Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

2017 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

A hearty congratulations to our nominees for the 2017 Pushcart Prize. Find them below:

Jasmine V. Bailey – “Texas Journal” (poetry, Apr. ’17)
Aaron Brame – “Self-Portrait as Labyrinth” (poetry, Jan. ’17)
Will Donnelly – “The Urn” (prose, Sept./Oct. ’17)
Stephanie Reents – “Naked Selfie” (prose, Feb. ’17)
Jason Thayer – “Your Curse” (prose, Jan. ’17)
Chrys Tobey – “Because We Were Neanderthals” (poetry, May/Jun. ’17)

We hope you’ll revisit these poems and stories, and we wish the authors luck during the selection process.

2017 Best of the Net Nominations

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

We’re pleased to nominate the following work for the 2017 Best of the Net awards:

Poems
Amy Strauss Friedman – “Autopsy” – Sep. ’16
Adam Edelman – “What I Learned from Dracula” – Dec. ’16
John Gallaher – “Poem for Your Birthday if This Is Your Birthday” – Feb. ’17
Sarah Viren – “Falling” – Apr. ’17
Chrys Tobey – “Letter to My Ancestor” – May/Jun. ’17
Joshua Johnston – “City Hall” – May/Jun. ’17

Stories
William Squirrell – “Z Rats!” – Jan. ’17
Ron Riekki – “America” – Apr. ’17

We hope you’ll revisit these poems and stories. And, as always, we wish the authors luck in the selection process.

Nominations for Braddock Avenue Books’s The Best Small Fictions 2017

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Into the fray we send the following nominees for Braddock Avenue Books’s The Best Small Fictions 2017, guest edited by Amy Hempel and slated for publication in September 2017:

Meghan Callahan – “Epitaphios” (April 2016)

Chad Frame – “Bat Boy and Sean Penn Meet El Chapo in Secret Jungle Fort Hideout, No Girls Allowed” (March 2016)

Hillary Leftwich – “Saba on the Shore” (July 2016)

Alice Martin – “Cover Up” (June 2016)

Michael Putnam – “Through Process of Elimination” (December 2016)

We wish them luck in the selection process and hope you’ll re-read them.

2016 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Pushcart Prize

We’d like to congratulate our nominees for the 2016 Pushcart Prize. They are as follows:

Micaela Bombard – “Cardinal” (poetry, Sept. ’16)
Jeremy Packert Burke – “The Labyrinth” (prose, May ’16)
Sarah Freligh – “A Civil War” (poetry, Oct. ’16)
W. Todd Kaneko – “Self Portrait as Flash Gordon [Playground Terror Variant]” (poetry, Aug. ’16)
John Searcy – “The Sorrows of Death-Klaw” (prose, Aug. ’16)
Chelsea Laine Wells – “The Creation of Suffering” (prose, Jun. ’16)

Good luck to them during the selection.

2016 Best of the Net Nominations

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

We’re glad to nominate the following pieces for the 2016 Best of the Net awards:

Poems
John Paul Davis – “Passwords” –  Aug. ’15
Hannah Lee Jones – “Erlkönig at Burley’s Field” – Jun. ’16
Robert Lunday – “Generations” – Apr. ’16
Meghann Plunkett – “In Response To A Comment On My Outspoken Nature, That I Have No Manners” – Apr. ’16
Claire Scott – “O.R.” – Feb. ’16
Amanda Silberling – “Afterglow” –  Oct. ’15

Stories
Robert M. Detman – “Building the Perfect Wings” – Feb. ’16
Chad Frame – “Bat Boy and Sean Penn Meet El Chapo in Secret Jungle Fort Hideout, No Girls Allowed” – Mar. ’16

May they fare well.

Nominations for Queen’s Ferry’s The Best Small Fictions 2016

Monday, December 14th, 2015


Congratulations to our nominees for Queen’s Ferry’s The Best Small Fictions 2016, guest edited by Stuart Dybek and slated to appear in October 2016:

Jacques Debrot – “A Brief History of the Minor Modernists” (November 2015)
Tara Kipnees – “incognito”  (May 2015)
Michelle Meyers – “Beach Boys” (December 2015)
Dylan Taylor – “Gaining on Gethsemane” (December 2015)
Deborah Trowbridge – “Frigid” (August 2015)

One of our nominations from last year–Yennie Cheung’s “Something Overheard”–was included in the inaugural volume, and we’d like to keep the streak alive.

2015 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

We’re glad to nominate the following pieces for the 2015 Pushcart Prize:

John Paul Davis – “Passwords” (poetry, Aug. ’15)
Crystal N. Galyean – “Flight” (prose, July ’15)
Drew Knapp – “The Favissa at Citrus County” (prose, Aug. ’15)
Jeremy John Parker – “Punchline Number Nine” (prose, Feb. ’15)
Julie Rouse – “Homunculus” (poetry, May ’15)
Andrea Vaughan – “The Night I Accepted an Award for Academic Excellence” (poetry, July ’15)

Congratulations to the authors, and may they fare well in the selection process.

2015 Best of the Net Nominations

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Into the 2015 Best of the Net battle, decomP sends the following warriors:

Poems
Diya Chaudhuri – “Abstract of Thesis Presented to the Graduate School of the University of Florida in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Master of Fine Arts” – Feb. ’15
Ori Fienberg – “Silent Catalog” – Dec. ’14
Sophia Holtz – “Apocalypse Party” – Oct. ’14
Les Kay – “The Stranger” – Apr. ’15
Michelle Menting – “Objects Used to Prop Open a Window” – Feb. ’15
Andrew Payton – “Strandings” – Apr. ’15

Stories
Jackson Culpepper – “The Birth and Immolation of a Southern God at the Hands of All” – Dec. ’14
Kelly Kiehl – “The Forgottonists, or, Whatever, Some Parts Were Fun” – Jan. ’15

Check ’em out (again).

Nominations for Queen’s Ferry’s The Best Small Fictions of 2015

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

We’d like to congratulate our nominees for Queen’s Ferry’s The Best Small Fictions of 2015, the inaugural anthology in what is to be an annual series, slated for publication in October 2015:

Yennie Cheung – “Something Overheard” (December 2014)
Melissa Ostrom – “Gravity” (December 2014)
Raul Palma – “A Captain’s Retirement” (March 2014)
Ron Riekki – “Acquired” (February 2014)
Matthew Robinson – “The Crossing” (January 2014)

Naturally, we hope these stories make the cut.

2014 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014


Congratulations to our 2014 Pushcart Prize nominees! We hope you revisit these six pieces. How many of them do we expect to win a Pushcart? Not one, not two, not three…

Kevin Casey – “Thunderheads” (poetry, October ’14)
Sophia Holtz – “Apocalypse Party” (poetry, October ’14)
Raul Palma – “A Captain’s Retirement” (prose, March ’14)
Sarah Pape – “Against the Eggshell” (poetry, June ’14)
Caleb Tankersley – “The Oak Tree” (prose, May ’14)
Marcelle Thiébaux – “Motoring” (prose,  May ’14)

…not four, not five, not six. Actually, yeah, six.