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The Pushcart Prize XLVII: Best of Small Presses 2023

The Pushcart Prize XLVII: Best of the Small Presses 2023 is another stellar entry into the series.

The Pushcart Prize, a revered institution in the literary world, has been recognizing outstanding writing since its inception. Each year, this esteemed accolade celebrates exceptional works published in literary magazines and small presses throughout North America. Writers from all backgrounds, emerging or established, vie for a spot in this coveted anthology that showcases the finest pieces from an array of genres.

Within its beautifully crafted pages, you will discover a treasure trove of talent, creativity, and thought-provoking prose. The editors have diligently curated a selection of the most captivating and inspiring stories, poems, essays, and more, offering readers an immersive literary experience like no other.

The 2023 Pushcart Prize is a literary adventure that transcends boundaries. It takes you on a journey through the minds of diverse authors who have mastered the art of storytelling. With every turn of the page, you’ll encounter captivating characters, explore unfamiliar worlds, and be transported to different eras, all while reveling in the sheer beauty of the written word.

What sets the Pushcart Prize apart from other literary anthologies is its unwavering commitment to unearthing hidden gems. The editors consider countless literary magazines, chapbooks, and small presses, seeking out exceptional works that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. By supporting the Pushcart Prize, you are championing the discovery of fresh voices and providing a platform for talented writers to gain the recognition they truly deserve.

Whether you are an ardent bookworm, an aspiring writer, or simply someone who appreciates the power of literature, the 2023 Pushcart Prize will undoubtedly captivate your imagination. Each piece within its pages possesses the ability to ignite emotions, provoke introspection, and leave an indelible mark on your literary soul!

Winner of High Honors from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, Pushcart Prize XLVII includes over 60 stories, poems and essays from dozens of small literary presses.
In last year’s Pushcart Prize, editor Bill Henderson noted that the Pushcart Prize, “the small good thing, has evolved into an international prize drawing nominations from small presses around the globe.” As always, the selections are made by a distinguished panel of Guest Editors and hundreds of Contributing Editors. The list of authors selected and encouraged over the decades, is immense. (An index to previous volumes is included in each edition.)
The Pushcart Prize won the NBCC Sandroff Lifetime Achievement award, The Poets & Writers/ Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers citation and was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the seminal publications in American publishing history.

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