Nominations

Below, please find The Adroit Journal‘s nominations catalogue from inception until present.

Best Small Fictions (2020)
Fiction: Sean Ennis, Brazen
Fiction: Sarah Rose Etter, The Book of X: Vision #13 (Throat Fields)
Fiction: Sarah Rose Etter, The Book of X: Vision #25 (Jealousy Removal)
Fiction: Angie Sijun Lou, Drown
Fiction: William Todd Seabrook, A Mailman Drinking a Milkshake

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Pushcart Prize Anthology – XLV (2019)
Poetry: Elana Bell, Mother Country
Poetry: Donika Kelly, Sighting: Almost
Poetry: Rachel Mennies, July 16, 2016
Poetry: Emilia Phillips, Poem About Death Beginning with a Humblebrag…
Poetry: Courtney Faye Taylor, “Grief for the Horizontal World”
Fiction: Chris Drangle, Sinner Wolf

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Best of the Net Anthology (2019)
Poetry: Jericho Brown, The Long Way
Poetry: K Ming Chang, Letter to My Grandmother in Tsingtao
Poetry: Megan Fernandes, Conversion
Poetry: Rachel Mennies, July 16, 2016
Poetry: Leslie Sainz, Special Period in a Time of Peace
Poetry: Courtney Faye Taylor, “Grief for the Horizontal World”
Fiction: Emily Harnden, Only Light, Until
Fiction: Courtney Sender, In Other Lifetimes All I’ve Lost Comes Back to Me
Nonfiction: Naira Kuzmich, The Bargain-Shopper
Nonfiction: Nkosi Nkululeko, The Negro Speaking

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Best New Poets Anthology (2019)
Poetry: Robin Estrin, Months Later I Find Out It is An Open Marriage
Poetry: Leslie Sainz, Special Period in a Time of Peace

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Best Small Fictions (2019)
Fiction: John Jodzio, There’s No Chicken Fighting in the Infinity Pool
Fiction: Aimee Parkison, As Petals Fall on Asphalt Roads
Fiction: Aimee Parkison, The Forgotten Daughter
Fiction: Joanna Pearson, Tiny House
Fiction: Aysegul Savas, The Wardrobe

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Best Microfiction Anthology (2019)
Fiction: TR Brady, Missouri
Fiction: Sarah Rose Etter, The Book of X: Vision #13 (Throat Fields)
Fiction: Sarah Rose Etter, The Book of X: Vision #24 (Blooming)

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The Orison Anthology (2019)
Poetry: Elana Bell, Mother Country
Poetry: Ama Codjoe, Father of the Empty Bowl
Poetry: Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Potatoes Don’t Have Much to Do with Light
Poetry: Grace Gilbert, Haibun for womxn who are told to forgive
Poetry: Donald Platt, Blink
Poetry: Lauren Schlesinger, Tarpans

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Pushcart Prize Anthology – XLIV (2018)
Poetry: Jericho Brown, The Peaches
Poetry: Megan Fernandes, Conversion
Poetry: Rachel Inez Marshall, Mariposa
Poetry: José Olivarez, a mexican dreams of heaven
Poetry: Bruce Snider, Because Eden, from the Hebrew, Meant Pleasure
Fiction: Courtney Sender, In Other Lifetimes All I’ve Lost Comes Back to Me

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Best of the Net Anthology (2018)
Poetry: Derrick Austin, Son Jarocho
Poetry: Hayan Charara, Apokaluptein
Poetry: Eve L. Ewing, Shea Butter Manifesto
Poetry: Richie Hofmann, Second Aria
Poetry: José Olivarez, a mexican dreams of heaven
Poetry: Natasha Oladokun, The Poem Climbs the Scaffold and Tells You…
Fiction: Erinrose Mager, Moorish Architecture
Fiction: Aysegul Savas, The Wardrobe
Nonfiction: Krys Malcolm Belc, Check My ID
Nonfiction: Mallory Jones, Watch and Water

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Best New Poets Anthology (2018)
Poetry: K Ming Chang, Conversion Therapy
Poetry: Avia Tadmor, My Sister Carrying Her Darkness Like Silver

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Best Small Fictions (2018)
Fiction: Jennifer S. Cheng, A Biography of Women in the Sea
Fiction: Michele Finn Johnson, The Erratic Flight Patterns of Bats
Fiction: Amanda Haag, Emergency Garden
Fiction: Allegra Hyde, Lowry Hill
Fiction: C Pam Zhang, Maile Meets the Lion

