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2021 Best of the Net Nominees


Congratulations to this year's Flying Island Journal Best of the Net nominees! Also a special thank you to our editors and readers for all their work for the journal.

Winning entries will be announced near the end of January, 2022. For more information on Best of the Net, visit:


"During the night" poem by Laurel Smith

"Rainwater Hair" poem by Steve Brammell

"My Shame is the Bowl of Duck's Blood Soup" poem by Natalie Solmer

"Racket" poem by Amy Ash

"The Dolls of 2020" poem by Jenny Kalahar

"Peach Tree on Winfield" poem by Kyle Hunter


“Damline” creative nonfiction by Emma Hudelson

“Shell with Halo: A New Orleans East Family Mystery in 13 Parts” creative nonfiction by Alyssa Chase

We'd love to see your poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction! Submit here: