“Wonder” Literary Prize Nominations

Exposition Review is dedicated to creating more opportunities for our community of talented, diverse writers and artists to share their voices and grow their platform. This is why, from the very beginning, Expo has been a nominating literary journal. Every year we recognize our strongest published works by submitting them for consideration for a variety of prestigious literary awards and anthologies. We are proud to present our nominees from our “Wonder” issue.

Congratulations to our nominees! For our readers, we hope you will take a few extra moments to dive or re-immerse yourself into these wonderful works.

– Lauren Gorski and Jessica June Rowe
Editors-in-Chief, Vol. IV: “Wonder”


Pushcart Prize

The Pushcart Prize is one of the most honored awards in the literary world, with the winning pieces published in their annual anthology. We are excited to present this group of writers from our “Wonder” issue for inclusion in Pushcart Prize Best of the Small Presses collection:

Fiction: Don’t Waste Your Prayers, Saints Are Bad Listeners by Meghan E. O’Toole
Fiction: The Superhero Way by T.S. McAdams
Nonfiction: Kokoro Yasume by Mia Nakaji Monnier
Poetry: Meantime by Katrinka Moore
Poetry: Materialism, Exhibit 43: Woodpecker and Ash Borer by Jessica Reed


Best of the Net

Best of the Net by Sundress Publications is an annual anthology that celebrates online publications and works originally published online. When selecting our nominees, we think of our favorite pieces that recognize and embrace the opportunities of digital media, experimenting with form, genre, and content. This year, we nominate:

Fiction: Bones by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick
Fiction: Which People Void of Feeling Need Not Read by Rebecca Orchard
Nonfiction: Élan Prequel to Murder by Stephanie Dickinson
Poetry: Descent by Mitchell Nobis
Poetry: self-portrait as alice in wonderland by Esther Ra


+Bonus Flash Nomination! The VERA

The VERA is awarded by Vestal Review, the oldest magazine of flash fiction, to published works under 500 words. Our Flash 405 pieces are a perfect fit for this prestigious nomination, and we were proud to put forward a flash fiction piece from last year’s Flash 405, April 2018: “Magnetism” with guest judge Edwin Bodney.

Potential Energy by Kate Bove


Congratulations again to our nominees! We are still accepting submissions for our next annual issue, Vol. V: “Act/Break.” Click here to submit.