Lauren Allen of Lugoff has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. Her poem "Corduroy Road," was nominated by the editors of The Petigru Review, South Carolina Writers Workshop’s anthology. It will compete with other nominated short stories, poems, and essays to be included in the annual collection.
The Pushcart Prize series, published every year since 1976, honors the best work in small presses during the previous year. It is one of the most prestigious literary projects in American literature.
Allen, a professional horse trainer, is earning her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction at the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the South Carolina Writers Workshop and a past winner of the organization’s Carrie McCray award for both nonfiction and poetry.