Our Pushcart Prize Nominees from 2013

Puschcart CoverLast year Postcard Poems and Prose published great content from a diverse group of contributing authors and artists. Our editorial staff felt four poems, in particular, represented what we try to do at our little magazine. We proudly nominated them for Pushcart Prize Awards and will keep our fingers crossed in 2014 in hopes they are selected for inclusion. The Puchcart Prize Award – Best of the Small Presses – is among the highest honors received by North American authors and literary journals. We extend our sincere congratulations to these poets. We have posted their brief biographies below. We invite our readers to click on the authors below and follow the links back to their nominated poems.

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by Irena Pasvinter

Irena Pasvinter divides her time between software engineering, endless family duties and writing poetry and fiction. Her stories and poems have appeared in online magazines (Every Day PoetsEvery Day FictionBartleby SnopesCamroc Press, Fiction 365Rose & Thorn and many others) and in Poetry Quarterly. Irena keeps track of her publications at https://sites.google.com/site/ipscribblings.


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By L.S.Bassen

L.S.Bassen is the Fiction Editor for http://www. prickof thespindle.com/, a Finalist for 2011 Flannery O’Connor Award; Reader for electricliterature.com, won the 2009 APP Drama Prize & a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship. She is a book reviewer for numerous online presses and has published  poetry & fiction in print & online. You can hear two poems read at http://2river.org/2R View/15_3/poems/bassen.html. Prizewinning, produced, published playwright (Samuel French by http://www.samuelfrench.com/ author/1158/lois-shapley-bassen.


on the roof (with zombies)–pizza dream #37

by Nancy Ellis Taylor

Nancy Ellis Taylor is an L.A.-based writer who gives readings locally several times a year. She is active with Poets on Site (group giving poetry performances focusing on art in galleries and museums) and the Southland Poets of the Fantastic (science fiction, horror, and fantasy). Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Postcard Poems and Prose, Spillway, Strange Horizons, Verse Wisconsin , Tales of the Talisman, Ribbons, Illumen, and Astropoetica. And this year, she won a bouquet of poetry prizes: Certificate of Merit, Mandy’s Pages (tanka); Third Place, Dwarf Stars (speculative poetry, short form); and the 2013 Haiku North America Conference Prize.



by Barry Charman

Barry Charman is an English born writer, currently living in North West London. He is a past winner of the London Writers Competition “Promis Prize.” He has had short stories published in a Smashwords anthology, and in a Flash Fiction World’s anthology. He has had poetry published in the Poetry Box Magazine, on Every Day Poets, Cyclamens & Swords Publishing website, and won the Writers’ Forum flash fiction contest 2012, where he was published in the Lakeview International Journal of literature and arts. He has a blog at  http://barrycharman.blogspot.com/


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