Best New Poets is an annual anthology that celebrates emerging poets who have yet to publish a full-length collection. After much deliberation (and a months-long delay in the announcement due to a busy schedule), The Mantle is happy to announce our two nominees from eligible poets we published in 2018:
Click their names to read the nominated poems!
These were not easy to narrow down, but The Mantle is honored to announce our six poems nominated for the Pushcart Prize:
Alicia Hoffman – History Suggests This Is Only the Beginning (Issue #3, February 2018)
Amy Poague – The Time Inside Our Bodies Keeps Us Young (Issue #4, May 2018)
Julia Norton – Don’t Bring This One to Adam (Issue #5, August 2018)
Hunter Lewinski – Usufruct (Issue #5, August 2018)
Gregory Kimbrell – [Utility] SA (Issue #6, November 2018)
Ben Kline – Boy in Repetition (Issue #6, November 2018)
Congrats! Hoping for good news for these poets.
Submissions for Issue 7 are open!
The Mantle is pleased to announce these six poems from our first four issues as our nominations for the 2018 Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” Anthology:
Nina Sudhakar – Self-Portrait as Cathedral (Issue 1)
Bryanna Licciardi – Fish Love (Issue 2)
Eleonor Botoman – The Diorama (Issue 3)
Layne Ransom – What We Can Bear (Issue 3)
Fayce Hammond – One Genealogy for De/Colonization (Issue 3)
Hedy Habra – Or What Does a Tree Know About Aging? (Issue 4)
Congrats and good luck to these poets! Issue 5 releases on Wednesday, August 1st. You can find submission guidelines here.
Proud to present our nominations for Volume 3 of Bettering American Poetry (content from Issues 1 and 2 are eligible):
Nina Sudhakar – “Self-Portrait as Cathedral” (Issue 1)
Bryanna Licciardi – “Fish Love” (Issue 2)
Keshia Mcclantoc – “nature vs. nurture” (Issue 2)
These poems are worth the read! Congratulations to the nominees and best of luck going forward in the process.
(We read submissions for Issue 4 through April 7th. Read the guidelines here!)