2021 Pushcart Prize Nominees


It’s Pushcart time! It’s like the Oscars for lit mags and small presses, except our clothes are less expensive and the swag bags are just New Yorker totes that we brought from home.

All joking aside, Pushcart nominations honor the best of what literary magazines and small book presses have offered us in the last year. And so, without further ado, here are our 2021 nominees.


“Omayra (In Other Words)“ by Ricardo Frasso Jaramillo


“Sin Miedo” by Marcela Fuentes


“That’s What She Said” by Cynthia Dewi Oka
“Like a Dish Rag Soaked in Bleach” by Matthew Olzmann
“The Bell” by Brandon Shimoda
“Where I prove by induction, humanity” by Jireh Deng