"Vanilla Heart Publishing is pleased to announce our nominations for the 2009 The Pushcart Prize - Best of the Small Presses, published every year since 1976, and widely recognized as the most honored literary project in America.
From the Pushcart Prize Website:
“The Pushcart Press has been recognized as among the most influential publishers in American history by Publishers Weekly. Pushcart won the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award (2005), The Poets & Writers/Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Prize (2006), and Publishers Weekly’s Carey Thomas Prize for publisher of the year (1979).
The Press is best known for its annual anthology The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, published every year for more than three decades and featuring outstanding fiction, poetry, memoirs and essays selected from hundreds of little magazines and small book publishers.”
And now, the Vanilla Heart Publishing Nominees:
Robert Hays; The Life and Death of Lizzie Morris
Chelle Cordero; Final Sin
Victoria Howard; Three Weeks Last Spring
Collin Kelley; Conquering Venus
Kate Evans; Complementary Colors
Vila SpiderHawk; Forest Song: Little Mother