The Normal School announces its nominees for the Pushcart Prize:
Laura Pritchett's story "Painting the Constellations," page 15.
Michael Schiavo's poem "from The Mad Song: Kansas Is the Same Everywhere You Go," page 19.
Dorianne Laux's poem "Somewhere a Dog," page 52.
Abraham Brennan's essay "One of the Seven Deadly Sins (Or, Proud To Be an American)," page 65.
William Bradley's essay "Dislocated," page 78.
Carol Test's story "The West in You," page 90.
(All pieces are from our inaugural issue. Being nominated for a prize is fun. Please seek these folks out and offer them your congratulations and wish them luck.)