Well, after nearly 40 years of crawling through the small-press trenches, I have now been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, thanks to Kathryn Mockler and The Rusty Toque!
The Rusty Toque is an excellent online literary mag, featuring fiction, poetry, interview, reviews, and more. Here are the pieces they nominated. I'm in very good company.
It's funny. I had never even thought that I might be nominated for a Pushcart — the most coveted prize in the small-press universe — but now that I have been, I'm all indignant that it had never happened before!
Unfortunately, my story, "The United States Has Gone Crazy," is completely whacko and I have no chance at the prize.
Over and out.