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The following poems and short stories have been nominated for the 2015 PUSHCART PRIZE:

  • Jessica Tyner - “Passing,” The Last Exotic Petting Zoo (Tayen Lane Publishing, 2014)
  • Naomi Johnson - “After The Beating,” Flying With Broken Feathers (Tayen Lane Publishing, 2014)
  • Maurine Killough - “The River Ganges,” Poems From Conflicted Hearts (Tayen Lane Publishing, 2014)
  • Ankush Banerjee - “Paper Boats,” Procyon Short Story Anthology (Tayen Lane Publishing, 2014)
  • Abigail Roeller - “Coffee Spoons,” Procyon Short Story Anthology (Tayen Lane Publishing, 2014)
  • Allison Van Siclen - “Pretend That,” Procyon Short Story Anthology  (Tayen Lane Publishing, 2014)

We are, of course, very excited for the authors and poets whose stories and poems have received votes sufficient to find them nominated for this prestigious award. We wish them all our very best. Bravo!