Pushcart Prize Nominations

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We at Atticus have a proud five-year history of nominating writers for book and literary magazine awards, including The Pushcart Prize series. Our publishing house takes pride in making these selections as a tip of the cap to the fine writers who contribute to our publications.

Without further ado, here are the Atticus Review nominations for The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses XLI, to be published in late fall 2016. These writers best represent the diverse tastes of our editors and we trust that you will appreciate their work as much as we do.

Congratulations to these fantastic and feisty writers!

2015 Nominees
NONFICTION
“A Pilgrimage to America’s Burnt Churches” by Jared Yates Sexton (July 13, 2015)

FICTION
How to Hold It All in” by Gwen Goodkin (July 30, 2015)
Music Knows No Color” by Leah Angstman (Aug. 11, 2015)
Man-made Humanity” by Rudy Kousbroek, translated by Margie Franzen (Oct. 27, 2015)

POETRY
We Never Had a Baby” by Allison Joseph (Sept. 15, 2015)
The Kingdom of Childhood” by Sara Hughes (Feb. 2, 2015)

In addition to recognizing a handful of our published writers from 2015, here is a capsule look at past Atticus nominations.

2014 Nominees
FICTION
Off the Map” by Anna Lea Jancewicz
Garbage Lady” by Nahid Rachlin
Phylum Cordata” by Kevin Wilson

POETRY
Speechless Like Michael Caine” by Tom Hunley
Anniversary” by Terri Muuss
My Corpse Is Soft as a Glove” by Louise de Vilmorin (translated by Timothy Bradford)

2013 Nominees
FICTION
Pythie’s Tale” by Hilary Holladay
Always” by Rebecca Cook
Patch” by Lena Bertone
Appendages” by Gay Degani

POETRY
Death by Bleeding” by Karen Craigo
Elegy” by Judy Jordan

2012 Nominees
FICTION
Moon with Princess” by Matt Mullins (from the collection, Three Ways of the Saw)
“Young & Eager” by Jared Yates Sexton (from the collection, An End to All Things)
The Benefit of Sleep” by Steven Gillis (from the collection, The Law of Strings)
Canada” by Kevin Spaide
Zolpidem” by Gary Moshimer
The Utility Room” by Michael Nye

2011 Nominees
FICTION
Words” by Kevin Spaide
Deep Blue Sea” by Christopher Bundy
Freezer Burn” by Scott Miles

POETRY
The Everyday Parade” by Justin Hamm
Foggy Night” by Todd McKinney
Basho Was a Ninja” by Barbara Louise Ungar

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Atticus Review is a weekly online journal that publishes stories, poems, flash prose, creative nonfiction, mixed media, book reviews, and other genre-busting words of wisdom and interactive literary whimsy.

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