Best of the Net 2018  


Sundress Publications is pleased to announce the publication of the 2018 Best of the Net Anthology. This project continues to promote the diverse and growing collection of voices who are publishing their work online, a venue that continues to see less respect from such yearly anthologies as the Pushcart and Best American series. This anthology serves to bring greater respect to an innovative and continually expanding medium in the same medium in which it is published.

Subsequent issues of the anthology will appear each spring with our submission period open from July 1st to September 30th each year. 2019 judges will be announced in the fall.


Managing Editor: Darren C. Demaree
Editorial Assistant: Anna Black
Founding Editor: Erin Elizabeth Smith
Editor-at-Large: Erin Elizabeth Smith

Poetry Judge: James Crews
Poetry Coordinator: Sarah A. Chavez
Poetry Readers: DeMisty Bellinger, Kristi Carter, Jennie Case, Jenn Dean, Molly Fuller, Mark Allen Jenkins, Charles Jensen, Nima Kianfar, Nicole Lawrence, JM Miller, Miguel M. Morales, Cody Lumpkin, Jennifer Martelli, Jennifer Perrine, Veroníca Reyes, Ashley Roach, Eric Smith, Jeff Tigchelaar, Jackie Vega, and Brenda Venezia

Fiction Judge: A. Rafael Johnson
Fiction Coordinator: Tasha Coryell
Fiction Readers: Gail Aronson, Tierney Bailey, Katie Bell, Luci Brown, Myfanwy Collins, Beth Couture, Samantha Edmonds, Kori Hensell, Joe Lucido, Sam Martone, Gavin McCall, Brian Oliu, Ellen Orner, Joe Squance, Brandi Wells

Nonfiction Judge: Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint
Nonfiction Coordinator: Ellen Orner
Nonfiction Readers: Evan Scott Bryson, Katie Culligan, Elizabeth Colen, Samantha Edmonds, Kasey Grady, Gavin McCall, Maurine Elizabeth Pfuhl, Stephanie Lee Phillips, Kelsey Ronan, Lacey Rowland, Kristina Tate, and Courtney Whited

Sundress Interns: Jenna Geisinger, Jenna Jankowski, Athena Lathos, Stephanie Marker, Annie McIntosh, Grace Prial, Riley Steiner, Lauren Sutherland, and Spencer Trent

Special thanks to Tierney Bailey, Riley Steiner, and Athena Lathos.

Artwork: "Doesn't Have to Be the Blue Iris" by Rhonda Lott