And the Nominees Are...

pushcartIt's that time of year.  Time we recognize the best of the failbetter best for 2010.  Here are our editors' top six picks - 3 poems, 3 works of fiction. We'll be submitting all of them for consideration for various 2010 lit awards, including the Pushcart Prizes:

for poetry:

* “Previous Theories on the Body” by Matthew Olzmann from failbetter 37
* “Near the Old Packard Plant” by John Rybicki from failbetter 36
* “In West Virginia” by Maggie Glover from failbetter 37

for fiction:

* “Dusting” by Peter Grandbois from failbetter 35
* “All-American” by Jenn Stroud Rossmann from failbetter 35
* “Stairs” by James Terry from failbetter 34

Congrats to all six authors! And if you, dear reader, missed their work... Well, don't you dare make the same mistake twice.