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Announcing Big Other’s Best of the Net 2021 Nominations!

We are pleased to nominate the following fiction, poetry, and nonfiction pieces for inclusion in Sundress Publications‘s Best of the Net 2021 anthology:



Sarah Blackman’s “Centralia Mine Fire”

D. Harlan Wilson’s “The Protocols of People and Other Monsters”



Dawn Raffel’s “The Weight of Lost Objects”



Jaswinder Bolina’s “Mar-a-Lago-a-Mar”

Daniel Borzutzky’s “Day #1101”

John Schertzer’s “Diagram C”

Edwin Torres’s “In Semblance of Being”

Tony Trigilio’s “Autumn of the Duck-Walk Killer”

G. C. Waldrep’s “The Fern Cliff (VI)”


Thanks to all of the writers above. And thanks to the editors at Sundress Publications for considering these pieces.


  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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