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Announcing the 2023 Torch Nominations for the Pushcart Prize

The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is considered one of the most important publishing projects in American history (Publishers Weekly). Learn more about the prize here.  

We are thrilled to announce the following Torch nominees:


by Kailah Figueroa

by Fatihah Quadri Eniola 

by Damilola Omotoyinbo

by Arianne Elena Payne


by Whitney French

by Venus Alemanji


Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.

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