20 August 2007

More Bests

Three new best-of-the-year anthology series have been created, and as a series editor of one such thing, I feel obliged to alert you to others.

First, Lawrence Schimel -- author of (among other things) the poetry collection Fairy Tales for Writers and editor of (among other things) The Future Is Queer -- alerted me a little while ago to a project he's associated with:
BEST GAY POETRY edited by Lawrence Schimel
BEST LESBIAN POETRY edited by Linda Alvarez

For the 2008 editions of this exciting new series celebrating the best in gay/lesbian poetry, A Midsummer Night's Press invites submissions of poems published during 2007.

More information available via this link.
And just a few minutes ago I learned of a new series being started by Dan Wickett and his pals at Dzanc Books:
The Best of the Web anthology will be the first comprehensive print anthology to represent the vast array of contemporary online literature on an annual basis, bringing the world of web journals to a greater audience. Nathan Leslie, Fiction Editor for The Pedestal Magazine, Editor-in-Chief of The Potomac, and the author of five short story collections, will serve as the series editor. In addition, each year a guest editor will be selected by Nathan and Dzanc's publishers, Dan Wickett and Steve Gillis.
As the world of fiction and poetry becomes ever more diverse, I'm pleased to have such books as these to serve as treasure chests and guide books, and look forward to seeing what the editors discover out there.


  1. There's another "best" print anthology coming out soon, though I don't think it's an annual project.

    From http://www.snowvigate.com (publisher Doug Martin) "As a result of a generous grant from Indiana State University, Snow*Vigate Press will be publishing a printed anthology of the best on-line writing which has appeared over the past ten years. Hopefully the anthology will be released in August 2007.

    The book will include poetry broken into lines, prose poetry, flash fiction, long fictional pieces, creative non-fiction, and 10 minute plays . . .."

  2. That sounds like a fun and valuable book -- thanks for letting us know!

  3. Completely off topic, but I'd like to say how much I enjoyed your review of Never Let Me Go.