Pushcart Prize Nominees [2017]

We are pleased to announce our nominees for the Pushcart Prize. Fiction:  “Ducks” by Mark Jacobs (Fall 2017) “However Innocently, However Unwittingly” by Robert McKean (Spring 2017) “PAIR” by Laura Witz (Spring 2017) CNF: “Greyhound People” by Amber Parker (Fall 2017) Poetry: “IUD Insertion” by Daryl Sznyter (Fall 2017) “More than Not (II)” by Rush Rankin (Fall 2017)


In addition to our new format, here’s what else to look out for in 2018: The winners of our first (hopefully annual) flash fiction contest, the Show Us Your Short-Shorts Editors’ Prize, will be announced January 15. The Spring Issue will be published in April. The Fall Issue will […]

Pushcart Prize nominees

The Flexible Persona is proud to nominate the following six pieces for the Pushcart Prize: “Ducks” by Mark Jacobs (Fall 2017) | Fiction “Greyhound People” by Amber Parker (Fall 2017) | CNF “However Innocently, However Unwittingly” by Robert McKean (Spring 2017) | Fiction “IUD Insertion” by Daryl Sznyter (Fall […]

Bonfire, Summer 2012 by Jack Reibstein

What if the backwoods—the brush, the fallen tree limbs, snapped twigs and pulverized dirt, the massive trench at the end of the culvert running under Chase Avenue, the families of raccoons we chased with aluminum bats (but never intended to harm), the woodpeckers, high above, metronomical, diligent in […]