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New Square's 2021 Pushcart Prize Nominees in Prose, Announced!

It is my distinct privilege to announce New Square’s 2021 Pushcart Prize Nominees in prose. They are as follows:

 

Nonfiction- Kerry Feltner- “NRG” ( Spring 2021 issue). 

 

Fiction- Christopher Miguel Flakus- “The Jazz Somnambulist” ( Spring 2021 issue). 

 

Fiction- Kaliyah Dorsey- “The Big Feeling” ( updated draft forthcoming in the Fall 2021 issue- an earlier version of this story appeared in our Spring 2019 issue- I strongly encourage everyone to give it a read). 

    

You can find all of these pieces, as well as links to all of our issues by accessing the digital editions of New Square at this www.sanchopanzalit.wixsite.com/newsquare

     

And just for the record, and I don’t give a damn how biased this sounds, the Pushcart committee will not read a better piece than any of our three nominees. 

More broadly ( and more importantly), I can say unequivocally that nothing has ever been printed in New Square has been anything less than phenomenal- that was our founding standard and you have allowed us to maintain that with your extraordinary work. With that in mind, I’d like to take a second to recognize some other writers whose worthy pieces fell outside of the 2021 nomination timeline window but are deserving all the same- Harry Lowther, Rose Malone, Shane Cashman, Elizabeth Boudreau, Kirianna Gambrel, Samantha Thuesen, Colin Brzezicki, Laura Rockefeller, Megan Fitzgerald, Jeff Bens, Thomas Keith, James Schepker, Jane Harrington & Samuel Marx. I expect a vigorous competition for next year as well.

Fall submissions are due November 5. 

Cheers,

Joseph Reynolds

Director | The Sancho Panza Literary Society

Editor in Chief/Fiction Editor |New Square

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