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Published on Mar 28, 2013
Learn about writer Irene O'Garden's Pushcart Prize nomination! In this video, author and playwright Irene O'Garden discusses how she keeps her publications fresh and how she got nominated for a Pushcart Prize, thanks in part to Writer's Relief (http://www.writersrelief.com).
The Pushcart Press boasts that it compiles the best of the independent presses each year. In this way, writers who are nominated for Pushcarts are generally regarded as having published some of the best work in the country for each given year.
Editors of literary journals are permitted to nominate a number of their writers for the Pushcart Prize Anthology, but of those who are nominated, only a few are selected for inclusion in the final publication.
Irene O'Garden's work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in part because she regularly submits and publishes her creative writing in literary journals. The more publications a writer has, the more likely he/she will be nominated for a Pushcart Prize. If you're wondering how to get nominated for a Pushcart Prize, you might do well to follow her excellent example.
To keep her work circulating, O'Garden turns to Writer's Relief, an author's submission service. Writer's Relief assists authors with the submission process (in the genres of books, stories, poems, and essays). If you want to know how to get nominated for a Pushcart Prize, the key is to keep your submissions circulating. Clients like O'Garden submit their work for publication to various literary journals once every two months.
Of course, to get nominated for a Pushcart Prize, an author's writing must be very strong. And in order to keep up good relations in the publishing industry, Writer's Relief accepts only those writers whose work is appropriate for submission to reputable literary journals.
Many creative writers aspire to be nominated for a Pushcart Prize and to "win" by being included in the yearly anthology. A Pushcart nomination can help a writer's career by demonstrating skill and talent.
If you would like to learn more about how to get nominated for a Pushcart Prize, visit Writer's Relief's website. And watch Irene O'Garden's video about her experiences with Writer's Relief to see if you, too, might become a client.