Best of the Net Nominations



We are glad to nominate the following poems and short stories for the Best of the Net Prize. Our editors selected the following works. The selection does not reflect on the quality of our other submissions.

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Shashi Kadapa - Managing Editor; Savita Narayan - Fiction Editor; Chaitali Gawade - Poetry Editor


3. BOTN 2021 - Best of the Net Nominations for Works Published July 1st, 2020 - June 30th, 2021

Poetry Nominations


Malene Dee Gray Potoura, Papua New Guinea - When rifles reign Theresa Gaynord, U.S. My Abuelita Rahana Ismail, India - Two Sunsets John Brantingham, US - I am
Caroline Reddy, US - A Sacred Dance Lynn White, UK - From The Beach    


Short Story Nominations


Melissa Jerry-Stoute, Trinidad & Tobago - When The Cock Crows Niles Reddick, US -Leave it to a Beaver  



2. Best of the Net Nominations for Works Published in July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Poetry Nominations


Jeri Thompson, US - Patches Ruhina Taskin - US, Bangladesh - Dead Turtles Ugochi Okoli, Nigeria - To the Broken Ones Anila Nair, India - Gandharvan


Short Story Nominations


Conor Barnes, US - The Uncontrite Anchorite Elaine Barnard, US - Holy Communion  



1. Best of the Net Nominations for Works Published in July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019


Poetry Nominations


Samira Sadeque, Bangladesh/ NY Fire Louella Sullivan, Grahamstown What you pack before the fire Gabrielle Mohamed, Georgetown, Guyana De Birth ah de free Nashion
Elizabeth Grech, Malta and France Her Face Dave Lewis, South Wales Embrace the space between Xao Mannie, Johannesburg Leaves and Garden



Short Story Nominations


Rekha Valliappan, USA Murder at Malabar Hill Carl Palmer, USA Roses are Red, Snow is White  








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