Our 2016 Pushcart Prize Nominations

The editorial staff of Meridian is pleased to announce our nominations for the 2016 Pushcart Prize, all selected from issues 34&35. (Psst: click the links to read!) Fiction: J. David Stevens, “Murdertown” Lucas Southworth, “Last Winter Among the Coyotes” Poetry: Bruce Snider, “Suite” Megan Blankenship, “Fantasy” Michael Schmeltzer, “And these are plenty and manifold” CNF: Rachel Riederer, … More Our 2016 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Meridian 35 Now Available to View Online

Will wonders never cease! Issue 35 of Meridian has been born. Inside, you’ll find our most recent Editors’ Prize Winners: Megan Blankenship’s “Fantasy” and Jeff P. Jones’s “Another Dead Girl,” as well as a wonderful interview with Meg Wolitzer and an absurd number of book reviews. Well, what can we say? We like us some … More Meridian 35 Now Available to View Online

Announcing the Winners of Meridian’s Flash Fiction Contest!

Congratulations to the winner and runners-up of Meridian‘s 2015 Flash Fiction Contest! Winner: Kate Doyle, “At the Time” Runners-up: Reem Abubaker, “Professional” & Andrea Witzke Slot, “Lymphatic” All three of these pieces will be published in Issue 36 of Meridian. Promise/threat: you won’t want to miss them. (A note to everyone who submitted: we had … More Announcing the Winners of Meridian’s Flash Fiction Contest!

Anya Groner’s “Buster” in the Best American Short Stories 2015

Lovely news, this: Anya Groner‘s story “Buster,” which won our 2014 Editor’s Prize and appeared in issue 33, has been named a Distinguished Story in the Best American Short Stories 2015, edited by T.C. Boyle. Congratulations, Anya! Here’s a taste: “The year my twin and I turned eight, we vowed to kill our neighbor’s cat. Buster … More Anya Groner’s “Buster” in the Best American Short Stories 2015