Each year, |tap| nominates some of our authors for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Betting American Poetry anthology. Congratulations to our nominees, who represent some of the most vital and innovative literary work today. 

2017 Best of the Net Nominees

Alina Stefanescu, A Useful List for Those Who Wish to Imagine Rural America

Jennifer Patiño, I Say My Name Again And Again Until It Feels Solid

Sarah Tarkany, This Stairwell Was Not a Random Act


2016 Pushcart Nominees

Marlin M. Jenkins, "Coming Home in Michigan Winter"

Kathryn Hargett, "Syzygy"

Leslie Contreas Schwartz, "After Her Death, We Find Hundreds of Dollars in My Grandmother's Curtains"

Jennifer Patiño, "I Say My Name Again And Again Until It Feels Solid"

Scott Chalupa, "Donor Histories"

Martha Lundin, "Asteroid"