Pushcart Prize Nominees

We published so much exciting new work this year, which made choosing our Pushcart Prize nominees a difficult job—thank you to all of our amazing 2018 contributors! We’re thrilled to announce our nominees:


“Ritual Prayer” by D.A. Lockhart (Vol. 45.2, Winter 2018)

“My Apologies to the Sparrow” by Amos Jasper Wright IV (Vol. 45.3, Spring 2018)

“Sometimes my father is in my nightmares” by Kai Conradi (Vol. 46.1, Fall 2018)


“The Blood They Lose” by Sheri Benning (Vol. 45.3, Spring 2018)

“The Departed” by Sharon Butala (Vol. 45.3, Spring 2018)


“Varieties of Accident” by Leona Theis (Vol. 45.4, Summer 2018)—read the full essay here!