In hopes of earning our outstanding contributors more readers, the editor has nominated the following pieces from our “Cities, Sites” issue for Best of the Net, 2016:

In poetry—

Gemma Cooper-Novack’s “Bruised”
Mark Stevick’s “The Amish Boy Cruises through Bird-in-Hand”
Sean Mahoney’s “Highland Park”
Jade Graddy’s “dear Mnemosyne”
Emily Wolahan’s “LA Pale”

In short fiction—

Robert D. Kirvel’s “Carry-On Violation”

—All our appreciation and admiration, results aside.