This November, we made the following nominations for the Pushcart Prize XLVIII: Best of the Small Presses 2024 Edition. As with hundreds of other online magazines, the annual selection process, onerous printing of documents, and waiting in line at USPS has been a labor of love since our founding. A selfless ritual to honor the brilliant writers who bless our magazine with their fine work. Alas, only six can be chosen.
This year, we drew sticks to decide who would whittle the final selection down to only six. The volatile evening ended with the following Pushcart Prize nominations:
“Love More” by Barbara Bottner (Story)
“Sanctuario El Rosario” by Susan Coultrap-McQuin (Poem)
“Bulkhead Seat” by Mary Donaldson-Evans (Story)
“Two Days Out From San Juan” by Mark Jacobs (Story)
“Singapura,” by Ken Wetherington (Story)
“Lost City,” by Robert Wexelblatt (Story)
Thanks to everybody who submitted work to us in 2022.