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The Orison Anthology (2018)
Poetry: Aldo Amparán, Genealogy, or the Only Poem I’ll Ever Write…
Poetry: K Ming Chang, Conversion Therapy
Poetry: K Ming Chang, Televangelism
Poetry: T. J. McLemore, Desert Triptych
Poetry: Rachel Mennies, July 16, 2016
Poetry: D. A. Powell, When Totality Occurs

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Best Microfiction Anthology (2018)
Fiction: Aimee Parkison, As Petals Fall on Asphalt Roads
Fiction: Peter Krumbach, 11:37
Fiction: Peter Krumbach, Second Date

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Pushcart Prize Anthology – XLIII (2017)
Poetry: Franny Choi, Introduction to Quantum Theory
Poetry: Lauren Clark, George Clark Across the United States
Poetry: Gregory Djanikian, At the Neighbor’s House
Poetry: Charif Shanahan, Asmar
Poetry: Nomi Stone, Kill Class
Fiction: Maryse Meijer, The Brother

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Best of the Net Anthology (2017)
Poetry: Kaveh Akbar, Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Inpatient)
Poetry: Franny Choi, Introduction to Quantum Theory
Poetry: William Evans, Wildlife
Poetry: Christina Im, Meanwhile in America
Poetry: Charif Shanahan, Asmar
Poetry: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Just Like That, A New Black Child is Born…
Fiction: Maryse Meijer, The Brother
Fiction: Kimarlee Nguyen, We Gather Here
Nonfiction: Kayleb Rae Candrilli, This House is Obvious
Nonfiction: Lucas Church, Rural Appalachian Tour of Homes

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Best New Poets Anthology (2017)
Poetry: Hanel Baveja, Summer
Poetry: Julian Randall, Abuela Dice Que Spilled Salt Goes Over the Shoulder

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Bettering American Poetry (2017)
Poetry: Franny Choi, Introduction to Quantum Theory
Poetry: William Evans, Wildlife
Poetry: Eve L. Ewing, Shea Butter Manifesto

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Best Small Fictions (2017)
Fiction: Andrew Gretes, The Call to Adventure
Fiction: Tina May Hall, from The Extinction Museum: Exhibit #67…
Fiction: Shane Jones, Off Days
Fiction: JoAnna Novak, Girl Fitness
Fiction: Vincent Poturica, The Tree is Growing Younger

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The Orison Anthology (2017)
Poetry: Gabrielle Bates, The Gates
Poetry: Bruce Bond, Kalliope
Poetry: Chelsea Dingman, Morning Benedictions with Dead Baby Syndrome
Poetry: Gregory Djanikian, All Those Whom I Have Loved
Poetry: William Evans, Wildlife
Poetry: Kathy Fagan, “Where I Am Going” / “I Dare to Live”

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Pushcart Prize Anthology – XLII (2016)
Poetry: Kaveh Akbar, Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Inpatient)
Poetry: Carolina Ebeid, from The M Notebooks
Poetry: Marty McConnell, When They Say You Can’t Go Home Again…
Poetry: Hieu Minh Nguyen, Apology, Sort Of
Fiction: Kimarlee Nguyen, We Gather Here
Poetry: Brian Russell, Other Succulents

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Best of the Net Anthology (2016)
Poetry: Fatimah Asghar, Mother
Poetry: Alex Dimitrov, Cocaine
Poetry: Muriel Leung, World’s Tiniest Human
Poetry: Randall Mann, Fiscal
Poetry: Hieu Minh Nguyen, Apology, Sort Of
Poetry: sam sax, fraternity
Fiction: Shane Jones, Off Days
Fiction: Jenny Xie, Bone Meal
Nonfiction: Patrick Chambers, Please Return Bottle for Deposit
Nonfiction: Barrett Warner, Three Men and One Dead Animal

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Best New Poets Anthology (2016)
Poetry: Fatimah Asghar, Mother
Poetry: Cate Lycurgus, Skyline-to-the-Sea

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Bettering American Poetry (2016)
Poetry: Fatimah Asghar, Ways I Am Tired
Poetry: Hieu Minh Nguyen, Apology, Sort Of
Poetry: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Just Like That, A New Black Child is Born…

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PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers (2016)
Fiction: Jaclyn Grimm, Eleanor
Fiction: Rachel Page, Islands
Fiction: Anna Rowser, The Alchemy of Flight
Fiction: Polina Solovyeva, Mokita

