Each year, The Fabulist submits a selection of stories to the Pushcart Prize nominating committee for inclusion in their annual Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Press anthology.
This year marks a first for us, as one of our selections — Rin Kelly’s “Wax Works” — was formally nominated by the Pushcart Prize Board of Contributing Editors for the 47th edition of their anthology.
It is a bittersweet nomination, as we lost Rin on November 7, 2020. Today, through the efforts of her family and advocates, her short fiction is being published in journals around the United States, and her first (and final) novel is in an editorial process for submission to agents and publishers.
You can read more about Rin in an appreciation by San Francisco writer Jenny Bitner.