Congratulations! Your poem "Swallowed" from Valparaiso Review was chosen by poet Chad Davidson to be included in the 2007 Best of the Net Anthology. It will be reprinted along with nineteen other poems and showcased for the next year on the Best of the Net website.So that's pretty cool! My thanks to Ed Byrne, editor of Valparaiso Poetry Review, for nominating this poem. (Pop over to his blog for his reaction.) And to Chad Davidson, about whom I know absolutely nothing, for selecting it. (My first thought: I didn't know poets were allowed to be named "Chad"! I actually googled him and found a few poems I rather liked, so I'm going to get a book of his out of the library.)
If you would like a current biography and/or contact information included, please send us an email with said information, and it will appear alongside the poem as of February 1, 2008.
Again, congratulations! And thank you for your continued support of online publishing.
Erin Elizabeth Smith
Managing Editor, Best of the Net
Oh, and here's my poem, in case you didn't read it before but now that it's all award-winning and stuff you want to jump on the bandwagon, you fickle beast you. *grin*
Edited to add: Congratulations to Boxcar Poetry Review, with 3 poems included, No Tell Motel, with two and Locuspoint, also with two! Congrats especially to blog-neighbor Charles Jensen, whose No Tell poems I particularly enjoyed last year. My creepy little poem's keeping good company, methinks.