Alan Catlin

Alan Catlin Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

Local poet, writer, and HVWG member Alan Catlin was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his stories “All the Coney Islands of the Mind.”

The Pushcart Prize is an American literary prize published by Pushcart Press that honors the best “poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot” published in the small presses over the previous year. The series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America – including Highest Honors from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Since 1976, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry, and essays have been represented in our annual collections. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series. Every volume contains an index of past selections, plus lists of outstanding presses with addresses.



Catlin is no stranger to the Pushcart Prize as he has been nominated more than 20 times over the course of his writing career. You can read his nominated story on The Chamber Magazine website.

Alan Catlin has published in six decades.  He had well over sixty chapbooks and full-length books to his credit, including the Slipstream Chapbook Award-winning Blue Velvet in 2017, two from Night Ballet Press, Hollyweird, and Beautiful Mutants, and full-length books Wild Beauty and American Odyssey from Future Cycle Press, as well as, Last Man Standing from Lummox Press.  He is the poetry and reviews editor of misfit magazine online.