Dear friends,

The editors at the Forge Literary Magazine are pleased to announce our nominations for Best of the Net 2017. Congratulations to our amazing contributors! Thanks so much for letting us publish your work.

We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to those who read and submit to our magazine—we would not exist without all of you.


The Emptiness Machine by Natalia Theodoridou

The Difference Between Me and Everyone Else by Michelle Ross


When Bones Grow by Nancy Au

Balk by Brian Broome