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

A: Yes, we will be nominate works for the Pulitzer!

A: we are really looking forward to BOTN and Pushcart nominations, and we MIGHT do an internal awards programme called "The Sledgy Awards" for best cover letter, best content warning, and whatever quirky superlatives we can come up with. Keep an eye out for this - having a Sledgy Award would definitely stand out in an author bio.

A: Yes! Our works have been nominated for awards like the SFPA Elgin Award, HWA Bram Stoker Awards, and we also nominate for independent publisher awards.

A: I nominate for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize.

A: Yes! 2020 was the first year we nominated for the Pushcart and Best of Net. It was really fun to go through as an editorial team and choose some of our favorite works.

Julia Nusbaum, Editor-in-Chief/Founder of HerStry, 04 September 2021

A: Due to my imposter syndrome, I did not nominate work until 2020. I didn't feel qualified to choose between all of our talented submitters and avoided the process altogether, which I now understand robbed our submitters from the opportunity to be nominated.
I am committed to nominating work for awards moving forward and started with the 2020 Pushcart Prize!

A: Not at the moment. We are a fairly new publication, but we would love to nominate work once we have grown and expanded.

A: Yes we do - but very selectively. Sadly most awards still require physical copies so the cost of entering is huge for niche publishers - we can't enter all the awards we would like to.

A: Yes, I do. I nominate our best entries for Best of the Net, the Pushcart Prize, and other awards.

A: Where applicable. Nothing of ours is going to win a National Book Award, but we pay more attention to state, country, and genre-specific awards.

A: Yes, we nominate work for the Pushcart Awards every year. We hope to do more in the future.

A: No.

Jessica Spruill Waggoner, Managing Editor of HeartWood, 19 August 2021