Torch Literary Arts is thrilled to announce that Kameryn Alexa Carter has been awarded the Pushcart Prize for “Self Portrait as Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy in the Style of Gentileschi” published July 8, 2022 as a Torch Friday Feature! Her poem will be published in Pushcart Prize XLVIII, the 2024 edition.
Congratulations to Kameryn and all of the nominees. Torch considers all accepted features for award nominations. We accept submissions of poetry, fiction, hybrid genre, and script (plays and screenplays) by Black women writers on a rolling basis. Learn more about our submission guidelines here.
The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America - including Highest Honors from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 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.
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