The end of the year, for many, serves as a time of reflection. For literary magazine editors, this may mean looking back on a year’s worth of issues — and the many writers and stories that have graced their pages.
It also means a time for sharing year-end round-up posts like these.
The Pushcart Prize, as you may know, is one of the most coveted honors in literary publishing. And it all starts with a story, submitted to a magazine like ours. A Pushcart win is huge deal, but a nomination is a worthy accomplishment for emerging or established writers, too. Each year, Pushcart invites small press editors to nominate only a half-dozen stories, published within current year, to the annual contest. Publisher Bill Henderson and his team of editors will read through thousands of submissions and select the best of the best. The winning stories are published in the next annual edition of Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses.
In 2016, Hippocampus Magazine published more than 100 pieces of creative nonfiction in its 12 issues. We narrowed down these scores of stories to these six (listed in alphabetical order by title):
- Advanced Placement – Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
- 1001 Nights – Dina Honour
- The Laundromat – Sandra Gail Lambert
- Spinning Shame into Nostalgia – Robert Rubino
- Still – Stephanie Andersen
- Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Bird – Naomi Cohn
Please join us in congratulating Jessica, Dina, Sandra, Robert, Stephanie, and Naomi. We’re so delighted that they chose to submit their moving, meaningful pieces to us. We wish them lots of luck as our little package makes its way to the Pushcart headquarters in Wainscott, N.Y.