Best of the Net 2019  


Sundress Publications is pleased to announce the publication of the 2019 Best of the Net Anthology. This project continues to promote the diverse and growing collection of voices who are publishing their work online. This anthology serves to bring greater respect to an innovative and continually expanding digital world in the same medium in which the work was originally published.

Subsequent issues of the anthology will appear each spring with our submission period open from July 1st to September 30th each year. 2020 judges will be announced in the fall.


Editor-in-Chief:Darren C. Demaree Managing Editor: Anna Black
Assistant Editors: Nicole Matthews and Millie Tullis Founding Editor: Erin Elizabeth Smith
Consulting Editor: Erin Elizabeth Smith

Poetry Judge: Eloisa Amezcua
Poetry Coordinator: Sarah A. Chavez
Poetry Readers: Jubi Arriola-Headley, Amy Baskin, DeMisty Bellinger, Sara Borjas, Kristi Carter, Jennie Case, paul hlava ceballos, Ching-In Chen, Vincent Cooper, Jennifer Dean, Malcolm Friend, Molly Fuller, Mark Allen Jenkins, Charlie Jensen, Ever Jones, Nima Kian, Nicole Lawrence, Cody Lumpkin, Jennifer Martelli, Michael Meyerhofer, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Miguel Morales, DeAngelo Oliver, VerĂ³nica Reyes, Ashley Roach, Viktoria Valenzuela, Brenda Venezia

Fiction Judge: Megan Giddings
Fiction Coordinator: Tasha Coryell
Fiction Readers: Tierney Bailey, Margaret Emma Brandl, Chase Burke, Julia Coursey, C.E. Durant, Samantha Edmonds, Jaydon Farao, Kendra Fortmeyer, Jody Gerbig Todd, Hannah Grieco, Camille Griep, Kayla Haas, Sallie Hess, Graham Holmes, Kevin Kelley, Sam Martone, Steven McKnight, Marsha McSpadden, Elizabeth Muller, Laura Pittman, Kelly Ritter, Jackie Sizemore, Joe Squance, Ashley Strosnider, Daniel Warner

Nonfiction Judge: Hanif Abdurraqib
Nonfiction Coordinator: Ellen Orner
Nonfiction Readers: Rachael Button, Elizabeth Colen, Samantha Edmonds, Paige Greene, Margaret Henry, Jake Just, Gavin McCall, Katie Myers, Kasey Perkins, Ian Roseen, Lacey Rowland, Kristina Tate, Megan Telligman, Hali Sofala-Jones, Courtney Whited

Sundress Interns: Aumaine Gruich, Erica Hoffmeister, Kanika Lawton, Megan McCarter, Jacquelyn Scott

Special thanks to Tierney Bailey.

Artwork: "Surrendered to the Air" by Rhonda Lott