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The Orison Anthology (2016)
Poetry: Sumita Chakraborty, And death demands a labor
Poetry: Rachel Cruea, The Yellow Marrow Doesn’t Matter
Poetry: Jennifer Givhan, In the Emergency Room
Poetry: J.P. Grasser, Cri de Coeur
Poetry: Rachel Mennies, Elegy with Attack Dog
Poetry: Patrick Whitfill, Curiosity (XXX)

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Pushcart Prize Anthology – XLI (2015)
Poetry: Alex Dimitrov, Cocaine
Poetry: Dennis Hinrichsen, Nights of Zhivago
Poetry: Tyler Mills, Marie Curie
Poetry: sam sax, fraternity
Poetry: Alexandra Teague, The Common Field
Nonfiction: Ocean Vuong, Beginnings: New York

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Best of the Net Anthology (2015)
Poetry: Joseph Fasano, Benediction
Poetry: Dennis Hinrichsen, Nights of Zhivago
Poetry: Nick Narbutas, People We Were Soon to Become
Poetry: Meghan Privitello, The Sum of the Terms
Poetry: Alexandra Teague, The Common Field
Poetry: Brian Tierney, Waking in the Year of the Boar
Fiction: Lydia Weintraub, Feelies
Fiction: Zach VandeZande, Accord
Nonfiction: Claudia Cortese, Essay with Teenage Poem, Ohio Girlhood…
Nonfiction: Ocean Vuong, Beginnings: New York

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Best New Poets Anthology (2015)
Poetry: sam sax, fraternity
Poetry: Brian Tierney, Waking in the Year of the Boar

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Independent Best American Poetry Anthology (2015)
Poetry: Eduardo Martinez-Leyva, After the Conquest
Poetry: sam sax, fraternity
Poetry: Emily Zhang, Creation Myth

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The Orison Anthology (2015)
Poetry: Joseph Fasano, Benediction
Poetry: Jenny Molberg, Echolocation
Poetry: Matt Morton, And the Mountains Grew Sirens
Poetry: Patty Paine, Call and Response
Poetry: Meghan Privitello, The Sum of the Terms
Poetry: Brian Tierney, Unburying the Birth Cord

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Pushcart Prize Anthology – XL (2014)
Poetry: Wendy Barker, Perennial (via Best of Adroit: 2010-2013)
Poetry: Sean Patrick Hill, History of Snow
Poetry: Laura Kasischke, No Elegy (via Best of Adroit: 2010-2013)
Poetry: Dorianne Laux, Baptism (via Best of Adroit: 2010-2013)
Poetry: Jill McDonough, Ken Chukwuba, Salt Lake City
Fiction: Erin Entrada Kelly, Josephine March Sighs With You

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Best of the Net Anthology (2014)
Poetry: Lauren Berry, Renovation in the St. Cecelia School Gymnasium
Poetry: Sean Patrick Hill, History of Snow
Poetry: Richie Hofmann, Midwinter
Poetry: Jill McDonough, Ken Chukwuba, Salt Lake City
Poetry: Jacques J. Rancourt, The Ordained
Poetry: Shelley Wong, Epithalamium
Fiction: Erin Entrada Kelly, Josephine March Sighs With You
Fiction: Lydia Weintraub, Progeny
Nonfiction: Madeleine Cravens, Girls and Boys: Growing Up in Four Parts

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Best New Poets Anthology (2014)
Poetry: Amorak Huey, Aubade
Poetry: Jacques J. Rancourt, Proof of Heaven

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Pushcart Prize Anthology – XXXIX (2013)
Poetry: Denver Butson, Avalanche Café
Poetry: Matthew Rohrer, Childhood Stories
Poetry: Rochelle Hurt, Diorama of a Fire
Poetry: Claudia Cortese, The Girl Plants Knives
Fiction: Blake Kimzey, A Family Among Us
Nonfiction: BJ Hollars, The Changing

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Best New Poets Anthology (2013)
Poetry: Nora Almeida, from The Nine-to-Five Sonnets
Poetry: Phillip B. Williams, Pivot and Hum

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Pushcart Prize Anthology – XXIII (2012)
Poetry: Garth Greenwell, Chaperone
Poetry: Siobhan Phillips, Equinox
Poetry: Charles Rafferty, On Being Asked If I’d Ever Been to Georgia
Fiction: NoViolet Bulawayo, The Watcher
Fiction: Edith Pearlman, Capers
Nonfiction: Leigh Newman, Confessions of a Secret Game Eater

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Best New Poets Anthology (2012)
Poetry: Ruth Foley, In Another Life
Poetry: Chloe Honum, Alone With Mother