Dear friends,

The editors at the Forge Literary Magazine are pleased to announce our nominations for Best of the Net 2016. Congratulations to our amazing nominees!

Big thanks to all of our readers and all of the writers who send their work our way—we wouldn’t be here without you.


The Apparitions by Kevin Barry

Izzy’s House by Michael Alenyikov


Swan Songs by Lillian Ann Slugocki

Dear Yankee Girl with Preconceived Notions of the South by Sarah Heady