FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2009
Contact: Laura Byerley
New Letters magazine receives three national awards
KANSAS CITY, MO.
–Three works published in
New Letters – the University of Missouri-Kansas
City’s (UMKC) international magazine of writing and art
– have been chosen to appear in
“The Pushcart Prize XXXIV, Best of the Small Presses
“The Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small
Presses” series has been published every year since
1976. Each year, writers and editors across the
country nominate thousands of short fiction stories,
poems and essays to receive Pushcart Prizes. Of
those, about 60 are selected for Pushcart Prizes.
“Two Studies in Entropy” – a fiction work by
Sara Pritchard; “How to Succeed in Po Biz” – an essay by
Kim Addonizio; and “In Africa” – a fiction work by
Edward Hoagland received Pushcart Prizes after appearing
in New Letters.
“For a single publication to be selected for
three Pushcart Prizes in one year is nearly unheard of,”
said Robert Stewart, Editor of New Letters.
“This shows that New Letters remains – in its 75th year
– on the front line of national magazines that publish
literature. I am especially gratified that recent
honors for New Letters have come from diverse
sources, ranging from the 2008 National Magazine Award,
with its more commercial component, to The Pushcart
Prize, with its emphasis on literary writers and
Writers who were first noticed through
Pushcart Prizes include Raymond Carver, Tim O’Brien,
Jayne Anne Phillips, Charles Baxter, Andre Dubus, Susan
Minot, Mona Simpson, John Irving and Rick Moody.
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