Best of Black Heart: Nominations

bestofBHMWe’re approaching the end of November (already?!), and while I’m still wrapped up in battling my NaNoWriMo novel, The Case of the Cunning Linguist, I’m also re-reading a year’s worth of awesome, inspiring, and creatively kick-ass Black Heart posts to create the first-ever Best of Black Heart anthology.

So here’s the deal:

I’ve already nominated these guys and gals for the Best of the Net. They’re definitely going into this anthology.


We still need your help to round out the rest.

There will be 10 pieces included from each category (short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction), so that means there are still 4 slots left for poetry, 8 for short fiction, and 8 for creative nonfiction.

If you’ve read something you thought was absolutely brilliant on our website this year, give it a shout out in the comments section of this page to nominate it for inclusion. You can also email us, if you want to nominate something privately. (Yes, you can nominate yourself.) As the nominees roll in, I’ll add them to our Best of Black Heart page. And then, the voting begins!

So tell us: what’s your favorite short story, poem or creative nonfiction piece published here in 2013?