Pushcart Prize

The Pushcart Prize is an American literary prize by Pushcart Press that honours the best short stories, poetry and essays published in the small presses over the previous year. Magazine and small book press editors are invited to nominate six works that they have featured.

The founding editors of the Pushcart Prize include: Anaïs Nin, Gordon Lish, Joyce Carol Oates, Leslie Fiedler and Ralph Ellison.

Among the writers who were first noticed here are: Raymond Carver, Tim O’Brien, Jayne Anne Phillips, Charles Baxter, Andre Dubus, Susan Minot, Mona Simpson, John Irving, Rick Moody, and many more.

StepAway Magazine would like to congratulate our six nominees for the 2015  Pushcart Prize:

Black Mohair” by Julie Hogg

Venice Unshuttered” by Laura Glenn

Conflagration” by Gina Williams

Iron Lily” by Stephen Bone

Tarmac Blues” by Gram Joel Davies

The Chopin Nocturnes (Warsaw, July 2011)” by Monique Kluczykowski

 

Our six nominees for the 2014 Pushcart:

The Conker” by Joan Byrne

Montreal in Passing” by Susi Lovell

Touched” by Norman Waksler

Just Before Prince Street” by Adam Berlin

Winter on Pine Avenue” by Ilona Martonfi

Étoiles” by Kate Wise

 

Our six nominees for the 2013 Pushcart:

“The Red Hat” by Joachim Frank
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/1959

“Chinatown” by Elvis Alves
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/2103

“Acheron” by Robert Boucheron
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/2099

“Scoring Silence” by Iain Sinclair
http://stepawaymagazine.com/voicewalks

“Sanctuary” by Martyn Halsall
http://stepawaymagazine.com/voicewalks

“The Other Berlin” by Pippa Anais Gaubert
http://stepawaymagazine.com/voicewalks

Our six nominees for the 2012 Pushcart:

“Found” by Nidhi Zakaria Eipe
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/1660

“Pioneer Valley Trail” by Maryam A. Sullivan
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/1351

“Three” by Rochswalwe
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/1437

“The Way it Used to be with Espresso” by Mary Shanley
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/1341

“To Walk in L.A.” by Donna Kaz
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/1647

“Borges’ Tiger” by Alexandra Ernst
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/1322

Our six nominees for the 2011 Pushcart:

“Tour, Anti-” by Jaydn DeWald
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/247

“Perfect Stranger” by Gary Glauber
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/597

“Cat People #9: Tales of Manhattan” by Kyle Hemmings
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/237

“Füße: Umlauts, Eszetts, A Step” by Matthew Hittinger
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/257

“Promenade” by W.F. Lantry
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/895

“Daybreak” by Richard Thomas
http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/624