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VoiceCatcher announces 2014 Pushcart nominees

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The editors of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women's voices and visions are proud to announce their six nominees for the 2014 Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. VoiceCatcher is a nonprofit community that "connects, inspires, and empowers women writers and artists" in the greater Portland/Vancouver area. They have published six print anthologies in the past six years. This year's Pushcart nominees are:

From the Winter 2013 edition: The Hundred Names of Love by Annie Lightheart, Mail Call by Darlene Pagán, and Decomposition by Pat Phillips West.

From the Summer 2013 edition: The Hand-Off by Pattie Palmer-Baker, Polaroid of my Mother by Cindy Stewart-Rinier, and Breathing Underwater by Valerie Wagner.

What is the Pushcart Prize? "The most honored literary project in America," says Bill Henderson, Pushcart's publisher/editor. Every year since 1976, Pushcart Press has chosen some of the best poetry, short stories, essays, and stand-alone excerpts from memoirs and novels to include in its annual anthology. All works selected for inclusion originally appeared in smaller literary magazines, journals, and book presses worldwide.

Congratulations to all of VoiceCatcher's Pushcart nominees! Awards will be announced in April 2014.

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