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Booth’s 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominees

Bill Henderson and the Pushcart Prize committee ask for independent presses to nominate up to six published works every year for consideration in the annual Pushcart Prize anthology. We’re happy to announce that we have submitted for consideration the following titles:

Congrats and good luck to our nominees.

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2015 Booth Poetry Prize
Final Judge: Ellen Bryant Voigt

Winner
“The Only Time I Ever Cried at the Gym” by Paula Brancato

Runner-up
“When I Open the Door a Boy Stands There” by Rachel Flynn

Shortlisted Poems
“The Only Time I Ever Cried at the Gym” by Paula Brancato
“The Daughter” by Shevaun Brannigan
“Go On Take Another Little Piece of My Heart” by Christopher Citro
“What’s Left” by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
“When I Open the Door a Boy Stands There” by Rachel Flynn
“Finishing the Basement” by Hannah Loeb
“All Mistakes Were Once New” by Leslie Miller
“Worry” by Sam Sax
“Figure of a Woman Coming Out of a Wall” by Emily Skaja
“Oppenheimer Drive” by Joni Wallace

Details
1st Prize: $1,000 and publication.
Runner-up: $250 and publication.
All entries will be considered for publication.
All entrants will receive a copy of Booth 9, the Prize issue, in Fall 2015.
Deadline to enter is February 15, 2015.
Winner will be announced on April 15, 2015.
Entry fee is $10.

Final Judge
Ellen Bryant Voigt has published six books of poetry and a collection of craft essays. Her most recent book is Headwaters (W.W. Norton, 2013). Her poetry collection Shadow of Heaven (2002) was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Kyrie (1995) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Voigt has received grants from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the Vermont Arts Council, and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund. In 1976 she developed and directed the nation’s first low-residency program at Goddard College. Voigt has served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets since 2003. She resides in Cabot, Vermont.

Fine Print
Our Story Contest is compliant with the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics (see below). All rights revert to the author upon publication. Students and former students of Butler University and of this year’s judge may not enter. Butler University employees are ineligible as are close friends of the judge. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but you must withdraw your work from consideration if it becomes committed elsewhere. Further details on the reading and judging process are available upon request.

CLMP Contest Code of Ethics
“CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines — defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.”

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Booth’s 2013 Pushcart Prize Nominees

Bill Henderson and the Pushcart Prize committee ask for independent presses to nominate   up to six published works every year for consideration in the annual Pushcart Prize anthology. We’re happy to announce that we have submitted for consideration the following titles:

Congrats and good luck to our nominees.

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2013 Booth Story Prize
Final Judge: Roxane Gay

Winners
1st Prize: “Real Family” by Lenore Myka
2nd Prize: “Little Miss Bird-in-Hand” by Annie Bilancini

Shortlist
“Some Helpful Background for the Incoming Tenant” by Jacob Appel
“Their Own Resolution” by David Armstrong (story withdrawn by the author)
“Little Miss Bird-in-Hand” by Annie Bilancini
“Plush” by Jennifer Caloyeras
“Real Family” by Lenore Myka

Details
1st Prize: $1,000 and publication.
2nd Prize: $250 and publication.
All entries will be considered for publication.
All entrants will receive an annual subscription, including Booth Five and Booth Six, the Prize issue.
Winners will be announced on August 15, 2013.
Entry fee is $20.

Final Judge
Roxane Gay’s stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, Oxford American, NOON, Ninth Letter, Mid-American Review, Best Sex Writing 2012, and elsewhere. Her writing has also appeared or is forthcoming in The Wall Street Journal, Salon, Prairie Schooner, and the New York Times. Grove/Atlantic will release in 2014 her novel, An Untamed State, and Harper Perennial will release her essay collection, Bad Feminist. Gay is the co-editor of PANK and the essays editor for The Rumpus. She lives and teaches in the Midwest.

Fine Print
Our Story Contest is compliant with the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics (see below). All rights revert to the author upon publication. Students and former students of Butler University and of this year’s judge may not enter. Butler University employees are ineligible as are close friends of the judge. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but you must withdraw your work from consideration if it becomes committed elsewhere. Further details on the reading and judging process are available upon request.

CLMP Contest Code of Ethics
“CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines — defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.”


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Booth’s 2012 Pushcart Prize Nominees

Bill Henderson and the Pushcart Prize committee ask for independent presses to nominate   up to six published works every year for consideration in the annual Pushcart Prize anthology. We’re happy to announce that we have submitted for consideration the following titles:

Congrats and good luck to our nominees._________________________________________________________

2012 Booth Poetry Prize
Final Judge: Linda Gregg

Winners
1st Prize: “How to Make a Beginning” by Aubrey Ryan
2nd Prize: “Bearing October” by Sarah Marcus
Honorable Mention: “Travelogue” by Claire Kiefer

Finalists
“Country Road” by George Amabile
“Distance and Order” by Dylan Carpenter
“Lion in the Limo” by Doug Paul Case
“To Know a Door” by Kate Rutledge Jaffe
“Travelogue” by Claire Kiefer
“May Support Life” by Alyse Knorr
“Bearing October” by Sarah Marcus
“How to Make a Beginning” by Aubrey Ryan
“Trout” by Emily Viggiano
“Flemish Giants” by Susan Yount

Details
-1st Prize: $500 and publication
-2nd Prize: $250 and publication
-All entries will be considered for publication.
-All entrants will receive a print copy of Booth Three, scheduled for release in March 2012.
-Winners will be announced on March 30, 2012.
-Entry fee is $10.

Final Judge
Linda Gregg’s awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writer’s Award, an NEA grant, a Lannan Literary Foundation Fellowship, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and multiple Pushcart Prizes. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, the Atlantic Monthly, and Ploughshares, and her books include All of it Singing: New and Selected Poems, In the Middle DistanceThings and Flesh, AlmaChosen By The Lion, and The Sacraments of Desire. Ms. Gregg has taught at the University of Iowa, Columbia University, Princeton University, and the University of California at Berkeley.

Fine Print
Our Poetry Contest is compliant with the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics(see below). All rights revert to the author upon publication. Students and former students of Butler University and of this year’s judge may not enter. Butler University employees are ineligible as are close friends of the judge. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but you must withdraw your work from consideration if it becomes committed elsewhere. Details on the reading and judging process are available upon request.

CLMP Contest Code of Ethics
“CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines — defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.”

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2011 Chapter One Contest Winner
Richard Russo has selected Kevin Ducey’s Calamity’s Child as the winner of the Booth Chapter One Contest. “Ducey is a terrific writer who’s going to do great things,” Russo said. Russo went on to praise the humor and imagination in the opening twenty pages of Calamity’s Child, which will be published on our home page on May 6, 2011. Ducey will collect the $500 prize.

Kevin Ducey lives in Madison, Wisconsin. His book of poems, Rhinoceros, won the Honickman Award from the American Poetry Review in 2004. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Exquisite Corpse, Crazyhorse, Sonora Review, AGNI, Hotel Amerika, The Pinch (River City), Beloit Poetry Journal, and other places. He did his undergraduate work in English at the University of Colorado and received an MFA in Poetry at Notre Dame.

Finalists
Wild Kingdom by Stace Budzko
Calamity’s Child by Kevin Ducey
The Un-Game by Kathleen Founds
Amused by Allison Gehlhaus
Dwell Time by Arthur Plotnik