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Finest Tales, Poems & Essays of 2017

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This 12 months has been… memorable.

Okay, it’s been terrible. However — and maybe due to that truth — 2017 has additionally produced some nice writing.

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A few of that writing appeared on this journal. I’m extraordinarily pleased with this truth. Once I got here on as Editor in Chief again in June, I wished to take P.S. I Love You in a brand new path — one which centered much less on listicles and extra on literature. My hope was to develop into a publication that proficient writers throughout genres wished to companion with — and that readers valued as a literary vacation spot.

Combing by the hundreds of fantastic items we printed this 12 months, it’s clear we achieved that purpose.

We’ve printed essays about gender dysphoria (Allison Washington), satire about Donald Trump (Allan Ishac), examinations of narcissism (ThunderPuff), every kind of badass poetry from a few of the greatest poets at present on the web (Zev, Tre L. Loadholt, Anna Breslin), and quick tales which can be worthy of their very own anthologies (Dan Belmont, Stephen M. Tomic, Jack Herlocker, Lizella Prescott, et. al).

Of those tales, and of what we’ve began to construct right here at P.S., I’m very, very proud.

Anyway, it felt applicable, now that the tip of 2017 is upon us, to dig into the archives and revisit a few of our greatest and most memorable items — to remind everybody simply how superior a few of these items are.

So, what follows are P.S. I Love You’s high tales, essays and poems of 2017. They had been chosen largely in accordance with Medium’s mysterious algorithms — which is to say, the very best performing tales all seem beneath — however I’ve additionally included some private favorites that I assumed deserved some extra recognition.

Now, shortly, earlier than diving in, I simply wish to say thanks, thanks, THANK YOU to all of the writers who’ve contributed this 12 months, who proceed to contribute, and who in flip make this journal a vacation spot for high quality literature. And thanks to all of the readers, as effectively. You’re all so, so appreciated.

On the literary aspect of issues, at the least, it’s clear that this has been an amazing 12 months. However we’re solely simply starting, I promise. Far more to return in 2018!

Now, with out additional ado…

THE BEST STORIES OF 2017

Prime poetry

Prime fiction

Prime nonfiction

That’s all for now. I’m off subsequent week. So, till subsequent 12 months, #OneLove

Dan Moore

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