Best of the Net 2012 Nominees

Best of the Net 2012 Nominees

Well, the poetry contest is officially closed for submissions and the new issue is up, so… shazaam! We’ll announce the winners of The OSU Press/The Journal Award in Poetry sometime this winter.

In other news we’ve had some awesome content online this year (points at self, mouthing “me”) and some of that awesome content has been nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2012. And the nominees are (coughs, reaches for envelope)…

In fiction, we’re proud to nominate Dan Moreau’s “Lake Trash” (Issue 35.2), in nonfiction, we’re proud to nominate Pamela Baker’s “Hush, Hush, Voices Carry” (Issue 35.2), and
in poetry, we’re proud to nominate Amanda Auchter’s “Casket Girls” (Issue 36.2), Brad Henderson’s “December Calving” (Issue 35.2), Melissa Kwasny’s “What Starlight Has Become in the Moving Trees” (Issue 35.2), Ryan J. Browne’s “Theory of MRI” (Issue 36.2), Oliver de la Paz’s “Labyrinth 55” (Issue 36.2) and Helen Wickes’ “November Chill and All the Animals” (Issue 35.2).

We’re pulling for all our nominees, and by ‘pulling for’ I mean sending large bribes to the judging panel. And by ‘large bribes’ I mean the leftover bagels from our bagel Tuesdays in the grad lounge.

Until next time.


Michael Larson was born and raised on a horse farm in the small town of Rainier, Washington. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College, before moving to Mutsu, Japan, where he lived and worked as a middle-school English teacher for two years. He is currently in the Creative Writing MFA Program at The Ohio State University, and serves as online editor for The Journal.