We are extremely pleased to announce our nominations for the Pushcart Prize! This was not an easy task given the quality of poetry and short fiction we’ve been so fortunate to include in our publication this year. But we had to choose so, without further ado, here are our nominations:


  • “To 5-FU,” by Brett Foster
  • “Musical Instrument Adapted to Emit a Controlled Flame,” by Karen Skolfield
  • “On Violin Pedagogy,” by Clare Louise Harmon

Short Fiction:

  • “A Concise Protocol for Efficient Deicide,” by Mel Paisley
  • “Jacinta’s Lovers,” by Steve Simpson
  • “The Sorcerer’s Unattainable Gardens,” by A. Merc Rustad
(Note: "The Sorcerer's Unattainable Gardens," originally appeared in one of our favorite publications, Daily Science Fiction, on 4/17/15, and is included in Love Hurts. A Speculative Fiction Anthology)