At the end of our second year of publishing, we look back at 2015 and admire the works we have printed. It’s a bit like when I tucked my kids into bed, and thought, what amazing creatures. That lasted about two minutes, then I went back in and told them to go to sleep. Fortunately, our four volumes of stories are much better behaved than my children, although some of the works are trying to creep off the shelves and earn international recognition …
It is my pleasure to announce five writers nominated by Pulp Literature for a Pushcart Prize, in an envelope mailed with three Alice Munro stamps for good luck. Our nominations:
Rob Taylor, Hummingbird Award Winner, ‘Here I Lay Down my Heart’ – Issue 5
Kate Austin, ‘Wax-Winged Icarus’ – Issue 6
Bob Thurber, ‘Beauty Takes Care of Itself’, and ‘The Manufacturing of Sorrow’ – Issue 6
Wally Swist, ‘What is Essential’ – Issue 7
Diane Tucker, Magpie Poetry Winner, ‘Cafe Petirossa’ – Issue 8
Congratulations to all our nominees. We hope those visiting our website will have their curiousity piqued and venture to read some of these favourites. In every issue, there are more treasures to be had and more nominations we wished to make, were we allowed a greater limit.