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Announcing Big Other’s Nominations for The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses XLVIII!

We are pleased to nominate the following pieces published in 2022 for The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses XLVIII:


Daniel Borzutzky’s “How I Wrote Certain of My Books”

Rigoberto Gonzalez’s “The Wind Has Stopped, the Desert Listens”

Andrew Joron’s “Lunagrad: The Prison Notebooks”

Kathryn Rantala’s “Rügen Island, Day Trip”

Deema K. Shehabi’s “A Dream of Cetaceans”

Edwin Torres’s “my facial mycelial my mask”


Thanks to all of the writers above. And thanks to the readers and editors at The Pushcart Prize considering these pieces.


  • 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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