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11.05.2010


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“Mama Was a Breeder, and I Was Born a Son of a Bitch” by Schuler Benson | Luminaire Prose Finalist | 11/21/15

“color & contour” by Maison DeMuth Olson | Luminaire Poetry Finalist | 11/11/15

Moon Up, Past Full by Eric Shonkwiler | Book Blog Tour | 11/8/15

“It Won’t Always Be Like This” by Seth Clabough | Luminaire Prose Finalist | 11/5/15

2016 Pushcart Prize Nominees Announced | 11/3/15

“No Pasarán” by Luther Jett | Charter Oak Finalist | 10/30/15

Moon Up, Past Full by Eric Shonkwiler | New Book Release | 10/20/15

“October” by Jared A. Carnie | Luminaire Poetry Finalist | 10/14/15

“Gorsas’ Guillotine: A Nonfiction Narrative of Wordsworth and Carlyle” by James O’Brien | Charter Oak Finalist | 9/23/15

“Tatau” by Jennifer Leeper | Luminaire Prose Finalist | 9/16/15

“Madame Laveau, Fortune Teller and Police Psychic, Falls off the Wagon with a Resounding Thud” by Jason Ryberg | Luminaire Poetry Finalist | 9/7/15

“The Diabolical Voodoo Experiments of Harry Smith, Folk Music Anthologist” by Ed Hamilton | Charter Oak Finalist | 9/4/15

Moon Up, Past Full by Eric Shonkwiler | Preorder Available | 9/1/15

“Ole Hazel” by Schuler Benson | Luminaire Prose Finalist | 8/19/15

2015 Million Writers Award Nominees Announced | 8/1/15

“The Ballad of Augustin Lefavre” by R. Joseph Capet | Charter Oak Finalist | 7/14/15

“Any Similarities between the Characters in This Purely Fictional Story and Actual Individuals Are Purely Coincidental” by Phill Arensberg | Luminaire Prose Finalist | 7/9/15

2015 Best of the Net Award Nominees Announced | 7/7/15

Footnote #1: A Literary Journal of History | Preorder Available | 7/6/15

“My Afternoons with Dylan Thomas” by Lyn Lifshin | Luminaire Poetry Finalist | 7/7/15

“The Dictionary” by Claudia Serea | Charter Oak Finalist | 6/24/15

“The Photographer” by Andrei Guruianu | Luminaire Prose Finalist | 6/19/15

“The Bends” by J. Bradley | Luminaire Poetry Finalist | 6/3/15

“Lynchable Offenses in Alabama, 1889–1920” by Jesseca Cornelson | Charter Oak Finalist | 5/27/15

“An American Seeker” by Kevin Catalano | Luminaire Prose Finalist | 5/20/15

“After Abandon” by Michael Cooper | Luminaire Poetry Finalist | 5/13/15

“Titanic” by Sean Brendan-Brown | Charter Oak Finalist | 4/22/15

“The Poor Man’s Guide to an Affordable, Painless Suicide” by Schuler Benson | Luminaire Prose Finalist | 4/15/15

AWP 2015 in Minneapolis Happenings | 4/9/15

“Cause Célèbre” by Andrei Guruianu | Luminaire Poetry Finalist | 4/8/15

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair 2015 Happenings | 4/7/15

“Eva (Excerpt: Part I, Munich)” by Laura Elizabeth Woollett | Charter Oak 3rd Place | 3/31/15

“Inheritance” by Stephanie Liden | Luminaire Prose 3rd Place | 3/18/15

“Sewing” by Noel King | Luminaire Poetry 3rd Place | 3/11/15

2015 Queen’s Ferry Best Small Fictions Nominees Announced | 2/25/15

“The Romanov Family Portrait” by Christina Elaine Collins | Charter Oak 2nd Place | 2/18/15

The Girl Wakes by Carmen Lau | Electric Book Award Winner | 2/12/15

“A Hindershot of Calion” by Schuler Benson | Luminaire Prose 2nd Place | 2/11/15

Electric Book Award Shortlisted Finalists Announced | 2/6/15

“Reign” by Jared A. Carnie | Luminaire Poetry 2nd Place | 2/4/15

Above All Men by Eric Shonkwiler | Coil Book Award Winner | 1/29/15

“My Father Tells Us about Leaving Vilnius” by Lyn Lifshin | Charter Oak Winner | 1/28/15

Charter Oak Award Shortlisted Finalists Announced | 1/23/15

“Chindi” by Eric Shonkwiler | Luminaire Prose Winner | 1/21/15

Luminaire Prose Award Shortlisted Finalists Announced | 1/16/15

“mob of one” by normal | Luminaire Poetry Winner | 1/14/15

Luminaire Poetry Award Shortlisted Finalists Announced | 1/9/15

Luminaire Poetry Award Longlisted Semifinalists Announced | 12/23/14

Luminaire Prose Award Longlisted Semifinalists Announced | 12/22/14

Charter Oak Award Longlisted Semifinalists Announced | 12/17/14

2015 Pushcart Prize Nominees Announced | 11/17/14

2014 Million Writers Award Nominees Announced | 7/18/14

2014 Pushcart Prize Nominees Announced | 11/4/13





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