The Honor of Being Nominated

Nancy Flynn Apostrophe Blog Archive, Awards, Writing, Writing Contests

What is a Pushcart Prize and what does it mean to be nominated? According to its website, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, “published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America – including Highest Honors from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.” Their annual nomination process is pretty straightforward…

 
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Award News: Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2023 Contest

Nancy Flynn Apostrophe Blog Archive, Awards, Publication News, Writing

My poem, “Learning to See,” won Third Place in the Theme—Ekphrasis category of the Oregon Poetry Association’s Fall 2023 Contest. I wrote about this poem in a recent Apostrophe Blog post, explaining the concept of Ekphrastic Poetry and how I came to write this particular poem….

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Award News: Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2023 Contests

Nancy Flynn Apostrophe Blog Archive, Awards, Publication News, Writing

I just found out this morning that two of my poems have been awarded Third Place in two categories of the Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2023 adult contests. The first, “provenance,” has placed in the Members Only category—the category name explains itself….

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Retrospective News: Oregon Literary Fellowship

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In December 2004, I was awarded an Oregon Literary Fellowship—specifically, the Leslie Bradshaw Fellowship for Literary Nonfiction. What an honor! Several months later, the 2004 class of recipients was fêted at a lovely ceremony at the Wieden + Kennedy offices…

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Hitting the Honorable Mention Jackpot

Nancy Flynn Apostrophe Blog Archive, Awards, Publication News

In the Spring 2023 Oregon Poetry Association poetry contests, I got three honorable mentions for some of my newer poems. Now to find publication homes for them! Here’s the skinny: Honorable Mention for “Of the Wild Bees Living in a Tree in the Alley” in the Wildlife Themed Category…

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Retrospective News: James Jones First Novel Fellowship

Nancy Flynn Apostrophe Blog Archive, Author Interview, Awards

When I went to graduate school at SUNY/Binghamton in the early 1990s, my major was English and Creative Writing. My creative writing concentration at the time was fiction—not the poetry I have been writing for the past fifteen years…

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