Best of the Net Nominations

Club Plum Best of the Net Nominations 2021


Mary Alice Long, “U. Vulgaris”
t.m. thomson, “The Swing”

Prose Poetry

Katherine Cart, “Natures Mortes”
L. Kardon, “escape”
Lorette C. Luzajic, “Downpour”
Kristen Roach, “How to Make a Shroud”
Sean Rys, “If This Is the Truth”


Ann-Marie Brown, Plums
Joe Lugara, The Jellyfish Invasion of Asbury Park
Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Blithe #2

Congratulations to Club Plum’s 2021 Best of the Net nominees! It looks like this year is the first year Sundress Publications has opened up a category for art, and I am thrilled they did so because our pages are full of wonderful visual offerings.

See last year’s Best of the Net winners and finalists in the fiction and poetry (and nonfiction) categories for inspiration and enjoyment (you might recognize a name or two).

Note that the publication window for eligibility is from 7/1/2020 – 6/30/21, so contributors who have published work in CP after that date may be selected for the 2022 contest.

Thank you for writing and reading!



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Thea Swanson View All →

Thea Swanson is a feminist atheist who holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University in Oregon. She is the Founding Editor of Club Plum Literary Journal, and her poetry, fiction, essays and reviews are published in places such as World Literature Today, Mid-American Review and Northwest Review.

3 Comments Leave a comment

  1. This is fabulous! I couldn’t listen to your interview but will try again. Been swamped and just applied to be an AWP mentee. After being a mentor for 40 years, hey, I love the idea of being a mentee at 70. Yes, I’m that old now!

    Finally back working on the book about my house and its stories. Really cool and crazy stuff. My favorite line so far: “In Lincoln we knew that we were special.” That line takes me all over.

    Hope you continue writing up a storm as you do! Hurrah! Congrats to Nilus! Wheee!

    Smooches, J

    *Jeanie “You have much skill in expressing yourself to be effective.” –fortune cookie fortune*


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