CTU Press Release: Pushcart Prize Nominees 2018


Creative Talents Unleashed is pleased to announce our nominations for the Pushcart Prize awards for work published by us in 2018.

We have nominated the following authors for the Pushcart Prize:

  • Dah – Origin #2
  • Tamsen Grace – Never Unlovable
  • Baidha Fercoq – Swept Aside
  • Justin R. Hart – Drawing Literal Lines
  • Donna J. Sanders & Markus Fleischmann – Infernos
  •  Jeanette Nel le Roux – Disconnected

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 2018

Dah Dah – Origin #2

Introducing Dah “The Opening”

About the Author: Meet Dah

Tamsen Grace2 Tamsen Grace – Never Unlovable

New Release “Dismantling Cinderella” by Tamsen Grace

About the Author: Meet Tamsen Grace

Justin Writer HartJustin R. Hart – Drawing Literal Lines

Introducing Justin R. Hart “The Dawn of Pondering Passions”

About the Author: About the Author: Meet Justin R. Hart

Essential ExistentialismBaidha Fercoq – Swept Aside

Jeanette Nel le Roux – Disconnected

Nomination from the Anthology Essential Existentialism

Why are we here? What is our purpose? What is the meaning of life?

These are the questions that have plagued humanity since the dawn of time.

With the recent passing of Stephen Hawking, one of the most world-renowned physicists, known for his enormous contributions to quantum mechanics and general relativity, one has to only look to his astounding life of physical challenges and dedication to finding the answers to these questions. It begs us to continue to look for our own answers.

Fire and Ice Donna J. Sanders & Markus Fleischmann – Infernos

Nomination from the Anthology Fire And Ice: an Anthology of Collaborations

Many moons ago I realized the power of words and how they can accurately describe the nuances of emotion. They can take a person to the highest highs, and just as easily, that person can plummet into nothingness…. just by words. It is fascinating how perception and illusion rule our lives. What others fail to see is that for some, once the words are out there… the bleeding stops a little bit more… Those words are just part of us…And that is the beauty of it.  Fire and Ice is a collection of connections based on perceptions. It is person after person, reading, relating, and then reaching out to others through words.

Congratulations to our 2018 Nominees

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4 replies

  1. Congratulations everyone!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Congrats to everyone.


  3. Congratulations and keep the ink flowing!


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