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Announcing the Torch Literary Arts Nominations for Best of the Net



The Best of the Net is an awards-based anthology designed to grant a platform to a diverse and growing collection of writers and publishers who are building an online literary landscape that seeks to break free of traditional publishing. Learn more here.


We are thrilled to announce the following TORCH nominees:


"The Spook Who Poemed by Her Altar and Not at the Feet of Academia" by Edythe Rodriguez


"Elegy for [Redacted]" by Kindall Gant

"Vigilante" by Alexa Patrick


"Crest" by C. Prudence Arceneaux


"Among Peaches" by Lynne Thompson


"Sestina for the Stars" by Nikki Patin


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Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Toi Derricotte, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.

Help TORCH continue to publish and promote Black women writers by donating today.