Pushcart Prize XLII

The Fifth Wednesday Journal editors are happy to announce the following writers have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for work published in our magazine in 2016. If selected their work will appear in the Pushcart Prize XLII due out in November 2017.


Amy Gerstler “Dead Butterfly” Fall 2016 Issue 19

Heather Jacobs “Seven Portraits / Siete retratos” Fall 2016 Issue 19

Alyssa Jewell “Advice Should You Return” Spring 2016 Issue 18

Lydia Martin “La Guagua” Spring 2016 Issue 18

Susan Scarf Merrell “This Door You Might Not Open” Spring 2016 Issue 18

S J Sindu “Patriots’ Day” Fall 2016 Issue 19


We also send Fifth Wednesday Journal with our recommendations for recognition to the following popular anthologies.

Best American Essays
Best American Mystery Stories
Best American Nonrequired Reading
Best American Poetry
Best American Short Stories
Pen / O. Henry Prize

We welcome comments and names of additional anthologies that publish prize essays, stories, and poetry selected from American literary magazines.

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