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2020. — Every year we send our favorite submissions out for Best of the Net and Pushcart Awards.
Our Year End Prizes and List of Award Submissions

Dec 30, 2020.

What a year. I want to personally thank everyone that submitted their work to us in 2020. We are working on improving the submission process, and our goal is to make contact with everyone. If you have not received a reply from us, you will soon. — Krister

2020 Readers Choice Award Winners

1st place - Sofia Bening (93 votes)

2nd place - Tim Tomlinson (76 votes)

3rd place - Cat Hubka (59 votes)

Winners receive a cash prize of up to $100.


2020 Nominations for the Pushcart Prize

An Outrageous Proposal. - a short story by Tim Tomlinson

Coffee by the Window. - a Poem by Ava Lansley

Wanted. - a Poem by Gale Acuff

Forever (6 Letters). - An Essay by Sofia Bening


2020 Nominations for Best of the Net

Wanted by Gale Acuff (Poem) - published May 31, 2020

We Work! by Devon Balwit (Poem) - published June 15, 2020

Drunk Promises Are Hard to Keep by Krister Axel
(Essay) - published Jan 1, 2020

Niacin by Avital Balwit (Short Story) - published June 6th, 2020


We are honored to receive so much amazing work. Here's to another year of supporting indie writers from all over world.

Good luck to all of our nominees. Please do not contact these publications directly. They have your info and if necessary will contact you via email.

Anyone interested in a business sponsorship for next year should contact me here.

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About the Author

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


Read my poetry here.