It's that time of year when everything is briefly pumpkin, then peppermint, but it does not affect the reading schedule for Star 82 Review (I do not tend to publish seasonal/holiday work). However, I'm still looking for thoughtful and unexpected pieces for issue 11.4, due out mid- late-December. Submission guidelines are here: https://star82review.com/submissions.html Yes, And?
As usual, thank you to all the contributors to *82 Review . I always have a hard time deciding, but please know I love you all! Here are the nominations from Star 82 Review (and links to the works) for Best of the Net from 2022-2023, issues 10.3, 10.4, 11.1, and 11.2. Good luck! The faucet is leaking dear by Jessie Lian Goodbye by Ivars Balkits Prison Poetry Reading by Paul Hostovsky The Lost and Found by Peter Cherches Experiment 6.13.22 by Jessica Hsu The Sea Speaks by Royal Rhodes * Chrysalises by Amy Marques Meditations in the Center of a Maelstrom by Leslie Benigni * Live Wire by Mark Foss Our Last Summer in Santa Cruz by Deepti Nalavade Mahule * Baby Elephant by Kay Bradner Singe by Kristina Nobleman Spadefoot Spasm by Lauren Ari