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:
$ luck baby by c.r. glasgow
stale smoke and hot sauce by Ari Foster
dendrochronological melanin by Camille Hernandez
NOTES ON TURNING SELF INTO MUGANDA GIRL by Rohanna Ssanyu
Something Wonderful by Victoria Adams-Kennedy
Family Portrait by Cieara Estelle
Reminiscence, Vamps and Riffs, and Audrey in Pink by Dawn Okoro
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.