Friday, August 31, 2007

No Tell Motel's Best of the Net Nominations

"Even the Gas Station Attendant Here Is Nice to Me" by Leigh Stein

"Lament" by Jill Alexander Essbaum

"Reply to an Invitation to a Luncheon" by Betsy Wheeler

"Long Ago And Oh, So Far Away" by Micki Myers

"If You Were To Die Right Now, Johnny Depp" by Derek Pollard

"Bargaining" by Charles Jensen



At 7:20 PM, Blogger Didi Menendez said...

I do not participate in this. Reason is that we do not qualify. According to their guidelines, these "best of the net" are for online magazines that are being ignored (I am using ignored here because I forget the word they used) by Best American and Pushcart. Secondly well....I will keep that to myself.

I thought you have poems coming out in Best American Erotica.....

But congrats and good luck.

Didi Menendez

At 12:18 AM, Blogger Reb said...

Hey Didi -- are you referring to this: "This project strives to promote the diverse and growing collection of voices that are choosing to publish their work online, a venue that still sees little respect from such yearly anthologies as the Pushcart and "Best American" series."

I didn't take that to mean journals that have work recognized are not eligible -- but that in general Pushcart and BAP don't select much work from online publications so they're creating a space to acknowledge such work. A number of poems from online journals have appeared in such anthologies -- but the ratio is still pretty low.

In the guidelines the only requirement for journals is that it publishes solely online (with the exception of best of anthologies) -- I inquired last year if publishing the The Bedside Guide disqualified NTM -- and they said no.

So I think MiPO would have qualified -- since it's separate from Ocho.

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Didi Menendez said...

MiPO is print now too Reb....


At 2:08 PM, Blogger Sara Kearns said...

Wow, 'great choices. I think "Even the Gas Station Attendant" and "Lament" are especially powerful.



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