The Pushcart Prize XLII
Best of the Small Presses 2018 Edition
“The best small press anthology I’ve seen.” - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
“A treasured compilation,“ - Library Journal, Starred Review
Not since the days of Hemingway, Pound and Joyce has so much talent been invested in small book presses and little magazines in every part of the country and indeed the world. In order to bring these writers to a wider audience, the Pushcart Prize every year requests that editors from hundreds of presses nominate their year’s best. Nominations are also made by Pushcart’s staff of Contributing Editors, who then assist in the final choice.
Pushcart Prize XLII is a celebration of a wide variety of poets, essayists and short story writers from more than 50 presses. As ever, most writers in this edition appear in the series for the first time.
The Pushcart Prize has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle and is acclaimed by writers, readers and reviewers internationally.
Praise For The Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses 2018 Edition…
Intelligent and earnest..an array of illustrious writers with a deep respect for language.
A surprising , vital collection that should hearten all serious readers.
Of inestimable value.
An exceptionally strong sampling of contemporary writers.
A distinguished annual literary event.
Urgent and absolutely necessary.
— Mary Karr
A heroic work.
— TC Boyle
I am fiercely loyal to and grateful for the Pushcart Prize editions.
— Wally Lamb
Of far more significance than other awards.
— Joyce Carol Oates
An amazing asset for readers of serious literature.
— Daniel Halpern
One of the best-selling literary anthologies in the world.
— Fresno Bee
Pushcart Press, 9781888889840, 600pp.
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
About the Author
More than 200 Contributing Editors and CO-Editors help select the annual volumes of The Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prize Editors come from almost every state in the USA and around the world. Every year more than 8,000 nominations are received for the Pushcart Prize.