- "Death in Winter" by Lissa Sloan, Frozen Fairy Tales.
- "The Stolen Heart" by Christina Ruth Johnson, Frozen Fairy Tales.
- "Masks" by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Far Orbit Apogee.
- "Culture Shock" by Keven R. Pitsinger, Far Orbit Apogee.
- "Whistles and Trills' by Kat Otis, Corvidae.
- "Knife Collection, Blood Museum, Birds (Scarecrow Remix)" by Sara Puls, Corvidae.
Congratulations, authors. You're in the ring now, and we sincerely hope your stories win a place in the Pushcart Prize XLI anthology.
We're also happy for two of our editors whose short works published by other small presses were nominated for the Pushcart as well. "Natural Selection" by Sarena Ulibarri was nominated by Molotov Cocktail, and "Candy, Shoe, and Skull; Sallow Flowers Plucked Like Chains" by Eileen Wiedbrauk was nominated by Niteblade Magazine.