Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web series is a yearly anthology compiling the best fiction, poetry, and non-fiction published in online literary journals. Previous editions have been guest-edited by Steve Almond, Lee K. Abbott, and Kathy Fish, and have published award-winning writers such as Chris Bachelder, Robert Olen Butler, Dan Chaon, Kim Chinquee, Elizabeth Crane, Brian Evenson, Amelia Gray, Stephen Graham Jones, Ander Monson, Christine Schutt, Terese Svoboda, and Kevin Wilson, as well as many of today’s most exciting emerging fiction writers, poets, and essayists.
This year’s guest editor will be Adam Robinson, the founding editor of Publishing Genius, an independent press based in Baltimore, and the author of two books of poetry, including Adam Robison and Other Poems. Writing inBest of the Web 2011 will be selected Mr. Robinson, series editor Matt Bell, and other in-house Dzanc editors.
Nominations for Best of the Web 2011 will be accepted until October 31st, 2010. Each online literary journal is allowed to nominate up to three works they’ve published, in any combination of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.
To be eligible, works must have been published exclusively online between November 1st, 2009 and October 31st, 2010.
For full nomination guidelines and to submit work from your magazine for consideration in Best of the Web 2011, please visit: