2022 Best of the Net Nominations

Once again, The Disappointed Housewife is pleased to announce her nominations for this year’s Best of the Net competition. It’s always a pleasure to review the pieces we’ve published through the contest eligibility period (July 1 through June 30) and to be reminded of the wonderful variety of poetry, flash fiction, and essays we’re lucky enough to sponsor.

Congratulations to all the writers, best of luck, and we hope our readers will use the links below to have another look or to enjoy these gems for the first time.


Sex Dream ~ Syreeta Muir

Stalemate ~ Megan Riddell

Catachresis ~ Joshua St. Claire

Painting Party at an Indian Buffet ~ Megan Denese Mealor

Two Poems ~ Ben Nardolilli

Two Poems ~ Kathleen Hellen



Why I’m Angry ~ Brooke Brannon

But Who’s Counting ~ Michael Cocchiarale



A Dress With Pockets, or Mediterranean Vistas ~ Jacqueline Doyle