Nominations / Awards

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

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Nominations …

Pushcart Prize

2018

Ben Berman – “Sorts” (Spring Issue / April 2018)
Martin Golan – “Waving Back” (Poetry Special – Five Poets / October 2018)
Linda Parsons – “In Tai Chi Class” (Poetry Special – Five Poets / June 2018)
Susan Terris – “The Shut Door” (Fall Issue / November 2018) Forthcoming
José Sotolongo – “Leaving the Pool” (Flash Special / October 2018)
Cathy Ulrich – “Wobble of Ostriches” (Spring Issue / April 2018)

2017

Lily Herman – “Red” (Broadside #46 / Winter 2017)
Anna O’Brien – “Make Me Whole Again” (Flash Special: Puzzles and Pieces / August 2017)
Clodagh O’Brien – “Like Jane Goodall Would” (Flash Special: Puzzles and Pieces / August 2017)
Pamela Johnson Parker – “ONE WORD: Murder” (Poet Special / August 2017)
Ronnie Smart – “Sometimes, there are bears” (Summer Quarterly / August 2017)
Jeanne Marie Spicuzza – “Day of the Dead” (Blue Collection 8: Twin Peaks, December 2017)

2016

Kelly Cherry – “Lake Rosseau (Canada) Times Three” (Poety Special / May 2016)
Rupert Fike – “Margaret, Are You Grieving … (2 Takes)” (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)

2018

Poetry:
DeMisty D. Bellinger – “Brutal” (Spring Issue, May 2018)
Collin Kelley – “Another Monica Belluchi Dream” (Blue Collection 8: Twin Peaks, December 2017)
Pamela Johnson Parker – “One Word: Murder” (Poet Special, August 2017)
Linda Parsons – “In Tai Chi Class” (Poetry Special, June 2018)
Marvin Shackelford – “Arcane” (Spring Issue, May 2018)
Jeanne Marie Specuzza – “Day of the Dead” (Blue Collection 8: Twin Peaks, December 2017)

Fiction:
James Claffey – “Electrician” (Fall Quarterly, November 2017)
Cathy Ulrich – “Wobble of Ostriches” (Spring Issue, May 2018)

Creative Nonfiction:
Andrea Eaker – “Why I Painted My Fingernails Black and White after Watching Part 18” (Blue Collection 8: Twin Peaks, December 2017)

2017

Poetry:
Rupert Fike – “Margaret, Are You Grieving . . . (2 Takes)” (Blue Collection 7, December 2016)
Loren Kleinman – “Naked” (Winter Quarterly, February 2017)
Joan Mazza – “My Mind is a Junk Drawer” (Poetry Special, May 2017)
Melissa McEwen – “Angels” (Broadside #44, Fall 2016)
Paula Ray – “Illusion of Self” (Spring Quarterly, June 2017)
Tim Suermondt – “Nan Lian Garden” (Winter Quarterly, February 2017)

Fiction:
Rich Ives – “He Kept a Hat He Wore Only for Eating on Top of the Refrigerator” (Flash Special, August 2016)
Laurie Stone – “Highway” (Summer Quarterly, August 2016)

Creative Nonfiction:
Lily Herman – “Red” (Broadside #46, Winter 2017)

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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Best Small Fictions (Braddock Avenue Books)

2017

Nick Fairclough, “Choose Jesus for Christ’s Sake” (Flash Special: Puzzles and Pieces, August 2017)
Anna O’Brien, “Make Me Whole Again” (Flash Special: Puzzles and Pieces, August 2017)
Clodagh O’Brien, “Like Jane Goodall Would” (Flash Special: Puzzles and Pieces, August 2017)
Ronny Smart, “Sometimes, there are bears” (Summer Quarterly 2017)
Judi Walsh, “Spinning Jenny” (Broadside #49, Fall 2017)

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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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