By The Seventh Wave

These writers and poets are ones to watch.

We are so thrilled to share our nominations for the 2023 Best of the Net and Pushcart Prizes. Every year, we work closely with anywhere between 32 to 62 new voices, and so it is incredibly difficult to narrow our pool of nominees down to just a handful. In our minds, everyone we publish deserves all the flowers for their willingness to share their poetry, their story, and their art with us and the world.Each of our nominations are exceptional works of art that expanded our ways of viewing genre, pushed us to think more deeply about the possibilities of craft and form, and most importantly, challenged us to ask more questions and be more awake to the ways that art can move us. Congratulations to all the nominees!


Best of the Net nominees

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Pushcart Prize nominees

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