Our nominations for the Pushcart Prize 2019:

Poetry:

Free Verse:

          Boo Radley Will No Longer Protect Us by John Dorsey in September 2019 Vol IV No V

Formal Poetry:

         Nothing to Fear by Richard Wakefield July 2019 Vol IV No IV

Experimental Poetry: 

         The History of Being Sche by Joan Retallack September 2019 Vol IV No V

Poetry Translations:

        ECCCH! by Jerome Betts March 2019 Vol IV No II

​Fiction:

       Goderich by Austin Gilmour July 2019 Vol IV No IV

Creative Non-Fiction:

       Solace by Evan Guilford-Blake May 2019 Vol IV No III

Our nominations for Best of the Net 2019:

Poetry:

       Guts and Poison by Steve Denehan May 2019 Vol IV No III

       Even As We Seize the Day by Anton Yakovlev November 2018 Vol III No IV

       Regime Change by Rae Armantrout November 2018 Vol III No IV

       Croix de Guerre by Jack D. Harvey May 2019 Vol IV No III

 

       The Other Woman by Susan McLean January 2019 Vol IV No I

       Papa by Al-Qassim Abdulsalam Uthman January 2019 Vol IV No I

 

Fiction:

     The Neighbors by Ursula Abdala November 2018 Vol III No IV

     The Doors of the Ambulance Closed by Josh Greenfield May 2019 Vol IV No III

Creative Non-Fiction:

     The Hoover Boys Part III by Larry D. Giles September 2018 Vol III No V

 

     A Slice of Ruby by Tobi Alfier November 2018 Vol III No VI

Our nominations for Best New Poets 2019:

Laura Hampton for My Mother's Back May 2018 Vol III No V

Steve Denehan for In The Cutlery Drawer June 2018 Vol III No VI       

Our nominations for the Pushcart Prize 2018:

Poetry:

 

          Benadryl and Whiskey by John David Muth in January 2018 Vol III No I

 

         My Mother's Back by Laura Hampton in May 2018 Vol III No V

 

         Feet by Rhina P. Espaillat in May 2018 Vol III No V

 

         Undivided by Richard R. Wakefield in April 2018 Vol III No IV

 

         WALLETS AND WALLOWINGS by Pamelyn Casto in July 2018 Vol III No VII

​Fiction:

         The Recipe Called For Vinegar by Charles Rafferty in May 2018 Vol III No V

Our nominations for Best of the Net 2018:

Poetry:

 

       Dancing in the Kitchen by Jill Sharon Kimmelman in October 2017 Vol II No X

       Compton 8 Mile by Tobi Alfier November 2017 Vol II No XI

       The Shearing (for Rob Wilmot) by Harry Owen in December 2017 Vol II No XII
 

       Birth Control, 1975 by Janet Smith in December 2017 Vol II No XII

       New Orleans: the Degas House by Jared Carter in February 2018 Vol III No II
 

       The Long Embrace by John Beaton in February 2018 Vol III No II


Fiction:

       I Know I am Restless and Make Others So by Chuck Von Nordheim in March 2018 Vol III No III

       Winged Victory of Samothrace by Martin Porter in May 2018 Vol III No V

Creative Non-Fiction:

       The Hoover Boys Part I by Larry D. Giles in April 2018 Vol III No IV

       Four Vignettes by Brian Michael Barbeito in May 2018  Vol III No V

We’re delighted to announce that Better Than Starbucks has been named a finalist in the Best Debut Magazine category of the Firecracker Awards. The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) sponsors these awards each year to support and celebrate independent publishing. Thank you CLMP and judges for recognizing our publication. And thank you to all of our poets, creative writers and editors who have contributed so much great work!

Our nominations for the Pushcart Prize 2017:

Poetry:

 

         Stories of My Father’s Absence by Cynthia Grady in February 2017 Vol II No II

         Dancing in the Kitchen by Jill Sharon Kimmelman in October 2017 Vol II No X

         Polaroid of a Lady by Richard R. Wakefield in April 2017 Formal & Rhyming Poetry Vol II No V

         Giraffe by Nikolai Gumilev translated by Don Mager in July 2017 Poetry Translations Vol II No VII

         Reed on the Rivers by Ayo Oyeku in August 2017 International Poetry Vol II No VII

​Fiction:

          Public Service by Mark Connelly in September 2017 Fiction Vol II No IX

Our nominations for Best of the Net 2017:

Poetry:

 

          Grease Poet by Richard King Perkins II in November 2016 Vol I No V

 

          The Swimming Pool by Tabitha Vohn in December 2016 Vol I No VI

 

          I'll Wait by DE Navarro  in January 2017 Vol II No I

 

          Falling for the Invisible Woman by Jim Zola in March 2017 Vol II No III

 

          Walk by Stephen Mead  in June 2017 Vol II No VI

 

          Killing a Coho by John Beaton in June 2017 Vol II No VI

Fiction:

          The Garters by Michael D. Durkota  in December 2016 Vol I No VI

 

          Venus in all Four Corners by Tobi Alfier in March 2017 Vol II No III

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