The Ekphrastic Review is thrilled to announce that we are resuming literary prize nominations. We are grateful for the amazing team that has come together to form the nomination committee and make this possible. Our prize nomination readers generously shared their time and expertise in a tight time window, in order to make this year's Best of the Net deadlines. We only had a few weeks after forming the committee to start with this important annual recognition of online literary excellence.
A big shout out and thank you to our committee members: Laura Cherry, Kari Ann Ebert, Carole Mertz, Alarie Tennille, Jordan Trethewey, with myself, Lorette C. Luzajic. (Click here to learn more about the committee.)
The Best of the Net is an annual series of nominations for literary recognition of online writing. To be eligible for this particular nomination, the poem, story, or prose had to be first published during the summer to summer window of 2018-2019, and had to appear online, not in print.
It was not an easy process to narrow down a year's worth of brilliant, inventive, creative, thoughtful, innovative writings into a mere eight nominations. But without further adieu, we announce the six poetry entries, two fiction, and two creative nonfiction or prose entries our team chose this year.
Congratulations to all of these writers, and thank you for sharing your talents in our pages.
Corollary, by Rajani Radhakrishnan (Feb. 24, 2019)
Caught, by Mike Baynham (May 5, 2019)
Metal Man, by Robert L. Dean (July 28, 2018)
After the Revolution, by .chisaraokwu. (July 27, 2018)
Three Tanka After Monet, by Gabriel Rosenstock (July 26, 2018)
Vanessa Bell is Sending Me Dreams, by Patricia Goodwin (January 29, 2019)
Paintbrush: a Surgical Tool, by Sophia Thimmes (December 29, 2018)
Lightning, by Ryan O'Connell (July 30, 2018)
The Lovelorn Trees of Cozumel, by Edwin Alanis-Garcia (Feb. 23, 2019)
Landscape, by Jenna Gallemore (October 30, 2018)
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