Nominations / Awards

Since 2001, works appearing in BFR have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net (Sundress), and Best of the Web (Dzanc Books).

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Nominations …

Pushcart Prize

2016

Kelly Cherry – “Lake Rosseau (Canada) Times Three” (Poety Special / May 2016)
Rupert Fike – “Margaret, Are You Grieving … (2 Takes)” (forthcoming, blue collection 7: collaboration / December 2016)
Lily Herman – “Day 9” (Spring Quarterly / May 2016)
Rich Ives – “Having Given Up Hope, He Is Sure of Himself” ( Flash Special / August 2016)
Charlotte Matthews – “Night Paver’s Song” (Broadside #42 / Winter 2016)
Melissa McEwen – “Angels” (Broadside #44 / Fall 2016)

2015

Renee Chen – “Flight” (Fall Quarterly / November 2015)
James Hartman – “A Junior Whopper, Please, With Cheese” (Flash Special / March 2015)
Dianna Mackinnon Henning – “Absorption” (forthcoming, Blue Collection 6 December 2015)
Richard Krawiec – “the poem I want to write” (Winter Quarterly / February 2015)
Pamela Johnson Parker – “Here Lies One: Remembering You through Cavafy” (Poetry Special / March 2015)
Susan Terris – from Reality Check (Fall Quarterly / November 2015)

2014

Rachel J. Fenton – “Deep Sea” (blue collection 5: collaboration / December 2014)
Carol Lynn Grellas – “Opus in the Midst of Silence” (Poet Special / June 2014)
Kate Lutzner – “Apartment hunt” (May 2014)
James Owens – “Imagine a Woman Behind Razor Wire, Glimpsed” (blue collection 5: collaboration / December 2014)
Ron Riekki – “The Family Jewel” (May 2014)
Curtis Smith – “Bluecurls and Aster” (Flash Writer Special / September 2014)

2013

Tantra Bensko – “The End Begins Now” (October 2013)
John C. Goodman – “The Deconstructed House” (November 2013)
Lynne Knight – “Still Life in a Different Room” (January 2013)
Nina Lindsay – “The two worlds” (Fall Quarterly 2013)
Kate Mahony – “Jump, Jump, Jumping” (Winter Quarterly 2013)
Bill Yarrow – “We Don’t Need No Education” (Poet Special 2013)

2012

Kathryn Stripling Byer – “Don’t” (Blue Collection 2, Summer 2012)
Bob Carlton – “Great Disasters in the History of Flight” (July 2012)
Nick Graziano – “Headless in a Hole” (Flash Special: New to Us, March 2012)
Stephen Hastings-King – “15 Restatements of How Lovely You Are” (Flash Special, September 2012)
Rita Quillen – “Tree Gothic” (Broadside #25, Winter 2012)
Rebecca Seiferle – [I was listening] (Fall Quarterly 2012)

2011

Christopher Allen – “The Shoes, the Girl and the Waves that Washed Them Away” (Flash Special 2011)
Sheldon Lee Compton – “Coming By It Honest” (Winter Quarterly 2011)
Rupert Fike – “Prideful Buddhist” (Broadside #23, Summer 2011)
Julie Innis – “Fairground” (Glass Woman Special 2011)
Pamela Johnson Parker – “In Ictu Oculi” (Winter Quarterly 2011)
Bill Yarrow – “Son of Goya” (January 2011)

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Best of the Net (Sundress Publications)

2016

Poetry:
Kelly Cherry – “Lake Rosseau (Canada) Times Three” (Poet Special, May 2016)
Ruth Foley – “Things I Will Not Open” (November 2015)
Charlotte Matthews – “Night Paver’s Song” (Broadside #42, Winter 2016)
Linda Parsons – “What the River Holds” (Winter Quarterly, February 2016)
Matthew Stark – “The whistle dim the front light dim” (Broadside #40, Summer 2015)
Susan Terris – from Reality Check (Fall Quarterly, November 2015)

Fiction:
Renee Chen – “Flight” (Fall Quarterly, November 2015)
Leesa Cross-Smith – “Low, Small” (Flash Special – Five Writers | Sara Lippmann, Guest Editor, May 2016)

