It is that time of year when we pause and look back over the year’s titles and try to narrow down a few pieces to submit for the Pushcart Prize. It is always a hard task, as we naturally feel every book we publish is deserving in some way; nonetheless, we have managed to make our selections.




Our 2014 Pushcart Prize Nominees are:

“The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart” from Continental Quotient by Kristen Lodge | Read»
“Farm” from Having Listened by Gary Whited  | Read»
“Heart of the Giant” from Afoot in Connecticut by Eric D. Lehman | Read»
“Americans” from My Father’s Gardens by Karen Levy | Read»
“Down Along the River Styx” from Vagabonds and Sundries by L.M. Browning | Read»
“Woman of Valor” from Yeshiva Girl Stories by Perle Besserman | Read»

Learn more about the Pushcart Prize: The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in the pages of our annual collections.

Writers who were first noticed here include: Raymond Carver, Tim O’Brien, Jayne Anne Phillips, Charles Baxter, Andre Dubus, Susan Minot, Mona Simpson, John Irving, Rick Moody, and many more. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series.

Our Pushcart Prize editions are found in most libraries and bookstores. Each volume contains an index of past selections, plus lists of outstanding presses with addresses.