The New Southern Fugitives is excited to announce our Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2021!.

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.

Since 1976, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in our annual collections. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series. Every volume contains an index of past selections, plus lists of outstanding presses with addresses.

The Pushcart Prize has been a labor of love and independent spirits since its founding. It is one of the last surviving literary co-ops from the 60’s and 70’s.

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Our Pushcart Prize nominees are:

Permineralization” by Madeleine Sardina
Hope is a Strategy” by Jamie Lynn Miller
Phantom Bite” by Benjamin Thorp
Tiffany & Love” by Sarah Marquez
Chorus for the Kill” by Allison Blevins and Joshua Davis

Best of luck, all! Don’t forget to check out our Best of the Net nominees, too.


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