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Read all the editors' answers to Duotrope's interview question: Do you nominate work you've published for any national or international awards? Learn more.

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Q: Do you nominate work you've published for any national or international awards?

A: No, we don't.

A: Yes.

A: Yes. We nominate for international, national, and state book awards, the Pushcarts, and other honors.

A: No. This is perhaps a controversial opinion, but I'm unconvinced by the whole concept of awards in the arts.

JL Corbett, Editor of Idle Ink, 17 November 2020

A: We're just starting out and yes, we will be nominating work. Absolutely!

Kristen Simental, Editor-in-Chief of Five South, 16 November 2020

A: Not at this time.

A: ONE ART nominates for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. I hope to also nominate for Best New Poets in the future.

A: I have nominated poems for Pushcart Prizes and for Best of the New recognition. I will continue to look for venues in which to promote the work of poets whose work I have accepted.

A: Currently, we nominate for the Pushcart, the Shirley Jackson, and Datlow’s Best of the Year anthologies. We plan to expand this list, but nominations are our choice and aren’t automatic—we may not nominate work for each award every year; in addition, we have someone not connected with our selection or editorial processes who decides what to nominate, as we feel it’s the only way to ensure a completely unbiased nomination.

A: No.

A: Yes! We want to celebrate our writers every way we can.

Liz Charlotte Grant, Contributing Editor of The Curator, 09 November 2020

A: Absolutely--and we've begun to collect some of those awards!

Gregory Wolfe, Publisher & Editor of Slant, 05 November 2020