Each year we put forward six pieces from the previous twelve months of Neon Literary Magazine to be considered for the Pushcart Prize. In case you’ve never heard of it, the Pushcart Prize is intended to celebrate the very best of the small press world by collecting together the finest works of fiction and poetry published in literary magazines and anthologies in the previous year.
Selecting just six pieces out of the dozens we’ve published was a near impossible task, and reading back through each issue of 2017 was a joy. After much deliberation, then, here are our six nominees:
We wish each of them the very best of luck, and will be looking forward to the announcement of the selected pieces in 2018. In the meantime, if you want to read all of the nominees, you can still get hold of issue forty-five in print form, and issue forty-four is available to download for a price of your choosing. We hope you enjoy their work as much as we did!