Our 2018 Pushcart Nominees

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s nominees for the Pushcart Prize Anthology.

At the End of the World

One of our two fabulous Honorable Mentions for the 2017 Halloween Fiction Contest – a gripping story about a monstrous future.

The only thing worse than a Nazi skinhead is a Nazi skinhead at the end of the world[…]

The Survey

Enjoy the winner of our Halloween Fiction Contest judged by the brilliant Rin Chupeco.
My father doesn’t believe in the afterlife. You die and then you’re dirt is what he says, and he’s not a big fan of dirt.[…]

2017 Halloween Fiction Contest Winner, Honorable Mentions, and Finalists

We’re thrilled — and chilled — to announce the results of our 2017 Halloween Fiction Contest.

It’s Time to Submit!

Submissions are now open, and we’re eager to read your wonderful short stories, poems, and essays.

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Fiction

PoopBoy + MermaidMurmur

[…] MermaidMurmur: i don’t think ur grasping the weirdness.

PoopBoy: I’m grasping it. And I’m saying you’re overreacting. You probably just wish you were running lines with Football Tristan. […]

Poetry

Why Russia Doesn’t Keep a Diary, To Those Who Died at my Funeral

Two poems by Mariah Stewart

Let tears fall for me and //
trickle through spider web cracks //
drip into the Volga scarlet […]

Interviews

Interview with Cindy Pon

We’re thrilled to share this interview with Cindy Pon, author of several YA fantasies and the near-future thriller, “Want”! Read on to find out more about Cindy and her work.

Fiction

How to Help Your Best Friend Bury Her Mother

When Lily asks you if you like the black-and-white, smile and nod. The way she gathers the fabric in her arms like an infant tells you she’s probably more attached to this one than the sapphire or violet. […]

Poetry

Pastiche, Blu-Ray

Two poems by Anna Cates

Pastiche

between July and gin //
the open window //
and the images within […]

Fiction

Lily Lake

A hiking trip goes wrong in “Lily Lake” by Susan Fox.
[…]But Julia didn’t say anything this time because she could tell Logan was annoyed. She hated that she could distinguish Logan’s moods, like she was Logan’s own personal mood ring.[…]

Poetry

3 Poems by Joe Bisicchia

Three poems by Joe Bisicchia

Pair of Tickets

[…] Cracked bat. //
Eyes going back, back, back. //
Talk of fences and why they’re so high. […]

Poetry

Dancer’s Love Letter, After You’re Gone

Two poems by teen writer, Audrey Lee

After You’re Gone

[…] I’m not ready anymore. It’s autumn and //
dead leaves bury me. My limbs are tied […]

Fiction

Beneath the Call of the Sea

[…] The ocean called to her, its voice soft and crooning. The waves pined for her like a mother, or maybe those were her own desires she heard. […]

Interviews

Interview with Jeff Zentner

We’re thrilled to share this interview with Jeff Zentner! Read on to find out more about the author and his award-winning work.

Fiction

Cold Cereal and Morning Revelations

Talented teen writer James Chang offers a brief glimpse into a family’s unraveling with “Cold Cereal and Morning Revelations.”
[…] You stare back, but I know you aren’t actually looking at me. Your thoughts are elsewhere, miles away. Like seeds flung onto fresh soil.[…]

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