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2019 Pushcart Prize Nominations from Sinister Wisdom

The Pushcart Prize is one of the most honored literary anthologies in the United States. Publishing since 1976, the Pushcart Prize recognizes the best work of small presses.

Sinister Wisdom is pleased to nominate six pieces from the four issues of Sinister Wisdom published prior to December 1, 2019 for the 2019 Pushcart Prize. The six pieces are:

“11/This Open Moor” by Vi Khi Nao
“Poetic Sisters” by Yeva Johnson
“Venice Beach” by Deborah Miranda
“We Were A Room” by Hannah Larrabee
“A Simple Act” by Beth Brant
“Transcriptions” by Andrea Assaf

PDFs of the nominated pieces are available on the links for all to read. Congratulations to all of these wonderful writers! Sinister Wisdom is proud to have published your work and to nominate it for this honor.

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