Blue Lobster Book Co. is proud to announce its nominees for the upcoming Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prize is one of the most coveted honors in literary publishing, and it all starts with a piece of short writing submitted to a magazine, website, or book, like one of ours.

The winning stories are published in an annual Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses collection; the 2016 edition will include this year’s winners and a list of all presses and magazines that provided nominations. The collection, which has been published every year since 1976, features stories, essays, poetry, novel excerpts, and more.

Presses are limited to nominating just a half-dozen stories. Our complete list of nominees is below:

The prize winners to be announced early next year. To learn more about the Pushcart Prize, including past winners and submission guidelines, please visit their official website. And please join us in congratulating this talented and deserving group of writers!