2013 Pushcart Nominations


Philadelphia Stories is proud to announce its 2013 Pushcart Nominations.  We have nominated two short stories and three poems for this year’s award.  Here are the nominees:                


One in Ten Fish are Afraid of Water by Che Yeun, published in Fall 2013 Issue  (Winner of the McGlinn Prize)

Che Yeun earned her B.A. in Biomedical Ethics from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently a M.F.A. candidate at the University of New Orleans. She received the 2013 Stanley Elkin Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the 2012 Enizagam Literary Award, and in 2012, was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work can be found in The Pinch, Enizagam and Kartika Review. Aside from her own prose, Che takes on Korean translations. She is currently working on a collection of short stories.

Einstein’s iPod by Stephen Graf, published in Summer 2013 Issue

Stephen Graf is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. He currently teaches at Robert Morris University and holds a Master’s Degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and Trinity College, Dublin, and a Ph.D. in British Literature from the University of Newcastle in England. Among other places, he has been published in: AIM Magazine, Cicada, The Southern Review, The Chrysalis Reader, Fiction, The Minnetonka Review, New Works Review, SNReview, The Willow Review, The Wisconsin Review, and The Black Mountain Review in Ireland. His short story “Hadamard’s Billiards” was awarded an Honorable Mention for the 2012 Pushcart Prize.



In The Freezer Section by Wes Ward, published in Fall 2013  Issue

Wes Ward holds a M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. His work has appeared in various magazines and journals, including North American Review, Sewanee Theological Review, and Birmingham Poetry Review. Wes teaches high school English in York, PA and lives with his wife, Karen, and his children, Ethan and Isley, in Newville, PA. 

Marie in America by Deborah Friespublished in Spring 2013 Issue

Deborah Fries began writing poetry in earnest in 1994, when she moved to the Delaware Valley from the Midwest. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq – work nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of Various Modes of Departure (Kore Press, 2004) and anticipates publication of a second book of poetry, The Bright Field of Everything, in 2013.

Asterism (after Lucille Clifton’s metaphysics) by Kelly Andrewspublished in  Spring 2013 Issue

Kelly Andrews is a 9-5 stiff living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has appeared in Pear Noir! and Weave Magazine. She will be pursuing her M.F.A this fall at the University of Pittsburgh.