I'm honored that my essay, "Worse Than Abandonment," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the good folks at Crab Orchard Review at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
A few words about the nomination process from the Pushcart Prize website: "We welcome up to six nominations (print or online) from little magazine and small book press editors throughout the world. We also accept nominations from our staff of distinguished Contributing Editors. The nominations may be any combination of poetry, short stories, essays, memoirs or stand-alone excerpts from novels. We welcome translations, reprints and both traditional and experimental writing. Nominations are accepted between October 1 - December 1 (postmarked) for next year's Pushcart edition. . . . Nominations must have been published (or scheduled to be published) in the current calendar year." The Pushcart Prize was established in 1976.