Pushcart Prize Nominations: For Work Published in Calendar Year 2022

It is an honor to be responsible for the very difficult task of deciding which pieces of work are to be nominated for the Pushcart Prize by this publishing house each year. The Pushcart Prize is the most important and storied award in the industry for the small and independent press. I do not take this selection process lightly. In fact, I’m pretty sure that I’ve cracked a tooth or two over it. Just kidding, but a form of mental bruxism always seems to set in around this time of the year.

Here are the nominations for this year.

The Space Cadet Science Fiction Review

Essay category: “Our Place on the Map of the Universe” by cosmographer Daniel Pomarède.

Short story category: “War Hero” by Lee Garratt, “Starship Tales” by David Barber, and “Three Wishes” by Sadie Maskery.

The Lotus Tree Literary Review

Short story category: “The Horn” by Zdravka Evtimova.

Poetry category: “Quantum Entanglement” a renku by the Poets Thirteen (Joshua St. Claire, Joshua Gage, John J. Dunphy, Brian LeBansky, Alison Jennings, Harris Coverley, @mathewhaiku [a nom de plume & a Twitter handle], Lee Garratt, Matt Schumacher, Amber Winter, Carla Stein, Wendy Van Camp, Irina Moga).

I wish these talented and wonderful people all the best of luck in winning the Pushcart Prize!

— The Editor