aaduna announces Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2017!

Here we go….

We suspect and are sensitive to the fact that some of you may not know the significance of the Pushcart Prize nominee process. While I can wax somewhat eloquently about the process as it heralds its 42nd annual celebration, I rather have you go to www.pushcartprize.com and read the official info.

While those of us who labor in the small press community wait for the annual nomination period, I suggest those unfamiliar with the prize, think of Oscar Award nominees. Think about the celebration and applause for those actors, actresses, directors, producers and others who have been nominated for outstanding work in film. This prize, the “Pushcart,” is the equivalent for small presses.

To achieve nomination is a special recognition; to achieve the status as a recipient of the prize can be career changing. While actual recipients will not be announced until April 2017, we encourage you to embrace, support, and read those poets and writers who are aaduna nominees, as well as the work of other aaduna contributors, and nominees from other small presses.

aaduna is pleased to officially announce and herald our PUSHCART PRIZE nominees:


For poetry, we recognize and applaud:

Prarthana Banikya (photo provided)

Prarthana Banikya for Lila Ronghang

Diana Andreea Gabor (photo provided)


Diana Andreea Gabor for stuck in post-graduation remnant space

Tyeastia (Tye) L. Green (photo provided)

Tyeastia (Tye) L. Green for My Heart Is Tender


For Fiction, we salute and cheer for

Braulio Canstantino (photo provided)

Braulio Constantino for Simple

Claudia Barbosa Nogueira (photo provided)


Claudia Barbosa Nogueira for Concrete, Inc.

Persecution Avenue (photo provided)


Persecution Avenue for Modernized Warfare


We celebrate all six nominees.

Please read or re-visit their work. Their contributions to aaduna are appreciated as are other aaduna contributors who made this year’s process much more difficult, challenging, and left us wishing and hoping that we could nominate more than just six individuals.

aaduna contributors continue to ROCK!

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