The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America.
Since 1976, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in annual collections. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series. Every volume contains an index of past selections, plus lists of outstanding presses with addresses.
The Pushcart Prize has been a labor of love and independent spirits since its founding. It is one of the last surviving literary co-ops from the 60’s and 70’s. Its legacy is assured by donations to its Fellowships endowment.
Longridge Review is proud to nominate 6 essays from 2020 for the The Pushcart Prize: Best of The Small Presses XLVI.
- Desi Allevato (Virginia), Compartment Syndrome (10/20)
- Stephen J. Lyons (Illinois), Young Chicago Boy Talks to God (01/20)
- Brendan Shea (Maryland), Phillip’s Burial (05/20)
- Marsha Lynn Smith (California), 4 Generations of Black Hair Matters (10/20)
- Brenna Sowder (Washington), Breathing Lessons (05/20)
- Cheryl Skory Suma (Ontario), If The Snow Never Melted (10/20)
Congratulations to each of these wonderful writers, and thank you to everyone who found a forever home for his/her/their essay with us in 2020!
p.s. Our submission period is now open until the first of the year.
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