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Our Poetry and Prose editors had a difficult time sifting through all this past year’s fantastic writing in search of our six nominees for The Pushcart Prize, but reminiscing about all of their favourite pieces was a bonus! Thank you to all the contributors who made the task both difficult and rewarding. Below is our list of nominations for the 2017 Pushcart Prize.

Creative Non-Fiction

“For J” by Jessica Bebenek (Issue 55.3, Spring 2017)


“And the Moon Spun Round Like a Top” by Hiromi Goto (Issue 55.3, Spring 2017)

“Girls” by Jill Talbot (Liminal issue 56.1, Fall 2017)

  • Read the winning piece of the Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V Short Forms!

(Psst, the Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction is still open! Submit to this contest, and who knows! Maybe you’ll be nominated for a Pushcart or National Magazine Award too!)


“Balloonfest ’86” by Jake Byrne (Issue 55.3, Spring 2017)

  • Order a copy of Jake’s new chapbook, The Tide, out with Rahila’s Ghost Press!

“This is East Euro” by Marta Balcewicz (Liminal Issue 56.1, Fall 2017)

  • Check out Marta’s website to read some more of her creative things!

“Cell” by Russell Thornton (Liminal Issue 56.1, Fall 2017)

Best of luck and congrats to all the nominees!