Pushcart Nominations 2016

We’re pleased to announce our Pushcart Prize nominations for 2016:

  • Stephanie Dickinson – “Big-Headed Anna Fears the Parish Sheriff Coming for Her Make-Believe Baby” (short story)
  • J.E. Reich – “Old Country” (short story)
  • Erica Wright – “American New Year” (poem)
  • Alan Jernigan – “Sadness Morphs into Luck” (poem)
  • Virginia Smith Rice – “I Meant to Close the Window” (poem)
  • Ana Arredondo – “Wild Silent Drums” (essay)

Elizabeth J. Colen: Standing Under the Pivot

This weekend’s share arrives fully formed and prescient: Elizabeth J. Colen‘s “Standing Under the Pivot.”

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This poem originally appeared in SC 4.2, in print & ebook formats in our shop. Subscribe, whydon’tcha? & then & then read on.

PS. Seeking contributors for the next issue: writers who happen to be women or genderqueer (broadly construed). LINK.

Martin Porter: Dictionary, or the Scattering of the Nations

Today’s share comes at an opportune time, a time of opportunity, to consider what is a nation, the nation or nations, how they may unite or cleave irreparably, how they might speak a common tongue. Here’s Martin Porter‘s flash “Dictionary, or the Scattering of the Nations“:

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This flash originally appeared in SC 4.2, in print and ebook forms over here. Subscribe, why don’t you, for more very understandable words delivered to your eyetips. Those who can: ♥️ read on ♥️!

PS. We’re looking for authors and artists to contribute to the next issue, which will feature all creators who happen to be women or genderqueer. Submission manager link.

Pushcart Winner preview

Storm Cellar 4.2 contributor Sea Sharp‘s poem “The Tallgrass Shuffles” appears in The Pushcart Prizes XLI, out this month [powells link] — have a gander!

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We’re always looking for more amazing work over here.

Jen Coleman: Dreaming Your Silence Is a Postal Service Error, 2005

What are these notes passed, folded letters, and communiqués? It is certainly a season for thin spaces and the thoughts that fill them. Here’s Jen Coleman’s poem “Dreaming Your Silence Is a Postal Service Error, 2005“:

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This poem originally appeared in SC 4.3, available in print & ebook forms. For more connective tissue, subscribe! Our envelopes are never fully empty, so, read on!

PS – if you’d like to contribute to our next issue & happen to be a woman or genderqueer author (broadly construed), submit here soon.