” by Maryse Meijer

We Gather Here” by Kimarlee Nguyen

Poetry

Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Inpatient)” by Kaveh Akbar

Introduction to Quantum Theory” by Franny Choi

Wildlife” by William Evans

Meanwhile In America” by Christina Im

Asmar” by Charif Shanahan

Just Like That, A New Black Child is Born to Replace the Buried One” by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

 
Creative Nonfiction

This House is Obvious” by Kayleb Rae Candrilli

Rural Appalachian Tour of Homes” by Lucas Church

 

(b)OINK

Fiction

Sarah Lee is Dead” by Matthew Lyons

Only the Sky Above and Below” by Jad Josey

Poetry

Clickbait Article: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Being Decapitated” by Linette Reeman

Blood Like Summer” by Erin Marie Hall

Having a Gender Is Like Having a Boyfriend” by Nate Vaccaro

Crying as a Group Activity” by Logan February

r/etch” by Shannon Hearn

how to break a married woman” by Anu Mahadev

 
Creative Nonfiction

It’s a Man’s World” by Maureen Langloss

How to Be Queer in a Small, Southern Town” by Samuel J. Fox

 

Vestal Review

Fiction

“In Its Entire Splendor” by Tara Isabel Zambrano

“The Short Story of Luis” by Thomas Sanfilip

 

L’Éphémère Review

Fiction

A Dying Orchid” by Kwan Ann Tan

The Unwinding” by Helen Victoria Murray

Poetry

Still Life as Indemnity” by Meggie Royer

Dec. 17th: Transitioning Part I” by Jamal Parker

The Bottom” by M. Wright

Suite 1700: Bloody Doves & Pomegranate Juice” by Ashley Loper

After the Man in the Cafe Who Said the Jewish People Really Found Out a Lot of Ways to Fuck Up a Fish” by Alain Ginsberg

Glutton” by Jasmine Cui

 
Creative Nonfiction

My Own Private El Paso” by Melissa Mesku

Ai, Rona” by Rona Wang