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• Pushcart Prize Nominations •

About Alternating Current’s Pushcart Prize Nominations

We here at Alternating Current Press 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 our writers the best of luck in the award process. The Pushcart Prize is an annual monetary award and anthology curated and hosted by Pushcart Press, honoring the best writing in the small press. Independent publishers are invited to nominate 6 pieces of writing published on their presses in the previous year.

2017 Nominees

“Sugar Beet Harvest, 1944” by Mary Buchinger (The Coil)
“Idyll” by Carmen Lau (The Girl Wakes)
“Knock Knock” by Carmen Lau (The Girl Wakes)
“Tennessee” by Constance Sayers (The Coil)
“LinkedIn Thought You Might Be Interested in This Post-Climate Impact Job: Environmental Migrant Management and Soil-Free Solutions” by Ashley Shelby (The Coil)
“Salt” by Holly M. Wendt (The Coil)

2016 Nominees

“The Romanov Family Portrait” by Christina Elaine Collins (The Coil)
“My Father Tells Us about Leaving Vilnius” by Lyn Lifshin (The Coil)
“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 (The Coil)
“Chindi” by Eric Shonkwiler (The Coil)
“Frequencies Between” by Eric Shonkwiler (The Coil)
“The Golden Bowl” by John Vicary (The Coil)

2014 Nominees

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