In hopes of securing our outstanding contributors more readers, the editor has nominated the following texts from our “The Night” issue for Best of the Net, 2017:

In poetry—

Adam Golaski’s “Outland”
John Stupp’s “No Luck”
Benjamin Carter Olcott’s “Progress”
Owen Vince’s [What is left , after]
Adam Phillips’ “oversoul”

In short fiction—

Eric Westerlind’s “Poison Tasting”

—All our appreciation and admiration to these writers, results aside.