Loving Healing Press proudly announces its six nominations for the 38th annual Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in the pages of our annual collections.
For nominations, only material from the journal Recovering the Self published by the press was considered. Engaging potential of the content, involvement with subject matter, and spontaneity of literary expression were the basic criteria on which the publications were judged. Picking best of the best from the writings published by the press in the year 2012, this year’s six nominees include:
“Living Trees” by Holli Kenley. RTS Journal, April 2012, Vol. IV, No. 2
“When Forgiveness Healed a Little Girl’s Wounded Self” by Shaima Ahammed. RTS Journal, January 2012, Vol. IV, No. 1
“Fendi” by Nora Trujillo, RTS Journal, November 2012, Vol. IV, No. 4
“Free At Last” by Linda Irene Silfies, RTS Journal, January 2012, Vol. IV, No. 1
“A Herd of Therapists” by Trisha Faye. RTS Journal, November 2012, Vol. IV, No. 4
“The Woman Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming” by Dinah Dietrich. RTS Journal, April 2012, Vol. IV, No.2
“We’re very proud to put forward these nominees to one of the oldest and most prestigious awards for small presses. The Pushcart Prize is a unique opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of short-form writing, such as poems and personal essays,” says Victor R. Volkman, Publisher at the Loving Healing Press and Senior Editor of Modern History Press.
Past nominees of the Pushcart Prize from Loving Healing Press include Kat Fasano-Nicotera, Nick Purdon, Tyler R. Tichelaar, Sweta Vikram, and Barbara Sinor.
Congrats and good luck to the all nominees!
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