2018 Pushcart Prize Nominations

We are proud to announce our 2018 Pushcart Prize Nominations. Three of these originate from our annual essay series, which was curated this year by the incomparable duo of Sophfronia Scott and Susanna Childress. We had a huge response to this series and the work was simply awe-inspiring. The other three pieces originate from the two books we've published this year—Bronzeville at Night: 1949 by Vida Cross and The Brick House by Micheline Aharonian Marcom. 

Follow the links below to read the essays (and enjoy the whole series). We'll make the pieces originating from the books available online in the next several weeks. In the meantime, the books are available for purchase on our website, via SPD, via Amazon, or via your local independent bookstore. Thank you for supporting our authors!

Alicia Jo Rabins, "To Pray Like a Child"
Michelle Webster-Hein, "Why I (Still) Believe"
Sarah Arthur, "The Least of Us"
Vida Cross, "Extortion Social", a piece from Bronzeville at Night: 1949
Micheline Aharonian Marcom, "Dreaming", an excerpt from The Brick House
Micheline Aharonian Marcom, "Laysan Albatross", an excerpt from The Brick House

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