Sundress Publications is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 edition of Best of the Net. This year’s anthology, the journal’s 15th anniversary edition, includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction selected from the submissions of over 375 journals and over 2500 entries. The judges have selected 32 contributors to include.
This year’s judges were Jasminne Mendez, Sarah Einstein, and Matthew Salesses.
Jasminne Mendez is an award-winning author, playwright, poet, performer, and educator. Mendez has been published both nationally and internationally in literary journals and anthologies including The New England Review, The Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, The Texas Review, The Rumpus, and others. Her first multi-genre memoir Island of Dreams (Floricanto Press, 2013) was awarded Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book by the International Latino Book Awards in 2015, and her second book Night-Blooming Jasminne: Personal Essays & Poetry (Arte Publico Press) was released in May 2018. Her debut children’s book Josefina’s Habichuelas is forthcoming with Piñata Books an imprint of Arte Público Press in 2021.
Sarah Einstein teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is the author of Mot: A Memoir (University of Georgia Press, 2015) and Remnants of Passion (SheBooks, 2014). Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Sun, Ninth Letter, PANK, and other journals. Her work has been reprinted in the Best of the Net and awarded a Pushcart Prize and the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction.
Matthew Salesses is the author of three novels, most recently Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear.
Read this latest edition of this annual anthology at www.bestofthenetanthology.com