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More Pushcart Nominations!!!

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

2016_cover_bigWe both love and hate nominating pieces for the Pushcart Prize. With our allotment of a mere six selections, there are so many excellent stories and poems that we must leave unheralded. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce more Pushcart Prize nominations, this time stemming from the Pushcart contributing editors’ choices. They’ve nominated six more additional pieces from our recent issues: two poems and four stories.

from issue 12.2 (Winter 2016)
fiction: Wendy Rawlings, “Restraint” & Josh Russell, “Our Boys”

from issue 13.1 (Summer 2016)
poetry: Andrea Cohen “Happiness” & “Tip”
fiction: Robert Long Foreman, “Awe” & Steven Sherrill “excerpt from The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time

Congrats to these worthy writers, and thanks to the editors for nominating these marvelous pieces!

Pushcart Nominations

Monday, November 28th, 2016

2016_cover_bigWe here at The Cincinnati Review are pleased to announce our Pushcart Prize nominations. As always, it was difficult narrowing to just six pieces from the wonderful work in our 2016 issues. We continue to be impressed by the high quality of submissions, and feel honored for the opportunity to publish your work. Congratulations to the nominees!

Literary Nonfiction

Steven Wineman, “Erving and Alice and Sky and Elisabeth”


Susann Cokal, “Fourteen Shakes the Baby”

Leslie Entsminger, “The Brief Second Life of Winston Whithers’s Wife”


Cindy Beebe, “Make No Bones about It”

Dan Bellm, “Fragrance

MRB Chelko, “Snow Be”

Pushcart Nominations

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Nomination season is always a heated time in our office. We are usually a friendly and collegial bunch, but when asked to select just six pieces of poetry and prose from our two hearty 2013 issues, things can get ugly. We question one another’s aesthetic judgment. We raise our voices. Dinner party invitations are rescinded. We make plans to hurt each other in small and undetectable ways. This time, the tension boiled over with the long-expected battle of the Brians, a shoving match by the file cabinets between Associate Editor Brian Trapp and Assistant Editor Brian Brodeur. They were separated. No one was hurt. It was over a poem.

The heart of the problem—and we don’t mean to brag—is that all of our poems and stories are so good. We chose them for a reason. On this blog, we’ve already sung the praises of D. J. Thielke’s story “Frantic Hearts,” Michael Barach’s poem “Penis Interview,” Julianna Baggott’s essay “My Mother in Her Mail-Order Scott Paper Company Dress: A Portrait of Intergenerational Neuroses,” Erin Belieu’s poem “Olentangy River,” Hugh Sheehy’s story “The Secret Boyfriend,” Naomi Guttman’s poem “Domestic Dirge,” and Ian Stansel’s “Traveling Light.” And there are so many other amazing poems, essays, and stories in issues 9.2 and 10.1 still awaiting paeans. In other words, we could be here all day. So we’ll cut to the chase.

Here is our list. I hope you are happy, Pushcart. Our office friendships are wrecked, but our nominations are things of beauty. At least we have that.


Margaret Luongo , “Word Problem

Alexander Lumans, “Give Your Man His Due”

Aharon Levy, “Philomela in Tribeca


Rebecca Lehman, “Exoskeleton

Joseph P. Wood, “Birmingham”

Andre Bagoo,  “White Street”