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It’s that special time of year for all of us as editors. With pleasure, The Delmarva Review has nominated six authors for a Pushcart Prize for exceptional poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing.
Poetry nominations were: “Devil on an Elevator,” by Charlie Clark, of Austin, Texas, “For the Readers of Graves,” by Adam McGee, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and “Morning Paper,” by John Palen, of Urbana, Illinois.
“Widow Fantasies,” a personal essay by Randon Billings Noble, of Washington, D.C., was nominated for nonfiction.
Short story nominations included “The Mythology of the Wife,” by August Evans, of Seattle, Washington, and “Robot on a Park Bench,” by Brandon Getz, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“We are excited that our authors have the opportunity for a Pushcart Prize,” said Wilson Wyatt, executive editor of the Review. “Discovery of new literary writing and recognition of the authors are essential to our purpose.”
The Delmarva Review, published annually by the Eastern Shore Writers Association, in Easton, Maryland, is open to all writers. Over a thousand authors submitted writing for the 2014 edition. During a seven-year history, 60 percent of its published authors have come from the tri-state Delmarva region. In all, the writers are from 27 states, Washington, D.C., and nine foreign countries.
The Review’s nominations were selected from 40 authors of poems, stories, and essays in its seventh annual edition. Pushcart editors will make a selection from all nominations to publish in the 2015 anthology, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses XL.
For Writers, the 2015 Submissions Period is Open
The new submissions period for The Delmarva Review is open now through February 28, 2015. A submission link is posted on the “guidelines” page of the website www.delmarvareview.com.
The Review is carried by the following regional bookstores: the News Center, in Easton, MD, Mystery Loves Company, in Oxford, MD, and The Writer’s Center, in Bethesda, MD.
Both print and digital editions can be purchased from all major online booksellers, including Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Apple. The worldwide availability of the Review greatly expands the potential readership of an author’s work.
The Eastern Shore Writers Association’s website is http://www.easternshorewriters.org. The organization also holds the annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference (February 28), website http://www.baytoocean.com.