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• Best of the Net Nominations •

About Alternating Current’s Best of the Net Nominations

We here at Alternating Current Press feel that it is highly important to reward our authors with every possible chance for recognition of their fine crafts. We are pleased to announce that we have been nominating our authors’ work for the Best of the Net Awards since we began our online publishing in 2013, and we wish our writers the best of luck in the award process. Best of the Net is an annual online award anthology curated and hosted by Sundress Publications, honoring the best online writing. Independent publishers are invited to nominate 6 poems, 2 pieces of nonfiction, and 2 pieces of fiction published in their online journals in the previous year.

Past Winners & Finalists

2016 Finalist: “LinkedIn Thought You Might Be Interested in This Post-Climate Impact Job: Environmental Migrant Management and Soil-Free Solutions” by Ashley Shelby (The Coil), selected by Kazim Ali, Porochista Khakpour, and Kiese Laymon

2016 Nominees

“Family Interpreter” by Georgia Bellas (The Coil)
“Dutch Oven of Writer Purgatory Woe” by Tabitha Blankenbiller (The Coil)
“October” by Jared A. Carnie (The Coil)
“It Won’t Always Be Like This” by Seth Clabough (The Coil)
“Interstices” by Kelly Jean Egan (The Coil)
“Johnsonia” by Courtney Gustafson (The Coil)
“The Escort” by Chris Middleman (The Coil)
“color & contour” by Maison Demuth Olson (The Coil)
“LinkedIn Thought You Might Be Interested in This Post-Climate Impact Job: Environmental Migrant Management and Soil-Free Solutions” by Ashley Shelby (The Coil)
“That the true owner may have it again” by Holly M. Wendt (The Coil)

2015 Nominees

“A Secret History: The Tulsa Race Riot” by Rilla Askew (The Coil)
“Titanic” by Sean-Brendan Brown (The Coil)
“An American Seeker” by Kevin Catalano (The Coil)
Lonesome Dove and Literary Love” by Britta Coleman (The Coil)
“The Romanov Family Portrait” by Christina Elaine Collins (The Coil)
“Lynchable Offenses in Alabama, 1889–1920” by Jesseca Cornelson (The Coil)
“Sewing” by Noel King (The Coil)
“My Father Tells Us about Leaving Vilnius” by Lyn Lifshin (The Coil)
“Fearsome Critters” by Justin Muschong (The Coil)
“mob of one” by Normal (The Coil)

2014 Nominees

“A Hindershot of Calion” by Schuler Benson (The Coil)
“Chindi” by Eric Shonkwiler (The Coil)

2013 Nominees

“The Peculiar Incident at Otter Creek” by Gavin Broom (The Coil)
“Vandals” by Nathan Graziano (The Coil)