Our nominations for Best of the Net 2018:

Poetry:

 

Dancing in the Kitchen by Jill Sharon Kimmelman in October 2017 Vol II No X

Compton 8 Mile by Tobi Alfier November 2017 Vol II No XI

 

The Shearing (for Rob Wilomot) by Harry Owen in December 2017 Vol II No XII
 

Birth Control, 1975 by Janet Smith in December 2017 Vol II No XII


New Orleans: the Degas House by Jared Carter in February 2018 Vol III No II
 

The Long Embrace by John Beaton in February 2018 Vol III No II


Fiction:

I Know I am Restless and Make Others So by Chuck Von Nordheim in March 2018 Vol III No III

Winged Victory of Samothrace by Martin Porter in May 2018 Vol III No V

Creative Non-Fiction:

The Hoover Boys Part I by Larry D. Giles in April 2018 Vol III No IV


Four Vignettes by Brian Michael Barbeito in May 2018  Vol III No V

We’re delighted to announce that Better Than Starbucks has been named a finalist in the Best Debut Magazine category of the Firecracker Awards. The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) sponsors these awards each year to support and celebrate independent publishing. Thank you CLMP and judges for recognizing our publication. And thank you to all of our poets, creative writers and editors who have contributed so much great work!

Our nominations for the Pushcart Prize 2017:

Poetry:

 

         Stories of My Father’s Absence by Cynthia Grady in February 2017 Vol I No II

         Dancing in the Kitchen by Jill Sharon Kimmelman in October 2017 Vol I No X

         Polaroid of a Lady by Richard Wakefield in April 2017 Formal & Rhyming Poetry Vol I No V

         Giraffe by Nikolai Gumilev translated by Don Mager in July 2017 Poetry Translations Vol I No VII

         Reed on the Rivers by Ayo Oyeku in August 2017 International Poetry Vol I No VII

​Fiction:

          Public Service by Mark Connelly in September 2017 Fiction Vol I No IX

Our nominations for Best of the Net 2017:

Poetry:

 

          Grease Poet by Richard King Perkins II in November 2016 Vol I No V

 

          The Swimming Pool by Tabitha Vohn in December 2016 Vol I No VI

 

          I'll Wait by DE Navarro  in January 2017 Vol II No I

 

          Falling for the Invisible Woman by Jim Zola in March 2017 Vol II No III

 

          Walk by Stephen Mead  in June 2017 Vol II No VI

 

          Killing a Coho by John Beaton in June 2017 Vol II No VI

Fiction:

          The Garters by Michael D. Durkota  in December 2016 Vol I No VI

 

          Venus in all Four Corners by Tobi Alfier in March 2017 Vol II No III