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Announcing Big Other’s Pushcart Prize Nominations!


We are pleased to nominate the following fictions and poems published in 2019 for the Pushcart Prize:



Sarah Blackman’s “The County Coroner”

Aimee Parkison’s “What Goes on Near the Water



Victoria Redel’s “Bearded Iris”

Arthur Sze’s “Blackcap”

Edwin Torres’s “Junta”

John Yau’s “Catullus Sails to China (1)”


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John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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