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Announcing Big Other’s 2021 Pushcart Prize Nominations!


We are pleased to nominate the following writing published in Big Other in 2021 for the Pushcart Prize:

Sarah Blackman’s “Centralia Mine Fire”

Daniel Borzutzky’s “Day #1101″

Elizabeth Robinson’s “Wear Away”

Peter Selgin’s “Penny Sufferings”

Arthur Sze’s “Scintillant”

D. Harlan Wilson’s “The Protocols of People and Other Monsters”


  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published 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, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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