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2016_Cover_BigOur Poetry and Prose Editors had a difficult time this year selecting only six pieces to nominate for the 2017 Pushcart Prize. Next year, Pushcart will celebrate their 50th anniversary of publishing the best short stories, poetry, and creative non-fiction from small presses. We love the opportunity to share some of the amazing work we get to publish every year! Below is our list of nominations for the 2017 Pushcart Prize.

Creative Non-fiction

Liz Windhorst Harmer’s “Correctives”, originally published in PRISM international 53.2. For a sneak peak of the essay, click here or buy the issue here!


“Husband Wife Lover” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam appeared in PRISM international 54.1. Former Prose Editor Nicole Boyce shared how much she enjoyed Stufflebeam’s story in Room’s 37.3 issue.

From PRISM 53.4, “The Bride and the Street Party” by 2015 Trillium Award winner Kate Cayley. Here’s a sneak peak of the story, which won PRISM’s 2015 Short Fiction Contest judged by Marina Endicott.

To submit to PRISM’s 2016 Short Fiction Contest, click here. Who knows, maybe you’ll be nominated for a Pushcart or a National Magazine Award too!


Steven Heighton’s “After the CT Scan” originally appeared in PRISM international 53.4 along with three of his other poems from is forthcoming collection with House of Anansi.

We nominated our 2015 Poetry Contest Winner Phoebe Wang for her winning poem “Regional Transit”, which appeared in PRISM 53.4. Our 2016 Poetry Contest, judged by Kayla Czaga, is still open and awaiting your submission! Click here for further details.

Aislinn Hunter’s “Hummingbirds, Unlabelled” appeared in our 53.4 issue and was written during Hunter’s time as the resident poet for the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Hunter’s collections of poetry have been shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award for Poetry, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and the ReLit Award for Poetry.


Best of luck to the all the nominees!