Pushcart Prize Nominations – 2021

By The Bombay Review

The Pushcart Prize, established in 1976, is the most honored literary project of the United States. Around for almost half a century, the prize has become a beacon of light for writers and small presses around the world. Every year, magazines from around the world are invited to nominate a maximum of 6 writers, in genres – ‘poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot’

We are happy to nominate our writers for the legendary award! In the year 2020, The Bombay Review published (or will have published) approximately 150 writers. Out of these we have currently longlisted the following (being updated), and will finally nominate 6 for the Pushcart Prize 2021 in December this year.

The Bombay Review will also give a Cash award of $250 to all our writers selected to be published in the Henderson edited anthology.


The Bombay Review Pushcart Stats 2020

No of Submissions: Around 1,600
No of Published Writers: Around 150
Longlisted for Pushcart Nomination: N/A
Pushcart nominations: 6 (To be announced)


Currently Longlisted entries

Poetry | By Tom Paine | Issue 34 (Sept, 2020)

Tom’s work has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Zoetrope, Boston Review, The New England Review, The O. Henry Awards and twice in the Pushcart Prize. His first collection, Scar Vegas (Harcourt), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Pen/Hemingway finalist. A graduate of Princeton and the Columbia MFA program, he is a professor in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire.

Pushcart nominees are in good company.

“A powerhouse.” — Publishers Weekly
“Distinguished.” New York Times Book Review
“Of far more significance than other awards.”  — Joyce Carol Oates
“The ex-officio house organ for the American literary cosmos.” — Chicago Tribune
“The Pushcart Prize editions are urgent and absolutely necessary.” — Mary Karr
“I cannot conceive of American literature without the Pushcart Prize.” — Andrei Codrescu
“A truly remarkable collection of the finest small press poems, essays and short stories.” — Booklist
“Must reading for anyone interested in the present & future of America’s letters.” — Kirkus Reviews