The Common’s Nominations for the Pushcart Prize

We at The Common are proud to announce our nominations for the 2018 Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, an accolade bestowed upon small-press writers for works of outstanding writing and literary talent. Each of our nominations represents this culmination of talent and ingenuity alongside the celebration of a daring and modern sense of place.


Fiction

Fallow” by Laura Winther Galavis 

The Eunuch, The Colombian, & The King” by Menachem Kaiser 

Into Air” by Kenan Orhan

 

Nonfiction

Fraternity” by Zak Breckenridge 

Vanishing Point” by Anya Ventura 

 

Poetry

This Morning I Miss Such Devotion” by Vievee Francis

 

Congratulations to these authors, and to all of our talented contributors! We are honored to participate in a literary tradition that reflects our own appreciation for the incredible literature produced by small presses, and we look forward to hearing the results. Follow The Common on Facebook and Twitter for updates! And in the meantime – why not give these nominated pieces a read?

Emma CroweThe Common’s Nominations for the Pushcart Prize

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