HCP Pushcart Prize Nominees

Hidden Charm Press is pleased to announce nominees for the 2015 Pushcart Prize anthology.


“Selfies” by Marcie Eanes from MoJo! – March 2015

“The Zookie McNeil Jazz Quartet” and “Salvadore Balducci” from the chapbook Playground: poems (2015) by Margie Shaheed

Extra MoJo! #2 Anthology Seeks Submissions

HCP’s online sister journal MoJo! is closed for submissions for 2015; however:

The print anthology Extra MoJo! #2 is open for submissions of Black women’s poetry and flash memoir.

DEADLINE:  February 15, 2016.

There is no submission fee, and this is a nonpaying market.

The Press is based in New England, USA, but open to global submissions.


For examples of what the publisher is looking for, see Archives and Guidelines on the MoJo! site:

Link here:  MOJO!

updated on 11/12/15

Questions are always welcome: mojo_hcp@outlook.com


Margie Shaheed: Poetry Contest 2014 Winner

Playground: poems by Margie Shaheed

In this collection, the neighborhood bar is an adult playground. The metaphor is extended by a motif which includes children’s rhymes and references to toys and games. The language is gritty in spots, and sometimes profane, but always life-affirming.


PlaygroundCover cover image c. 2015 James Polacci

Margie Shaheed is a community poet, writer, and teaching artist. She is the author of Mosaic (NightBallet Press, 2013) and Onomatopoeia (NightBallet Press, 2015).   Her work has also appeared in print journals including Essence Magazine, Black Magnolias, The Mom Egg Review, and Blackberry as well as online at TimBookTu and Femficatio.

Mignon Ariel King’s Memoir

The memoir of a 50-year-old Black American woman who survived the ideological race, class, and gender wars in academe in the ’90s!  The narrative explains how Ms. King transformed from a former English instructor into a language artist and small-press publisher.  Good for her…but what about the following generations of girls?

Available on Amazon

Cover image: copyright 2012 Patricia Wallace Jones

Cover image: Copyright 2012 Patricia Wallace Jones

Extra MoJo! — On Sale Now

Extra MoJo! is a paperback anthology by 21 Black women writers.  Poetry.  Memoir.  Social Commentary. 



Cover image c. 2012 by Jessica Grundy

Featuring the best of Issues 1-10 of the online journal  MoJo(See archived work examples via the MoJo! tab above.)

Introducing Hidden Charm Press

New small press for Black and African-American women’s memoir and poetry!

This is the sister press of MoJo! –an online literary magazine.