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Pushcart Nominations for 2017

Pushcart Nominations for 2017 November 29, 2017
We love everything we publish in our print journal, but we can only nominate six for the Pushcart Prize. Here's our editors' picks for 2017.

In-Betweens

In-Betweens By Hannah Cauthen   |  November 27, 2017
A tiny green lizard clings to a brick outside the window. It takes in the late-morning light, attempting to combat the smooth chill in the air. I watch people filtering in and out of the restaurant wearing sweaters too thick for early September in Georgia. 

Pigeon Prayer

Pigeon Prayer By Erica Meurk   |  November 20, 2017
Whether to call them pigeons or doves is a matter of perspective. We humans made them all one family, then deemed the white ones symbols of peace and purity, while the grey took their place in tales of plague and war....

Paris Street; Rainy Day

Paris Street; Rainy Day By Rachel Anne Murphy   |  November 13, 2017
Back then, a woman of 17 could marry a man of 37 and the men would say, good for you, old chum, what a waist she's got, and the women would say, good for you, lucky duck, what lovely diamonds.

The Dead Baby Lives

The Dead Baby Lives By Marilyn Bousquin   |  November 9, 2017
Jennifer Sinor's birth, which is anything but ordinary, sets up the thematic trajectory of Ordinary Trauma, a coming-of-age memoir that doubles as a father-daughter story...

Lick Creek

Lick Creek By Sarah Marty-Schlipf   |  November 6, 2017
My niece Charli, eight years old, is crouched in the creek, peering into the sunlit shallows, her face and arms and loose gold curls spangled with light. Around her, the shaggy green woods are alive and trembling...

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