Awards


Flycatcher currently makes nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best

New Poets, as well as other awards when able. (See links for nomination criteria and other

information on these awards.)


Our nominees are listed below by year. Nominees that went on to win are denoted with two

asterisks, and those that went on to be finalists with one. To view the secondary listings

and/or publications of winners and finalists, click on the asterisks. We’re proud thus far to

have published two winners and a finalist for 2012 Best of the Net—all three pieces from

our inaugural issue.


2013 Pushcart

Weight,” Judson Mitcham (Poetry, Flycatcher 3)

The Stars Shall Withdraw Their Shining,” David Joy (Fiction, Flycatcher 3)

Learning to Pray in Spanish,” Christine Swint (Poetry, Flycatcher 2)

Pater Ad Astra,” Erin Ganaway (Poetry, Flycatcher 2)

Edgefield Creek,” William Wright (Poetry, Flycatcher 2)

Last Night in Big Sur,” Sara Lippman (Fiction, Flycatcher 2)


2013 Best of the Net

Learning to Pray in Spanish,” Christine Swint (Poetry, Flycatcher 2)

The Body 101: Circulation,” Alice Friman (Poetry, Flycatcher 2)

Pater Ad Astra,” Erin Ganaway (Poetry, Flycatcher 2)

Fall Creek,” Joseph Bruchac (Poetry, Flycatcher 2)

Going Off the Birth Control Pill,” Emily T. Smith (Poetry, Flycatcher 2)

Chelydra Serpentina,” Rosemary Royston (Poetry, Flycatcher 2)

Last Night in Big Sur,” Sara Lippmann (Fiction, Flycatcher 2)

Fox Blossoms,” Michelle Nichols Wright (Fiction, Flycatcher 2)

Cold Mist Burning,” Thorpe Moeckel (Nonfiction, Flycatcher 2)

Northwest and Inland,” Amaris Ketcham (Nonfiction, Flycatcher 2)


2013 Best New Poets

Learning to Pray in Spanish,” Christine Swint (Poetry, Flycatcher 2)

Chelydra Serpentina,” Rosemary Royston (Poetry, Flycatcher 2)

2013 storySouth Million Writers Award

Nine Postcards from the Pondicherry Border,” Sharanya Manivannan (Fiction, Flycatcher 1)

The Visitor,” Beverly James (Fiction, Flycatcher 1)

Old Man,” Raymond L. Atkins (Fiction, Flycatcher 1)

2012 Pushcart

Red Lanterns,” Janisse Ray (Poetry, Flycatcher 1)

Musings as to Why Negroes Don’t Orinthologize,” J. Drew Lanham (Poetry, Flycatcher 1)

Uweyv Nvya,” Lisa Hodgens (Poetry, Flycatcher 1)

Smoking Pot at Armuchee Creek,” David King (Poetry, Flycatcher 1)

Nine Postcards from the Pondicherry Border,” Sharanya Manivannan (Fiction, Flycatcher 1)

This Place That has Made Us Kin,” Barbara Brown Taylor (Interview, Flycatcher 1)

2012 Best of the Net

**On the Crow Reservation,” Elizabeth Ashe (Poetry, Flycatcher 1)

Musings as to Why Negroes Don’t Orinthologize,” J. Drew Lanham (Poetry, Flycatcher 1)

Red Lanterns,” Janisse Ray (Poetry, Flycatcher 1)

Homily II,” Erik Reece (Poetry, Flycatcher 1)

Salve,” Rosemary Royston (Poetry, Flycatcher 1)

Smoking Pot at Armuchee Creek,” David King (Poetry, Flycatcher 1)

**Nine Postcards from the Pondicherry Border,” Sharanya Manivannan

(Fiction, Flycatcher 1)

The Visitor,” Beverly James (Fiction, Flycatcher 1)

*They Wear Gray Clothes,” Linda Niemann (Nonfiction, Flycatcher 1)

Bones,” Donna Steiner (Nonfiction, Flycatcher 1)

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