For the third consecutive year, The Missing Slate is nominating work for the Pushcart Prizes. Our previous nominations featuredÂ work from 10 different countries and translations from Bengali and Arabic. This year, our shortlist includes essaysÂ for the first time.
Our Nomination Process
Narrowing all the work weâ€™ve published this year down to just 6 pieces was always going to be difficult, so â€” as usual â€” weâ€™re asking for some help from our readersâ€¦
We began by asking all our editors for nominations in order to come up with a final shortlist of 12 pieces (across all eligible genres). Now we’re giving you the chance to pick our final nominations: the 6 pieces with the most votes from our readers (irrespective of genre) will be sent on to the Pushcart Press.
How to Vote
Below, youâ€™ll find links to all 12Â piecesÂ (5 stories, 4 poems, 3 essays) on our shortlist. Read them as many times as you like, then cast your voteÂ (the poll is located directly underneath the shortlist). Each reader is allowed to nominate up to three pieces.
The poll will be open until midnightÂ on Sunday 15th November. If, for any reason, youâ€™re having trouble accessing the poll, please let us know via our facebook page.
Ana LuÃsa Amaral,Â â€˜About the Purest Memories, or About Lightâ€™ (translated from Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa)
Maria Amir, â€˜More than 50 Shades of Greyâ€™
Michael C. Blumenthal, â€˜A Dream of the Earthâ€™ (Parts 1 & 2)
Julia Butschkow, â€˜Jomfru Ane Gadeâ€™ (translated from Danish by Peter S. Woltemade)
Medardo Fraile, â€˜Timeâ€™ (translated from Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa)
Marcelino Freire, â€˜Yamamiâ€™ (translated from Portuguese by Annie McDermott)
SÃ¡ndor JÃ¡szberÃ©nyi, â€˜Taking Trinidadâ€™ (translated from Hungarian by M. Henderson Ellis)
Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki, â€˜The Wallâ€™ (translated from Polish by Julia and Peter Sherwood)
Kent Monroe, â€˜America the Brutalfulâ€™
GÃ¡bor Schein,Â â€˜Preparation for the Crows’ Feastâ€™ (translated from Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet)
Agnieszka Wolny-HamkaÅ‚o, â€˜tangierâ€™ (translated from Polish by ElÅ¼bieta WÃ³jcik-Leese)
â€˜Amna Y. Khanâ€™, â€˜Muhammadâ€™