great weather for MEDIA Pushcart Prize 2017 Nominations

great weather for MEDIA is delighted to announce our nominations for the 2017 Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses Series.

These nominations are for work published in 2015 and were chosen from our anthology Before Passing, and the collections Debridement by Corrina Bain and Harvest the Dirtby Wil Gibson.

 

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Corrina Bain - Quotes from the Deadgirl Reality Show Pilot  

Meagan BrothersAll Your Trips to Saturn Have Been Tainted by Your Naïveté and Bad Luck

Steve Dalachinsky - Particle Fever

Wil Gibson - Beautiful Beast

Bob Hart - Make Such Pretty

Nkosi Nkululeko - That Time of the Year

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Before Passing Front Cover
Before Passing Front Cover

The nice thing about the genre is that it is less stylized. Achievable. Here is our vision:     Dignity. Knowledge that they are just like us. It's entertainment. The fountain in the front room like a dream of breath. - Corrina Bain 

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Harvest the Dirt, Wil Gibson, front cover border grey
Harvest the Dirt, Wil Gibson, front cover border grey

you would like for a girl who looks like winter to kiss you in public, outside the expensive hotel. - Meagan Brothers

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we rely too much on the luck of others: he talks to himself – a dry-brained mouthy word machine rubs the silver residue from the numbers to see if he has won $50 that's not even enough for a happy birthday - Steve Dalachinsky

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She called him a "beautiful beast" and a broken dinosaur bone fell from the sky. Sometimes signs from God are clear like lakes of reason and blasphemy. - Wil Gibson

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Who knows how many worlds have been ground into detritus but they make such pretty stones.

- Bob Hart

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      It was that time of the year, again. The leaves bronzed, became copper fields hitched to webs of branches. Wind whistled through the blades of grass, made their seasonal withering...tolerable in its company.

- Nkosi Nkululeko

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Congratulations to all our nominees and good luck!

Remember we are currently accepting submissions for our next collection, so send us your fearless best. Deadline January 15 2016. Be sure to check out all our books. We look forward to reading your work.