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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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!