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Encircle Publications is more than pleased to announce

our Pushcart Prize nominations for the 2016 calendar year!

They are as follows:

“Labor Camp” by Don Thompson
from A Journal of the Drought Year (chapbook), 2016

“People in Tough Situations” by D.S. Maolalai
from Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (chapbook), 2016

“Abaddon” by M.K. Sukach
from Hypothetically Speaking (chapbook), forthcoming, December 2016

“Reading Thomas Merton During the Pitt-Buffalo Game” by Lynn Hoffman
from the Aurorean (journal), Spring/Summer 2016; Vol. XX1 Issue 1

“Re Frost” by NIcholas La Para
from the Aurorean (journal), Fall/Winter 2016–2017; Vol. XX1 Issue 2

“Leather & Wool” by Lana Bella
from the Aurorean (journal), Fall/Winter 2016–2017; Vol. XX1 Issue 2

Hearty congratulations to all of our nominees! For more on the Pushcart Prize, see

http://www.pushcartprize.com/series.html