Submissions

We are currently CLOSED for submissions but will open from July 2021-September 30, 2021.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The annual Best of the Net Anthology is a project of Sundress Publications.

Our guidelines from 2020 are below for reference, but please note that these are subject to change before the window opens again in July 2021.

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.
  • Submissions must have originally appeared online, though later print versions are acceptable.
  • The poem, story, or essay must have been first published or appeared on the web between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
  • For journals and presses, each entry may include up to:
    -six poems
    -two stories
    -and two works of creative nonfiction.
  • For individuals sending self-published work, please send no more than two pieces regardless of genre.
  • Submissions should include the URL of the poem, story, or essay AND 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.
  • We will make every attempt to contact journals that submit incomplete information. However, entries that remain incomplete three days after the close of submissions will be disqualified.
  • The submission window closes on September 30th, 2020.

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

By submitting work to the Best of the Net anthology you are acknowledging the right for the work to be republished on our website as part of our annual anthology.

For more information or any questions you may have, please email Managing Editor Anna Black at bestofthenet@sundresspublications.com.