We cannot begin to describe how thankful we are to the numerous writers, poets, artists, painters, photographers, and other creatives who have coated our first year of operations with such light and joy and purpose. We would not be where we are today without the contributors who have put faith into our journal, the readers who make curating each issue worthwhile, and the team who has allowed L'Éphémère Review to flourish and thrive since the very beginning. 

As a small token of gratitude, we are please to announce our nominations for the 2018 Pushcart Prize. Good luck to all those we have nominated, those who we have featured or will feature in our journal, and to every fledging and fully-winged poet and artist waiting to take flight.


Marley Stuart, A Brief Visit
Cindy Song, Mangata
Dana Alsamsam, Dis(solution)
Jasmine Cui, Glutton
Stephanie Tom, Entropy and All Its Names
Jack B. Bedell, Prayer Doesn’t Have To

KANIKA LAWTON is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, poet, and editor from Vancouver, Canada. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a Minor in Film Studies from the University of British Columbia, where she served as an editor with the UBC Undergraduate Film Student Association. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of L’Éphémère Review, edits for Venus Magazine, and the Community Manager of The Murmur House. A Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold and Silver Key recipient and 2018 Porkbelly Press Micro Chapbook Series finalist, Kanika's work has appeared in The Rising Phoenix ReviewRambutan LiteraryRicepaper MagazineBombus PressPUBLIC POOL, and The Ellis Review, among others. Ocean-bound since birth, Kanika can be found on Twitter @honeyveined and her website kanikalawton.weebly.com.