Pushcart Prize Nominations!

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Natural Bridge is happy to announce our nominations for the Pushcart Prize!

Our nominations include:

Nonfiction:

“Man on the Floor” by Kirsti Sandi

Poetry:

“The Abandoned Quarry” by Travis Mossotti

“Ten Bands of an Oval Braided Rug” by Andy Fogle

“Occupy This Threshold” by Nandini Dhar

“Scion” by Chris Souza

Fiction:

“The War Ends Many Times” by Rachel hall

 

Congratulations to all our nominees! We hope to see you in the forthcoming issue of the Pushcart!

Leslie Pietrzyk Reading: Thursday, September 29

 

Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00 pm UMSL North Campus SSB 331 (The bldg next to the Tower) 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121  Author Leslie Piertryzk will read from her newest short story collection, This Angel On My Chest, winner of the 2015 Drue Heinz award. Kirkus Reviews named it one of the 16 best story collections of the year! Books will be on sale, and the author will discuss writing linked stories and answer questions. Contact Mary Troy (marytroy@umsl.edu) or directions if needed.

 

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For more on Leslie Piertryzk‘s writing, go to: http://lesliepietrzyk.com/

 

 

Next Week, the Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series Hosts Chinelo Okparanta

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Tuesday February 9, 2016
St. Louis County Library Headquarters

Chinelo Okparanta is the author of the debut novel, Under the Udala Trees and the story collection Happiness, Like Water.  She was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Okparanta received her BS from Pennsylvania State University, her MA from Rutgers University, and her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.

For more information, please visit Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series or click on the image for a direct link to the Facebook Event Page.

Natural Bridge is Reading: Send Us Your Work

Natural Bridge editorial staff are in the building, devouring your submissions.

As you can tell by the film reel clock in the background, it’s time for you to submit to Natural Bridge Literary Journal. After their brief interlude between semesters, the Natural Bridge staff is back in the building and eager to read. We want your poems, your fiction, your essays, and your translations. In short, we want the best you have to offer and we want as much as you are willing to send.

Just head over to our Submit tab and follow the instructions there to get your work to our eyes. We accept electronic submissions via Submittable and we’re open to physical copies through the good old US Postal Service as well. We look forward to seeing your work.