The Southern Review congratulates its nominees for the 2013 Pushcart Prize:
Kirstin Allio, “Buddhist Tales for Western Children,” fiction, autumn 2012
Kirstin Allio’s novel, Garner, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Her short stories have appeared in many different publications, including The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010. She lives in Seattle with her husband and sons.
Jason Brown, “Wintering Over,” fiction, winter 2012
Jason Brown grew up in Maine. He is the author of two story collections, Driving the Heart and Other Stories and Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work. His fiction has appeared in Harper’s, The Atlantic, and The Georgia Review and has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories.
David Hernandez is the recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry. Hoodwinked, his third collection, won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. His other collections include Always Danger and A House Waiting for Music. He lives in Long Beach and is married to the writer Lisa Glatt.
Anna Journey is the author of the collection If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting, selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. She received a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Southern California.
Susan McCallum-Smith, “Tartar,” nonfiction, spring 2012
Susan McCallum-Smith was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and is the author of the story collection Slipping the Moorings. Her essay “The Watermark” won a 2011 Pushcart Prize, and she recently received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
J. David Stevens, “Ubernanny,” fiction, spring 2012
J. David Stevens teaches creative writing at the University of Richmond. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Denver Quarterly, and The Gettysburg Review. When not writing, he watches way too much TV, including the kinds of reality shows that served as loose inspiration for “Ubernanny.”