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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.

2014 Best of the Net Nominations

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Congrats to our 2014 Best of the Net nominees! We hope their work is selected but, as they say, it’s an honor just to be nominated…unless you happen to be Leonardo DiCaprio.

Poems
Will Arbery – “Write a Historical Poem” – Nov. ’13
Lisa J. Cihlar – “Apiary” – Oct. ’13
Krystin Gollihue – “The Spine” – Sept. ’13
Claire Kelly – “Nests” – Sept. ’13
Laurie Patton – “Floor” – Nov. ’13
Ali Shapiro – “Leave Me Alone But Take Me With You” – Sept. ’13

Stories
Raul Palma – “A Captain’s Retirement” – Mar. ’14
Caleb Tankersley – “The Oak Tree” – May ’14

We hope you reread these poems and stories. See you soon for our annual Pushcart nominations.

2013 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Congrats to our 2013 Pushcart Prize nominees! We hope you (re)read these pieces, and we wish the authors luck in the selection process.

Ilya Leybovich – “Final Days of the Third Directorate”
Katherine MacCue – “The Swans”
Amanda Jane McConnon – “Parts Left Whole”
Nathaniel Kennon Perkins – “An Unfolding”
Jeanann Verlee – “How did your mother die?”
Luke Wiget – “Violins”

2013 Best of the Net Nominations

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Congrats to our 2013 Best of the Net nominees! We hope they fare well in the selection process.

Poems
Leisha Douglas – “Tentative” – July 2012
Evan Iresmith – “Private Speaking” – November 2012
Amanda Jane McConnon – “Parts Left Whole” – May 2013
kelly schirmann – “hunter gatherer” – December 2012
Jeanann Verlee – “How did your mother die?” – March 2013
Meredith Weiers – “This, Too, Shall Pass” – July 2012

Stories
Nathan Holic – “Submission Guidelines” – November 2012
Graham Tugwell – “A Caring for Creatures” – May 2013

Next up: Pushcart nominations…

2013 storySouth Million Writers Award Nominations

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

For the 2013 storySouth Million Writers Award, we’re pleased to nominate “The Fireman” by Peter DeMarco, “Sacred Bone” by Sarah Kokernot, and “Athame” by PD Mallamo. The competition will be fierce, and we wish the best of luck to our nominees. Readers can submit their own nominations here, and editors’ nominations are here.

decomP Contributors in “The &NOW Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing”

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

As we reported earlier, Garrett Ashley’s “The History of Character X,” Sam Cha’s “The Conference of the Birds,” and Annam Manthiram’s “The Discrepancy Equation” will be featured in The &NOW Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, which is now available for pre-order via Amazon and will be released on May 25, 2013. You can also add it to your queue on Goodreads. Congrats to the authors involved!

2012 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Congratulations to our 2012 Pushcart Prize nominees!

Peter DeMarco – “The Fireman”
Leisha Douglas – “Tentative”
Sandra Irwin – “Loss”
PD Mallamo – “Athame”
Joe Miller – “Conquest [translation]”
Daniel M. Shapiro – “Thomas Kinkade Drops by Andy Warhol’s Grave, Bethel Park, Pa., 2/22/07”

We wish them luck in the selection process.

 

Best of the Net 2012 Nominations

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Congratulations to our Best of the Net 2012 nominees!

Fiction
Sarah Kokernot – “Sacred Bone”
Ajmal Yourish – “In Gratitude”

Creative Nonfiction
Alicia Catt – “On Lashes”

Poetry
Carroll Beauvais – “You Are Here”
Sarah Carson – “For Valerie”
Eileen Hennessy – “Memorial Day”
Alisha Erin Hillam – “Centered”
Heather Sommer – “Traveler”
Helen Wickes – “What Is Implanted In The Body”

We wish them the best of luck.

Also, we’re going to revive the blog by publishing new book reviews on a weekly basis, so stop by now and then to get the latest from our resident critic Spencer Dew.

Our 2012 Micro Award Nominations

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Congratulations to our 2012 Micro Award nominees:

Peter Tieryas Liu – “Colony”
Jacqueline May – “The Monoliths”

We encourage you to revisit these stories.