About Pushcart Press

Bill Caricature ‘81

Drawing by Jon Richards

The Pushcart Press is devoted to writers, small presses and non-commercial publishing. Our office is an 8’X8’ backyard shack on Long Island, New York. Founded in 1972, we have published over sixty titles, distributed by W.W. Norton & Co.

The Pushcart Press has been recognized as among the most influential publishers in American history by Publishers Weekly. Pushcart won the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award (2005), The Poets & Writers/Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Prize (2006), and Publishers Weekly’s Carey Thomas Prize for publisher of the year (1979).

The Press is best known for its annual anthology The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, published every year for more than three decades and featuring outstanding fiction, poetry, memoirs and essays selected from hundreds of little magazines and small book publishers.

Over the years, Pushcart Press has remained a one-person outfit, sustained with the help of hundreds of friends and contributing editors.

Pushcart’s letters and manuscripts and other documents are archived at the Lilly Library of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.