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What do Pushcart Prize nominations really mean, anyway?

With over 10,000 nominations each year, is it ever ok to brag about your Pushcart nod? And how helpful is a nomination for your career in the long term? We spoke to writers and editors to find out.

When good assignments go bad

You pitched it. Sold it. Researched it. You’re ready to write it. Then calamity strikes.