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
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
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By Adam Lefton, Managing Editor Did you wake up today thinking there was something you’d forgotten to do? You probably did. Writers are a forgetful lot. Fortunately, we here at Sycamore Review are working hard to remember for you: today’s the deadline for the 2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction. Aimee Bender will be judging, and the winner will … Continue reading Don’t Forget: Last Day to Submit to the 2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction
Jessica Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief With the March 30 deadline for the 2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction coming up fast, looking back at our archives, we were gratified to see how many of our contributors have gone on to impressive writing careers. One such writer is Benjamin Percy, whose story “Unearthed” was featured in Sycamore Review Issue … Continue reading 2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction: Only Two More Days to Enter
By Jessica Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief Though we have already received many exciting entries for this year’s Wabash Prize for Fiction, with judge Aimee Bender, we have decided to extend the deadline until March 30. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Summer/Fall issue of Sycamore. A year’s subscription is included in the $15 entry … Continue reading Wabash Fiction Deadline Extended Until March 30!
by Dallas Woodburn, Assistant Fiction Editor Sycamore Review is proud to announce that award-winning novelist and short-story writer Aimee Bender will be selecting the winner of our 2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction. First prize is $1,000 and publication in the next issue of Sycamore Review. Bender is the author of four books: The Girl in the … Continue reading Aimee Bender to Judge 2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction
by Joe B. Sills Little by little I am entering into a fantastic world. -Chekhov The first snow of winter falls on The Taganrog Gymnasium for Boys. Students exit from a wide doorway, each of them uniformed in a dark blue tunic with a long row of copper buttons. A first-grader removes his cloak and … Continue reading THE DUCK: an excerpt of the 2011 Wabash Fiction Prize story
Today is the postmark deadline for the 2011 Wabash Prize for Fiction. We’ve already received many strong entries and we’re looking forward to sending the best of them to guest judge Antonya Nelson, who will choose the winner (you can read an excerpt from last year’s winning entry here.). The winner will receive $1,000 and … Continue reading 2011 Wabash Prize for Fiction: Deadline Today!
Adam Prince, the 2010 Wabash Fiction Prize winner, has been on quite a roll recently. Besides winning the 2010 Wabash Prize for his story “Island of the Lost Boys” which Peter Ho Davies noted for its “acute observations, wry wit, and delicate characterization.…The result is a quietly, almost furtively, heartbreaking story.” Beyond winning the Wabash … Continue reading Adam Prince is Angry and Determined