BEST OF THE NET
From the BotN website: The Best of the Net is an awards-based anthology designed to grant a platform to a diverse and growing collection of writers and publishers who are building an online literary landscape that seeks to break free of traditional publishing. This space has been created to bring greater respect to the continually expanding world of exceptional digital publishing.
THE GORKO’S 2023 NOMINATIONS
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‘Becoming A Woodwose In Montreal’
Adam Van Winkle
‘Coagulating, with Grace’
‘American Cheese Girl’
‘Holes are the masters of form’
‘Family a tangle of pumpkin eaters & denial’
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Captain B. Seafarer. Lover of shore leave. Collector of heads. Disseminator of tales. Twitter: @NPeligeiro
Bob King is an Associate Professor of English at Kent State University at Stark. His recent poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from Drunk Monkeys, JAKE, Paddler Press, Aôthen Magazine, The Purposeful Mayonnaise, Spare Parts Literary Magazine, The Viridian Door, Ink Sweat & Tears, Alien Buddha Gets Rejected Anthology, Bullshit Lit, The Red Ogre Review, Unlikely Stories Mark V, The Dillydoun Review, Emergence Literary Journal, Narrative Magazine, Muleskinner, & Allium: a Journal of Poetry & Prose. He lives on the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife & daughters.
Daniel Ross has had fiction and poetry appear in Matrix Magazine, Misery Tourism, and Expat Press among others. He is currently working on a 5th 6th and 7th fiction manuscript and trying hard not to start any others. Twitter: @traumababyxoxo.
Adam Van Winkle was born and raised in Texoma and currently resides with his wife and two sons in South Carolina. He is the founder and editor of Cowboy Jamboree Magazine and Press. In addition to publishing his short fiction and creative nonfiction online and in print at places like Pithead Chapel, Cheap Pop!, BULL Magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Monkeybicycle and Red Dirt Forum, he has published several novels and plays with Red Dirt Press, Cowboy Jamboree Press, and Leftover Books. Van Winkle is named for the oldest Cartwright son on Bonanza. Find him and his publications online at www.adamvanwinkle.com and @gritvanwinkle.
Annabelle Williams lives in Maine and enjoys the cold. She assigns sentimental value to the mundane and collects pig figurines. The Gorko Gazette was the first journal to receive a piece of her writing but she plans to submit more poetry to more magazines after graduating from undergraduate school this May. @abelle.w on instagram for snooping and / or communicating.
Dia VanGunten explores overlaps between genres, between poetry & prose, between real & magical. Her ACS piece is part of Pink Zombie Rose, a series of graphic novels about apocalyptic existential angst. @pinkzombierose
Bruce Gee Son of Bayard, middle named Bayard. Spent his life searching for the meaning of Bayard. Raised a quiver of young ‘un. No regrets.
Will Penn resides in Dublin with his 2 cats, Thelonious and Zoolah. His work has often been described as ‘unfortunately, not currently what we are looking for’ and ‘I didn’t get the bit about the trees.’ He is currently struggling with his first full body of work.
Laszlo Aranyi (Frater Azmon) poet, anarchist, occultist from Hungary. Earlier books: (szellem)válaszok, A Nap és Holderők egyensúlya . New: Kiterített rókabőr. Known spiritualist mediums, art and explores the relationship between magic. I am marginalised in my own country.
Kyle Hemmings has work published in Otoliths, Dark Entries, MacQueen’s Quinterly, and elsewhere. He loves 60s garage bands and 50s sci-fi movies that are so bad that they’re good.