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Congratulations to Naomi Lowinsky, whose poem “Mother’s Severed Head” was chosen to be featured in the Crack the Spine print anthology! Her poem “At the Red Sea” will also appear in Jewish Women’s Literary Annual.

Visit Naomi Lowinsky’s website.

Congratulations to Hananah Zaheer for receiving a 2016 Pushcart nomination for her short story “A Video Store Called Desire,” published in Moon City Review!

Visit Hananah Zaheer’s website.

Congratulations to Jed Myers, whose poem “After Parking at Starbucks” won fifth place in the Writer’s Digest Poetry Contest. Jed also received an honorable mention for his poem “One Small Scratch” from the Ruben Rose Poetry Competition.

Congratulations to Christopher Kuhl, whose short story, “Wade,” was named the Annual Editor’s Choice of Best Work in Fiction for 2016 by Inscape Magazine.

Congratulations to Dolly Reynolds for receiving a 2016 Pushcart nomination for her essay “Pray For Us Sinners,” published in Gemini Magazine!

Read “Pray For Us Sinners” here.

Congratulations to Mark Belair for receiving a 2016 Pushcart nomination for his poem “Bedtime”, published in Forge!

Visit Mark Belair’s website.

Jhon Sanchez received a 2016 Pushcart Prize nomination from New Lit Saloon Press for his short Story, “The Japanese Rice Cooker,” which has been published in the anthology Startling Sci-Fi, Tales from the Beyond.

Congratulations to Kate McCorkle on the 2016 Pushcart Prize nomination she received from r.kv.r.y Quarterly Literary Journal!


Congratulations to Suzanne O’Connell on the nomination for 2016 The Pushcart Prize she received from Knot Literary Magazine!

Suzanne O’Connell’s recently published work can be found in Forge, Atlanta Review, Crack The Spine, The Louisville Review, Found Poetry Review, and Burningword Literary Journal among others. She lives in Los Angeles. O’Connell was nominated for The Pushcart Prize and for a Best Of The Net Award.

Visit Suzanne’s Author Website

Forever39ersFRONTCOVER-newCongratulations to Shari Busa Ortiz! Her debut novel, The Forever 39ers (recently published with the help of Self-Publishing Relief), is available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. Find out more on Shari’s website and Facebook page!


Join Shari for a book signing at the Starbucks in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey! WHEN: Friday, December 11, at 7 p.m. WHERE: 201 NJ-17, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604.

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