Nominations for Best of the Net 2019

Nominees

The Mantle is pleased to announce these six poems from issues five through eight as our nominations for the 2019 Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” Anthology:

sally burnette – “selected edible mushrooms of north carolina” (Issue 5)

Mateo Lara – “Odio (Hate)” (Issue 7)

Sara Trattner – “A Well Made Bed” (Issue 7)

Lisa Folkmire – “I am told that I have OCD” (Issue 8)

Joanna C. Valente – “When You Ask Me How I Am and I Almost Tell You, I Haven’t Killed Myself Yet” (Issue 8)

Rikki Angelides – “Departures” (Issue 8)

 

Congrats and good luck to these poets! Issue 10 will release in November. You can find submission guidelines here.

Issue 5

It has been one year since the release of our first issue! Happy to rein in our second year of The Mantle with eight excellent poets. Click the cover below to read!

The Mantle Summer 2018

Issue 5 contributors:

sally burnette
Virginia Bach Folger
Mimi German
Hunter Lewinski
Julia Merante
Julia Norton
Michael Prihoda
Catherine Weiss

Our next issue arrives in November. Submit today!

Best of the Net 2018 Nominations

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.

Issue 4

Honored to present the fourth issue of The Mantle, presenting ten poems from ten poets:

Gale Acuff
Shelby Curran
Emily Ellison
Hedy Habra
Lindsay Illich
Shirley Jones-Luke
Tanner Lee
Ethan Milner
Crystalline Nixon
Amy Poague

The issue is available both as a PDF and as a series of linked pages, so you can read and/or share in the way you prefer.

Consider submitting to our fifth issue, which will release on the first of August. Until then, enjoy!

Click the cover image below to access the issue:

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Thanks for reading and– always– your support!

Best,

James Croal Jackson
Editor

Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 Nominations

Nominees

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!)