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The Pushcart Prize has reprinted thousands of selections from hundreds of small presses.  It is considered an honor simply to be nominated.

2023 nominees

For the 2024 Pushcart Prize

“Easter Sunrise Mass” by Carolyn Martin

“Escape Proof” by Todd Sukany

“Baby and Childcare” by Ana Doina

“On Notre Dame, Burning” by Greg McClelland

Read all of the poems nominated in 2020 in this blog post.

2020 nominees

For the 2021 Pushcart Prize

“Texan Kahuna Cracking Pecans” by Brian Billings
“The Better Part” by Elizabeth Dolan
“This Year in the Catacombs” by Reverend Wendy MacLean

“The Lord is Not Slow” by Bruce Gorden
“Vernal Equinox” by Frank De Canio 

Read all of the poems nominated in 2020 in this blog post.

2019 nominees

For the 2020 Pushcart Prize

“RIP  by Sam Hickford
“A Marriage in Beds"  by Brian C. Billings

“The Red Road" by Deborah Guzzi

“The Night Shift" by Yevgeniya Przhebelskaya
“May It Not Come Undone" by Kimberly Rivers
“God’s Language”by Peggy Turnbull


Read all of the poems nominated in 2019 in this blog post.

2018 nominees

For the 2019 Pushcart Prize

"Aquacate" by Douglas Brandow
"God's New Clothes" by Edward Ahern

"Carrying Books" by Damian Jay Clay

"A Garden of Eden" by Yevgeniya Przhebelskaya

"Amala" by Andy Conner

"A Thank You Note, Sixty Years Later," by Derek Kannemeyer

Read all of the poems nominated in 2018 in this blog post.

2012 nominees

For the 2013 Pushcart Prize

“Heyschasm” by Adam Hughes  
"How I Loved the Way Sister Hooked Up" by Liz Dolan  
"At Pentecost Every Spring" by Susan Maxwell Campell  
"Blocking Football at Godfather's Pizza" by Todd Sukany  
"Cool Spring Street" by Peter C. Venable  

2010 nominees

For the 2011 Pushcart Prize

“Easter in the Cancer Ward” by Nicholas Samaras  
“The Wars One Cannot Win” by Carol A. Oberg 

“Study War No More” by Paul David Adkins  
“The Wild Swan” by Edoardo Albert  
“The Aubade” by Mark McKenna  

2009 nominees

For the 2010 Pushcart Prize

"Who Will Come to Save Him Now?" by Barry North  

"At Either End of the Web" by Regina Murray Brault 

"Ezekiel" by Katie Manning  
"The Last Breakfast" by Anne Sheldon  
"Lament" by Diane Rosier Miles  
"A History Lesson" by Mark Clark

2006 nominees 

For the 2007 Pushcart Prize

"A Guide for the Perplexed" by Frederick Zydek
"Hymn" by Richard B. Patterson
"As Days Go By" by Ida Fasel
"After His Fall" by Ruth Linnea Whitney
"Blessings" by Taylor Graham
"Hostage: Thoughts in Solitude" by Mary Rudbeck Stanko

2005 Nominees

For the 2006 Pushcart Prize

"Flying" by William R. Hincy 

“Paradise” by Julie Iven  
“Paper Losses” by Martha Crotty  
“There is a Season” by Joy Resor 

“Grass Beside the Church of St. Francis Xavier" by Arthur Powers  
“Plants that Don’t Bloom” by Edward J. Riley  

2004 Nominees

For the 2005 Pushcart Prize


"Hide and Seek" by William J. McGill  

"Marriage of the Prophet" by Paul David Adkins 

"Statue in the Garden" by Newton Miner  
"Last Time I Saw Her Was a Year Ago" by Louis E. Bourgeois  
"Cracked Roots" by Catherine McCraw  
"Agave" by Jendi Reiter  

2003 Nominees

For the 2004 Pushcart Prize

"Salamanca" by Colleen Keating (Spring 2003, Issue 10)
"Job's Wife" by Helene Barker Kiser (Spring 2003, Issue 10)
"Hosea" by Nancy A. Henry (Spring 2003, Issue 10)
"Emeritus" by Paul Willis (Fall 2003, Issue 11)
"The Trouble with Prophets" by Karen Thorpe (Fall 2003, Issue 11)

2002 Nominees

For the 2003Pushcart Prize


"Advocations" by Ida Fasel   (Spring 2002)
"For My John of the Cross" by Olivia Diamond  (Spring 2002)
"God Emeritus" by Kevin Stuart Brodie  (Spring 2002)
"Life-Sized Stations of the Cross" by Erin E. Tocknell  (Spring 2002)
"Fairytales and Dustballs" by M.J. King  (Fall 2002)
"Finding Your Song" by Judith F. Bullock  (Fall 2002)

2001 Nominees

For the 2002 Pushcart Prize

"Two Sparrows" by Robert Leo Stanley
"Requiem" by Robert Karl Meyer II
"Cicadae" by Lucinda Lawson
"I Would Not Disobey God" by Kevin Stuart Brodie
"Elisha’s Room" by Rob Carraway
"After the Marvelous Healing" by Walt McDonald

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