Image: Kenzie Allen

We here at the Anthropoid collective are dedicated to advocating for our authors and their work, and in that spirit, we present our nominations to Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net anthology!



Degrees of Invasiveness” by Tem Arbora
Prison Bird Songs” by Bruno Renero-Hannan


Animals” by Will Manlove
Statistics” by Charlotte Seaman-Huynh


Hulls Gulch” by Kerri Webster
How Sad Young Douchebags Took Over Modern Britain” by Nicole Steinberg
The Small American Sadness” by Emily Vizzo
Self-Portrait as Boyhood Erection” by Max McDonough
Primate Problems” by Jim Redmond
Greenhouse (Interstitial)” by Jeff Handy

We wish you all the best of luck in the judging process, and we’d like to thank all of our authors and submitters for trusting us with their work for our inaugural issue, and for making it such a success through the quality and magic of their art.

This was a difficult decision, as our first issue brimmed over with terrific works from anthropoids we love and admire. We invite you to review Issue 1: Fauna, to get re-acquainted with these beautiful pieces of writing, or, to find new ones to love!

And we are also taking submissions for Issue 2, in several mini-folios as well as general submissions, on the theme of “FOLK.” Our guest editors and staff are reading all submissions with eagerness and care. Share with us what “folk” means to you, surprise us with your interpretations, send us your best work–we can’t wait to read it.

We’ll be presenting lots of goodies and new writing through the collective and blog over the coming months, so stay tuned!

Keep reading, writing, and human-ing, friends.
– K

We are, all of us, anthropoids.


Kenzie Allen

Kenzie Allen is a descendant of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan, and is currently a second-year Ph.D. and Advanced Opportunity Program Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Her work can be found in Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Narrative, Apogee, Drunken Boat, SOFTBLOW, Indiana Review, Best New Poets 2016, and other venues. She was born in West Texas and tumbleweeds around with frequency.

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