great weather for MEDIA is delighted to announce our nominations for the 2016 Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses Series.
These nominations are for work published in 2014 and were chosen from our anthologyI Let Go of the Stars in My Hand, and the collections Retrograde by Puma Perl and meant to wake up feeling by Aimee Herman.
Linda Camplese - My Father's Gun
Aimee Herman - quadratic equation
Ron Kolm - Bird and Me
Puma Perl - Stories from the Big Black Shoes
John W. Snyder - To the Girl Who Called Me a Faggot
John Sibley Williams - In the Pitch Bright Darkness
Want a taster? Here are the first few lines…
He was a cash and carry kind of man cash business, cashed in, cashed out carried a big, fat, American-style handgun and he was right when he thought it made him look tough.
- Linda Camplese
I used my fingers longer than it was socially acceptable. I cannot recall if it's because I clouded my brain with the smoke of drugs, but numbers and names have a difficult time remaining in me.
- Aimee Herman
I read somewhere That Charlie Parker Ate a rose.
- Ron Kolm
William Burroughs' untied shoelace cracks my morning dream.
Sad as Coca Cola and a can of Pringles.
- Puma Perl
To the girl who called me a faggot that day at Six Flags when I decided to wear
my super-fabulous. skin-tight, women's pants with yellow and pink animal print on them.
- John W. Snyder
What a strange music sounds from the dead birds frozen to the wire!
- John Sibley Williams
Congratulations to all our nominees and good luck!