2015

Poetry:
Karen Paul Holmes – “The Woman Who Can’t Stop Taking Photos of Sunsets” (May 2015)
Richard Krawiec – “the poem I want to write” (Winter Quarterly, February 2015)
Clare L. Martin – “Seek the Holy Dark” (Blue Collection Five, December 2014)
George Moore – “Quantum Teleportation” (Poetry Special, March 2015)
James Owens – “Imagine a Woman Behind Razor Wire, Glimpsed” (Blue Collection Five, December 2014)
Pamela Johnson Parker – “Here Lies One: Remembering You through Cavafy” (Poetry Special, March 2015)

Fiction:
Gary V. Powell – “When” (Fall Quarterly, November 2014)
Cherise Wolas – “Another Way to Use A Train Station” (Blue Collection Five, December 2014)

2014

Poetry:
Heather Dobbins – “Alzheimer’s White” (April 2014)
William Doreski – “The Ruins of Knossos” (Summer Quarterly 2013)
Carol Lynn Grellas – “Opus in the Midst of Silence” (Poet Special / June 2014)
Donald Illich – “The Same Stars” (Poetry Special / March 2014)
Nina Lindsay – “The two worlds” (Fall Quarterly 2013)
Kate Lutzner – “Apartment Hunt” (Spring Quarterly 2014)

Fiction:
Kathy Fish – “The Blue of Milk” (the blue collection 4: collaboration / December 2013)
Ron Riekki – “The Family Jewel” (May 2014)

Essay:
Bill Yarrow “Look a Little More Closely at Love Poems: Herrick and Roethke” (Poetry Special / December 2013)

2013

Poetry:
Kathryn Stripling Byer – “Don’t” (the blue collection 2: music / September 2012)
Lynne Knight – “Still Life in a Different Room” (January 2013)
Mark J. Mitchell – “Late Quartet” (Broadside #29 / Winter 2013)
Rebecca Seiferle – [I was listening] (Fall Quarterly 2012)
Joan Stepp Smith – “Language Loss & the Mutability of Gulp” (Poetry Special / September 2012)
Bill Yarrow – “We Don’t Need No Education” (Poet Special / June 2013)

Fiction:
Steve Mitchell – “Forensics” (Flash Special / September 2012)
Laurie Stone – “Several Forms of Leaving” (April 2013)

2012

Poetry:
Rupert Fike – “Prideful Buddhist” (Broadside 23 Summer 2011)
Robert Lietz – “Photograph 1919 (April 2012)
Lee Passarella – “Liebestod” (Winter Quarterly 2012)
Rita Quillen – “Tree Gothic” (Broadside 25, Winter 2012)
Greg Rappleye – “Orfeu Negro” (Spring Quarterly 2012)
Susan Terris – “Crosshatched” (Fall Quarterly 2011)

Fiction:
William C. Blome – “Horse” (Broadside 24, Fall 2011)
Nicolette Wong – “As Pleat” (Flash Special 2011)

2011

Poetry:
Ann Neuser Lederer – “Egg of Filaments” (April 2011)
Pamela Johnson Parker – “In Ictu Oculi” (Winter Quarterly 2011)
James Robison – “For the Film New Orleans Mon Amour” (Broadside 19, Summer 2010)
Marcus Speh – “Cahiers du Cinéma” (Fall 2010)
Christine Swint – “The Red Knitting Woman” (Spring Quarterly 2011)
Bill Yarrow – “Son of Goya” (January 2011)

Short Fictions:
Sheldon Lee Compton – “Coming By It Honest” (Winter Quarterly 2011)
Julie Innis – “Fairground” (Glass Woman Special 2011)

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Awards …

The Family Jewel” by Ron Riekki
(May 2014)

Selected for the print anthology
The Best Small Fictions 2015
(Queen’s Ferry Press, 2015) / Robert Olen Butler, ed.

In the Woods — A Shot — Fraught with Barking Dogs” by Arlene Ang
(Winter 2007, Featured)

Selected for the print anthology
Online Writing: The Best of the First Ten Years
(Snowvigate Press, 2008) / Kim Chinquee and Doug Martin, eds.

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Finalists for Best of the Net

Low, Small” by Leesa Cross-Smith
(Flash Special – Five Writers | Sara Lippmann, Guest Editor – May 2016)

A Portrait of God as a Table Wine” by Arlene Ang
(Winter 2007, Featured)

Longing for Pangaea” by Eve Stern
(Winter 2006, Featured)

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Nominations for First Series (2001-2010):

Pushcart Prize

Best of the Net

Best of the Web

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  1. I bow before every name listed here. Most especially to Marcus, Bill, Sheldon and Julie.

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