By Jennifer Niesslein
Around this time every year, I do two things:
- Make sure the elastic waistband leggings are clean for Thursday.
- Pick six essays to nominate for the Pushcart Prize.
The second task is insanely hard. The Pushcart folks ask small-press editors (and past winners) to nominate six pieces, and the editors of the annual Pushcart anthology choose from those works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Six pieces, people. My long list is really long.
This year’s nominees!
Give them a read!
P.S. I’m grateful for all of you—readers, writers, and my dear Gina Easley.