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Franz Wright leads Pushcart Prize nominations
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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA -- Tamara Kaye Sellman, editor of Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism, has announced her staff's nominations for this year's prestigious Pushcart Prize:

"Ivan Evanochick's Last Confession," an original short story by Roberta Kusiak, Boston, MA (published January 2001)

"21 Cows Struck By Lightning," a poem by Marjorie Maddox, Williamsport, PA (reprinted October 2001; originally appeared in Eclipse, Fall 2001)

"For Sale," a flash fiction by Lianne Mercer, Fredericksburg, TX (reprinted June 2001; originally anthologized in Suddenly III, 2000)

"The Death of Borges (and the Death of Borges)," an original short story by Dennis Vannatta, Little Rock, AR (published September 2001)

"Morning Arrives," a poem by Franz Wright, Waltham, MA (reprinted October 2001; originally published in his chapbook, Ill Lit: Selected & New Poems, 1998)

"Thinking of France," a translation of a poem by Celan, by Franz Wright, Waltham, MA (reprinted October 2001; originally published in his chapbook, The Beforelife, 2001)

"This is our first year to publish poetry," says Sellman. "We received many many good poems this year, and had a wonderful grand opening for our new poetry division with Franz Wright as our featured poet."

The Pushcart is one of the largest literary awards available, distinguishing short stories, poems and essays published by America's small presses and magazines. Publishers Weekly named the Pushcart among the "most influential in the development of the American book business over the past century and a quarter."

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