Nominations & Awards

Wigleaf Top 50 2020:

The Giant by Joaquin Fernandez (selected)

Port Town/El Pueblo del Puerto by Édgar Omar Avilés (translated by Toshiya Kamei) (longlisted)

A Quick Word About My Life by Trent England (longlisted)

Breast Roulette in Utero by Jennifer Todhunter (longlisted)

 

Best New Poets 2020:

Country Song Erasures by Kit Armstrong

Email to My Boyfriend When Rent Is Due by Micaela Walley

 

Best Small Fictions 2020:

Ordering Fries at Happy Hour by Christopher Gonzalez

here is the whole history of us chapter one by Amanda Claire Buckley (selected as a winner)

Martin Moves In by Ellen Rhudy

The Angle of Depression by Patricia Q. Bidar

The Candy Children’s Mother by A.A. Balaskovits (selected as a winner)

 

Pushcart Prizes 2020:

Fiction

Dead? Yes, Dead by Amy Stuber

The Right Light by Janelle Bassett

You Don’t Have a Place Here by Anna Vangala Jones

Poetry

Country Song Erasures by Kit Armstrong

How to Love a Monster with Average-Sized Hands by Jules Archer

Things People Have Written in Letters to Ghosts by Chloe N. Clark

 

Best Microfiction 2020:

Bears by Tom Jenks

Signature by Nicholas Grider

you again by Monique Quintana

A Quick Word About My Life by Trent England (selected as a winner)

Port Town/El Pueblo del Puerto by Édgar Omar Avilés (translated by Toshiya Kamei)

Squirrels in the Attic by Jenny Fried

The Unreliable Narrator Apologizes by Chris Haven

She’s Been Living in the Attic for Who Knows How Long by Steve Chang

 

Best of the Net 2019:

Fiction

Hello There, Talk Show Host by Nicholas Grider

A Tremendous Head, Uneasy by Nell Ovitt

Poetry

Delayed Lightning by Benjamin Niespodziany

Our love will stretch to cover this in time by Jeni De La O

Desireé Panda and the Lee Van Cleefs by Tracy Lynne Oliver

A Wrinkle in Grief by Savannah Slone

Directions by Jeffrey Yamaguchi

Email to My Boyfriend When Rent Is Due by Micaela Walley

 

Best British & Irish Flash Fiction 2018-2019:

Drink Like a Bird by Meg Pokrass (selected as a winner)

Clapping by Sarah Salway (selected as a winner)

 

Wigleaf Top 50 2019:

No One Holds a Grudge Like a Crow by Marisa Crane (selected)

Bear by Shayne Terry (selected)

Ganymede by Chelsea Harris (longlisted)

Madlib by Kim Magowan (longlisted)

Big Bad by Mary Hamilton (longlisted)

 

Best Small Fictions 2019:

Early Intervention by Colleen Rothman

No One Holds a Grudge Like a Crow by Marisa Crane

A Nearly Beautiful Thing by Cathy Ulrich

Madlib by Kim Magowan (selected as a winner)

Segmented Moments by Hannah Gordon

 

Pushcart Prizes 2019:

Fiction

Escalator by Dan Sanders

Teethings by Deena Lilygren

Outline by Darrin Doyle

Poetry

A Seal Skull Seems To Be a Wolf Skull by Erin Rice

Desireé Panda and the Lee Van Cleefs by Tracy Lynne Oliver

Prey by Christine Taylor

 

Best Microfiction 2019:

The Flat by Michael Alessi

A Gun in the First Act by Scott Garson

Feeding Time by Tara Isabel Zambrano (selected as a winner)

Birds of a Feather by Tianna Grosch

Madlib by Kim Magowan

Plan Exclusion by J. Bradley

Big Bad by Mary Hamilton

Natural Resources by Anita Goveas

 

Best of the Net 2018:

Fiction

The Flat by Michael Alessi (selected as a finalist)

Ganymede by Chelsea Harris

Poetry

A Seal Skull Seems To Be a Wolf Skull by Erin Rice

The Lazarus Questionnaire by Ted Mico

Last Night in Antsville by Sharon Suzuki-Martinez (selected as a finalist)

Webster’s Dictionary defines “communist” as “one who speaks with ghosts” by Brian Dau