Pushcart Nominations 2017

LPR celebrates its writers for all of their imagination and craft. The editors have had the delightful challenge of selecting pieces for the pushcart nomination.  Here are our choices. Congratulations to all of you!


“Black Light for Etheridge Knight”  by Peter Marcus
“The Wind Makes It Impossible” by Kendra Kopelke

“Fly the Car to Mars” by Beth Gilstrap
“Locked Out” by Jeremy J. Kamps

“Runaway” by Cynthia Greer


“The Laws of Motion in the Heavens and on the Earth” by K.E. Butler
“Mongrel Wood” by Ilya Leybovich

“Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Clarinda Harris
“Sea Witch” by Margaux Novak

Pushcart Nominations

pushcartprize1If you’ve been reading along this year with Little Patuxent Review, you know we’ve had an incredible bevy of talent from which to pull our annual Pushcart nominations, due today. Our entire staff and volunteer readers shared their feedback to create a comprehensive submission.

Congratulations to all our nominees!

Matthew Westbrook, “The Family Gathers in Memory of the Military Son Who was Murdered in the War on Drugs and Spent His Last Night at a Football Game” (Poetry)
Stephanie Dickinson, “Emily and the Cookstove” (Fiction)
Rachel Eisler, “It’s Lovely to Watch Young Women” (Poetry)
Adam Schwartz, “Cedar Creek” (Fiction)
Steve Coughlin, “The Next Thirty-Two Years” (Non-fiction)
Nandini Dhar, “Carnival” (Fiction)
Online Editor’s Note: The submission window for our Summer 2016 “unthemed” issue opens today. We’re in search of excellent poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Who knows? Maybe your name will appear on next year’s Pushcart nomination list.