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aaduna announces Pushcart Prize nominees

“The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America…. The Pushcart Prize has been a labor of love and independent spirits since its founding. It is one of the last surviving literary co-ops from the 60's and 70's.”

aadunanominated the following four fiction writers for the 2016 round of The Pushcart Prize:  (Click the individual titles below to view work)

B. Lynn CarterOne Wild Ride 

Millie ChapmanPeony

Shelby Settles HarperPeyote Spirit 

Michael MurrayStage Fright 

aaduna nominated the following two poets for the 2016 round of the Prize:

Joyce MillerEXCRESCENCE:                                  Haiti sampled after the hurricane

Noorulain NoorAtonement 

The above work can be found in the summer issue 2014 (Chapman, Miller, Murray) and the winter-spring 2014 issue (Carter, Harper, Noor) available at

We congratulate our nominees and invite you to share their recognition with your family,…

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Haven Blue
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Scott Saalman
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Eva Bouchard
Syracuse, New York

Christopher Gorrie
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Denise Smith
Fairfield, Alabama

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who participated !  

If you missed out... don't worry!   We will do only one more raffle that will herald in the New Year [2015,] our fifth year of publishing aaduna.  


Since the design of aaduna's current shirts will not be repeated in subsequent tee-shirt printings, these originals will soon become a collector's item. 

Available in one size (Large), black or gray. The tee-shirts normally sell at $20 each plus a $5 shipping and handling (S/H) per shirt. For the Holiday Period (ends January 2, 2015,) you can purchase a shirt for $18 each, including S/H charges.

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Happy Holidays to ALL!

You've heard the phrase, "Catch a Rising Star..." haven't you?

With that phrase lodged in your brain, you are invited to check out my recent conversation with Millie Chapman now available via our aaduna website:

It is always special to get to know someone at the onset of a promising writing career so you can watch that person develop  and chart a path that engages a wide spectrum of the reading public.  So, I am not just tossing a phrase around when I say, "Catch a rising star."  

And if my chat with Millie does not spark you to want to know more about her, read or re-read her story,"Peony" as published in aaduna's summer 2014 issue.  You will soon see what I initially saw when I read her story for the first time.

And just remember, it is always fun to put a "star" in your pocket!

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Our FIRST Totally and Absolutely FREE Tee-Shirt Holiday Offer

In the spirit of the 2014 Holiday Season, we are raffling off five tee-shirts (available only in large, black or gray) with FREE shipping and handling.Winners will be announced this Thursday, December 4, 2014.
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