Pushcart Nominations 2022

It’s December 1st, the last day to postmark nominations for the Pushcart Awards for 2022. The Pushcarts are a long-running, much beloved award for small press literary writing. This is our first time nominating; I’m sure it won’t be the last.

We published two issues this year: Reckoning 6, our regular annual, and a special issue, Our Beautiful Reward, themed on bodily autonomy on the occasion of the overturn of Roe v. Wade. If we’d been allowed to, we would have nominated everything, but we’re only allowed six. Our nominations, selected by our editorial staff from among both issues, are as follows.

Good luck, friends!


Author: Michael J. DeLuca

Michael J. DeLuca is the publisher of Reckoning. He's also involved with the indie ebookstore Weightless Books, and his short fiction has been appearing since 2005 in markets such as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Mythic Delirium and Apex. His novella, Night Roll, was a finalist for the Crawford Award in 2020. He lives in the rapidly suburbifying post-industrial woodlands north of Detroit with wife, kid, cats, plants and microbes. Find him on twitter @michaeljdeluca.

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