Pushcart Prize Nominations 2021

The Disappointed Housewife is pleased to nominate the following stories and poems for the 2021 Pushcart Prizes:


“Mid-Januinary Radio Jam” by Jim Meirose

“The Hopskotch King” by Jake Sheff

“The Apparitions” by Kirsty McGrory


“Oranges (for Frank O’Hara) by Christina M. Rau

“If I seem distracted, I’m working on my party trick” by Lisa Bledsoe


“Two Guys Carrying a Toilet into Taco Bell” by Jacqueline Doyle

Congratulations to the writers, and we hope our readers have relished another yearful of healthy and nutritious offbeat lit.

To potential contributors, read these pieces and spend some time in our archives to see what we have an appetite for. As we like to say around here, The Disappointed Housewife publishes work you’re not likely to find anywhere else.

And to our readers: Thank you for your continued support!

Kevin Brennan
The Disappointed Housewife