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2020 Pushcart 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, 2020 for the 2020 Pushcart Prize. The six pieces are:

“Penelope’s Vision” by Natalie Eleanor Patterson
“Sunday Morning” by Shelonda Montgomery
“Blueprint for a Feminist Bookstore Future – A Personal History of Charis” by ER Anderson
“My Mother Doesn’t Teach Me Mandarin” by Nhung An
“Denver 2007: Chip, Drag Ball” by Katherine Fallon
“What the Trees Said” by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz

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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