2018 Best of the Net Award Nominations

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The Coil
Sep 30, 2018 · 2 min read

We here at The Coil feel that it is highly important to reward our authors with every possible chance for recognition of their fine crafts. We are pleased to announce that we nominated our max allowance of six poems, two stories, and two nonfiction pieces for the legendary Best of the Net Award, and we wish these authors the best of luck in the award process.


Threa Almontaser
Real Arabs in America

Omotara James
things / i know to be true, / but will never prove

Robert Américo Esnard

Torrie Valentine
What form this time

Jacquelyn Kozak

Gary Beaumier
The Rio Grande


L. L. Madrid
Ephemeral Girls

Christine Ann Olivas
The Necessary Emptying


Robert James Russell
Rhinestone Cowboys, Part 1: All Down but Nine

Jonita Davis

Thanks to these authors for sharing their incredible work with us and for trusting us to share it with the rest of the world. Congratulations on the nominations.

The Best of the Net nominations are decided by a ranking vote among the editors of The Coil. This year’s eligible pieces were published at The Coil for the first time between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.

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