Amorak Huey's manuscript "Seducing the Asparagus Queen" has been chosen as the winner of the 2018 Vern Rutsala Book Contest. Runners up are Kimo Reder's "A Maxim-Map of Manhattan," James Haug's "Big Crow Town," and Ceridwen Hall's "Excursions." Cloudbank’s nominees for the 2018 Pushcart Prize are Kim Kent's "Walking Along the Beach, High on Mushrooms, Christmas Day," Tiah Lindner Raphael’s "All the Siblings You Never Had Get Together for Their Annual Reunion Camp Out,” Michael Findlay's “Everything” and Alina Stefanescu’s “I Could Not Explain the Abortion Without Referencing Smaller Things.”