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Pushcart and National Magazine Award nominations

While writing stories and being published are rewards in themselves, being recognized by respected magazine editors with award nominations feels pretty special.

Editors spend a lot of their year reading great writing and making tough editorial decisions, so to know that your work has resonated enough to be recognized in this way is an honour for any writer.

That’s why I was thrilled to learn that two of my pieces from the last year have been put forward for prestigious awards.

My short story “In Memoriam“, originally published by Little Fiction, has been nominated by editor Troy Palmer for a venerable Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prizes are among the most honoured literary awards in America, and recognize the best literature published in magazines and small presses each year.

Meanwhile my creative non-fiction piece “The Moon in Scorpio“, winner of last year’s Prairie Fire non-fiction contest and published in Prairie Fire earlier this year, has been nominated for a National Magazine Award in the Personal Journalism category. Finalists will be announced on May 1.

I’m grateful to the editors at both publications for their continued support of my work and faith in my writing.