Pushcart Prize and Mysterious Press 2024 Nominations

As a service to those who appear in the Lowestoft Chronicle, we try to honor some of these exceptional writers by nominating work for the many prestigious awards that surface around this time of year. There is usually a specific limit to the number of works an editor is allowed to nominate. There is also a money and time requirement, dictating that magazine editors up and down America must sacrifice their afternoon at the bar lining up shots to stand in line at the post office and spend the bar tab mailing nominations to a PO Box. An editor’s sobriety is usually rewarded with stony silence from those with the keys to these tiny PO Boxes crammed with thousands of envelopes that if read and acknowledged would take years to get through. Once in a blue moon, a new face joins the usual suspects. That’s the hope, anyway.