2014 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction Now Open – Judged by Leslie Jamison

We are pleased to announce that the second annual Wabash Prize for Nonfiction is now open! Bestselling author Leslie Jamison will serve as the final judge. First prize in the contest is $1,000 and publication in the next issue of Sycamore Review. Leslie Jamison is the author of The Empathy Exams, a New York Times bestselling essay collection, … Continue reading 2014 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction Now Open – Judged by Leslie Jamison

Presenting the winners of the 2014 Wabash Prize for Fiction

In this year’s Wabash Prize for Fiction, judge Rebecca Makkai awarded the top prize to the “surefooted and organic” story “Flotsam” by John Englehardt, with Jasmine Sawers’ “At the Lung” as the runner-up. Rounding out the finalists were: “Spawn of Doctor Macabre” by Steve Trumpeter “Lost in the Flood” by Jordan Farmer “Prince of Nigeria” … Continue reading Presenting the winners of the 2014 Wabash Prize for Fiction

Rebecca Makkai to judge Wabash Prize for Fiction; Submissions Closed

Sycamore Review is pleased to announce that the 2014 Wabash Prize for Fiction will be judged by acclaimed author Rebecca Makkai. The winner, selected by Makkai, will receive a $1000 prize and publication in Sycamore Review. Rebecca Makkai’s second novel, The Hundred-Year House, will be available in summer, 2014 from Viking/Penguin. Her first novel, The Borrower, was a Booklist Top … Continue reading Rebecca Makkai to judge Wabash Prize for Fiction; Submissions Closed

2013 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction, featuring judge Cheryl Strayed, open for submissions

We are pleased to announce that the second annual Wabash Prize for Nonfiction is now open, and bestselling author Cheryl Strayed will serve as the final judge. First prize in the contest is $1,000 and publication in the next issue of Sycamore Review. Cheryl Strayed is the acclaimed author of Wild: From Lost to Found on … Continue reading 2013 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction, featuring judge Cheryl Strayed, open for submissions

Wabash Poetry Prize: Why We Want Your Poems in the Sycamore Review

By Matt Kilbane, Co-Poetry Editor Here’s something we know, whether we know it or not: there is only One Poem. To put it uncomfortably, and in no way plainly: this One Poem burns/floats/transpires always beneath/above/within us, pulsing in all its obscure glory and redolent music, as conduit to the human soul and psyche. When you’re … Continue reading Wabash Poetry Prize: Why We Want Your Poems in the Sycamore Review

2012 Wabash Poetry Prize, with Judge Nikky Finney

By Jessica Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief With the Nonfiction Prize now closed, we are thrilled to officially announce that the 2012 Wabash Prize for Poetry will be judged by Nikky Finney. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication. In addition to the 2011 National Book Award-winning collection Head Off & Split, she is the author of three other … Continue reading 2012 Wabash Poetry Prize, with Judge Nikky Finney