CTU Press Release: Pushcart Prize Nominees 2017


Creative Talents Unleashed is pleased to announce our nominations for the Pushcart Prize awards for work published by us in 2017.

We have nominated the following authors for the Pushcart Prize:

About the Pushcart Prize:

The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America.

Since 1976, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in our annual collections. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series. Every volume contains an index of past selections, plus lists of outstanding presses with addresses.

The Pushcart Prize has been a labor of love and independent spirits since its founding. It is one of the last surviving literary co-ops from the 60’s and 70’s. Our legacy is assured by donations to our Fellowships endowment.

Creative Talents Unleashed Pushcart Nominees of 2017


Shantelle ‘Elle’ McLin – My Scars

Introducing Shantelle ‘Elle’ McLin – Beyond Nursery Rhymes; Real Life Tales

About the Author: Meet Shantelle ‘Elle’ McLin

Sandra Kramer

Sandra Kramer – With Soap

Introducing Sandra Lyon Kramer “The Only Words My Soul Knows”

About the Author: Meet Sandra Lyon Kramer

Liz Newman

Liz Newman – Colors

Introducing Liz Newman “Hope Between Heartbeats”

About the Author: Meet Liz Newman

Jeffery Martin

Jeffery Martin – Wordplay

Introducing Jeffery Martin “Jus Sayin”

About the Author: Meet Jeffery Martin


Brenda-Lee Ranta – Day of Atonement

New Release: Allegories A Thirst for Connection by Brenda-Lee Ranta

Meet Author Brenda-Lee Ranta

D.B. Hall

D.B. Hall – Night Janitor

Introducing Author D.B. Hall “Pebbles in the Stream”

About the Author: Meet D.B. Hall


Congratulations to our 2017 Nominees

For more information about the Pushcart Prize Visit:


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4 replies

  1. I am so honored to be nominated. I thank you.

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  2. Excellent news! Very well deserved.

    Liked by 2 people

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