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Matthew Lickona nominated for Pushcart Prize

Pushcart PrizeCongratulations to our own Matthew Lickona, whose short story “Meat” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Dappled Things.

The Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in the pages of our annual collections.
Writers who were first noticed here include:
Raymond Carver, Tim O’Brien, Jayne Anne Phillips, Charles Baxter, Andre Dubus, Susan Minot, Mona Simpson, John Irving, Rick Moody, and many more. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series.

Our Pushcart Prize editions are found in most libraries and bookstores. Each volume contains an index of past selections, plus lists of outstanding presses with addresses.

See, if I left it up to him to mention it, it would be buried deep within a turducken of self-mockery and dry wit, and we can’t have that.

Comments

  1. Matthew Lickona says

    No, no, this is fine. A splendid reminder that I used to write things, once upon a time. I’m honored and crushed.

  2. Southern Expat says

    TAGGED WITH: WALKER PERCY WAS 46 WHEN HE GOT A BIG AWARD SO HUSH YOUR MOUTH AND ENJOY YOUR ACCLAIM.

  3. Given some of the greatest artists got no acclaim until they were dead, enjoy this. You’re looking pretty alive, clutching three wine glasses.

  4. Congratulations! 2003, smoothousandthree, that’s just awesome. (and love the turducken comment–my husband compared the Trinity to turducken today, but then forbade me from mentioning it on my blog. So see–it’s not on my blog).

  5. Cubeland Mystic says

    Expat
    it would be buried deep within a turducken of self-mockery and dry wit, and we can’t have that

    But I love his self-loathing posts.

  6. I think I remember reading this story. A well-deserved honor, Matthew!

  7. Congrats!

  8. Now I’ve been incentivized to read the story.

    Good on ya!

    • Someone please tell me that it is some other Sophia, some sad consumerized un-Sophia, who just used the word “incentivized.” Please.

  9. And Matthew: a lovely piece of writing, still vividly in my mind (where very little is vivid anymore). Well-deserved.

  10. Matthew Lickona says

    Well, this is all very kind. Thank you all. Please say a prayer the editors at Pushcart find it fit for inclusion.

  11. Quin Finnegan says

    Written in 2003? Makes for quite the counterpart to “Augustine’s Member.” In any case, well done. It’s a great story!

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