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Announcing Big Other’s Best of the Net 2023 Nominations!

We are pleased to nominate the following comics, fictions, nonfictions, and poems for inclusion in Sundress Publications‘s Best of the Net 2023 anthology:



Rosaire Appel’s “After All”

Belle (Bom) Kim’s “Seven Comics”

Nick Francis Potter’s “Ten Cigarettes My Cigarette Parts Open Up My Throat Doctor”



Carmen Bardeguez-Brown’s “Roots and Routes”

Lance Olsen’s “Always Crashing in the Same Car”



Kenning JP García’s “Grace Notes”

Ángel Lozada’s “Fading Star,” translated by David Auerbach



Daniel Borzutzky’s “How I Wrote Certain of My Books”

Gillian Cummings’s “White and Red”

Rigoberto Gonzalez’s “The Wind Has Stopped, the Desert Listens”

Deema K. Shehabi’s “A Dream of Cetaceans”

Arthur Sze’s “Scintillant”

Edwin Torres’s “my facial mycelial my mask”


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


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John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found 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, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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