We here at Alternating Current feel that it is highly important to reward our authors with every possible chance for recognition of their fine crafts. We are pleased to announce that we have been nominating our authors’ work for the legendary Pushcart Prize since 1993, and we wish them the best of luck in the annual award process.




2016 Nominees
“The Romanov Family Portrait” by Christina Elaine Collins (Footnote #1)
“My Father Tells Us about Leaving Vilnius” by Lyn Lifshin (Footnote #1)
“Gorsas’ Guillotine: A Nonfiction Narrative of Wordsworth and Carlyle” by James O’Brien (Footnote #1)
“Come to Fall” by Eric Shonkwiler (Moon Up, Past Full)
“For the Man after Me” by Eric Shonkwiler (Moon Up, Past Full)
“Rene” by Eric Shonkwiler (Moon Up, Past Full)





2015 Nominees
“Ole Hazel” by Schuler Benson (The Poor Man’s Guide to an Affordable, Painless Suicide)
“The Poor Man’s Guide to an Affordable, Painless Suicide” by Schuler Benson (The Poor Man’s Guide to an Affordable, Painless Suicide)
“Inheritance” by Stephanie Liden (Go Read Your Lunch)
“Chindi” by Eric Shonkwiler (Go Read Your Lunch)
“Frequencies Between” by Eric Shonkwiler (Go Read Your Lunch)
“The Golden Bowl” by John Vicary (Go Read Your Lunch)





2014 Nominees
“A Hindershot of Calion” by Schuler Benson (Go Read Your Lunch)
“A Thousand Shields & Spears” by Sean Brendan-Brown (Poiesis Review #6)
“The Spirit of Shackleton” by Gavin Broom (Go Read Your Lunch)
“A Slow Dance in the Afternoon” by Mia Eaker (Go Read Your Lunch)
“Influences of Light” by Charles P. Ries (Girl Friend & Other Mysteries of Love)
“Low Tide” by Pete M. Wyer (The Dance around the Fire)





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Thanks to these authors for sharing their incredible work with us and for trusting us to share it with the rest of the world. Congratulations on the nominations.