Awards and Nominees

You want good stuff? We got good stuff. So good, we’ve nominated them for awards in 2016. CONGRATULATIONS!

It is our greatest pleasure to nominate the following pieces and writers for their work to be included in the Best of the Net Anthology, a project of Sundress Publications.

Our nominees are:

Clammer brick author photo300Chelsey Clammer nominated for her essay “Graftology” in April 2016 issue. Chelsey Clammer is the author of BodyHome, and won the 2015 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Manuscript Award for her lyric essay collection, Circadian. Her work has appeared in The RumpusEssay DailyMcSweeney’sWater~Stone Review, and Black Warrior Review, among many others. She’s the Essays Editor for The Nervous BreakdownTwitter Handle: @ChelseyClammer.  READ CHELSEY’S WORK HERE.


Alice LoweAlice Lowe nominated for her essay “Solo in Seattle” from April 2016 issue. Alice Lowe writes about life, literature, food and family and blogs at Her essays appear in The MillionsPermafrost1966Lunch TicketThe Tishman Review, and others. She is cited among Notable Essays in the Best American Essays of 2015 and nominated for the 2016 Best of the Net Anthology. READ ALICE’S WORK HERE.


Jeremy HortonJeremy Horton nominated for his short story “Two Coins” in the April 2016 issue. Jeremy Horton is a writer and actor from Carson, Mississippi. He now lives in Manhattan. His inspirations range from Dickens to DeLillo to Camus, but, above all, Faulkner. In his writing he seeks to discover, to know, and to honor. READ JEREMY’S WORK HERE.



Simone CottrellSimone D. Cottrell nominated for her short story “Khemera” in the April 2016 issue. The daughter of an Alabama Gulf Coast dad and a Cambodian refugee mom, Simone D. Cottrell is the Education Manager and Resident Teaching Artist for Trike Theatre Company in Bentonville, Arkansas. “Khemera” is Simone’s first published work. She is currently attempting to master a ghazal. READ SIMONE’S WORK HERE.


AdrianAdrian Potter for his poem “Postlude” in April 2016 issue. Adrian S. Potter writes poetry and short fiction. He’s the author of the fiction chapbook Survival Notes (Červená Barva Press, 2008). His writing has previously appeared in North American ReviewJet Fuel Review, Obsidian, and Kansas City Voices. He blogs, sometimes, at READ ADRIAN’S WORK HERE.



Jean KimJean Kim for her poem “Moore Street, Dublin, June 2006” in April 2016 issue. Jean Kim lives in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. She has an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins. She was recently cited for a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2016. Her work is in The RumpusStoryscape JournalGargoyle, Little Patuxent Review, Hyphen Magazine, and more. Twitter handle @jeankimmd. READ JEAN’S WORK HERE.


Nicole 2Nicole Santalucia for her poem “Central Pennsylvania” in the July 2015 issue. Nicole Santalucia is the author of Because I Did Not Die (Bordighera Press). She teaches poetry at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and brings poetry workshops into the Cumberland County Prison. READ NICOLE’S WORK HERE.



AaronGrahamAaron Graham for his poem “PTSD Poem #12” in July 2015. Aaron Graham hails from Glenrock, Wyoming, population 1159 and has served as the assistant editor for the Squaw Valley Review, is an alumnus of Squaw Valley Writers Workshop and The Ashbury Home School (Hudson). Aaron is a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq where he served an analyst and linguist. Twitter @thecumaeansibyl. READ AARON’S WORK HERE.


LarryNarronLarry Narron for his poem “Leaving Fort Carson” in July 2015. Larry Narron’s poems have appeared in PhoebeEleven ElevenPermafrostWhiskey IslandBerkeley Poetry Review, The Boilerand other journals. His work has been nominated for Best New Poets. Larry currently lives in Stockton, California, where he teaches American literature at Saint Mary’s High School.  READ LARRY’S WORK HERE.



elijahburrellElijah Burrell for his poem “Field” in January 2016 issue. Elijah Burrell is the author of the poetry collection The Skin of the River (Aldrich Press, 2014). His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Agni, Sugar House Review, Measure, Cider Press Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, and many others. Audio versions of his poetry have recently been featured on both The Missouri Review’s and Sugar House Review’s podcasts. In 2012 Burrell joined the faculty of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. An assistant professor in Lincoln’s English department, Burrell teaches creative writing and literature. Burrell holds an MFA in Writing and Literature (emphasis: poetry) from Bennington College. He resides in Jefferson City, Missouri, with his wife and two daughters. READ ELIJAH’S WORK HERE.