Best of the Net 2008  


Participant Qualifications

  • Submissions must come from the editor of the publication (journal, chapbook, online press, etc) or if the work is self-published it must be sent by the author.
  • The journal must appear solely online (though print Best Of editions are acceptable)
  • The poem or story must have been first published or appeared on the web between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009
  • Each entry may include up to six poems and two stories for consideration
  • Submissions should include both the URL of the poem or story as well as a full text version in a Word or RTF document
  • All submissions must include the author's name and email address as well as the name, contact info, and URL of the journal
  • Submissions may be emailed to or sent via postal mail to Best of the Net / c/o Erin Elizabeth Smith / 218 Stevens Dr / Hattiesburg, MS 39401.
  • Submissions must be sent between July 1 and September 30, 2009.

All participating journals or presses will receive a link from the site when the issue is released regardless of whether their submissions were chosen. A complete list of finalists will also be published.

For more information, email us at

-Erin Elizabeth Smith
Managing Editor, Best of the Net
Founder of Sundress Publications