By Jessica Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief If there is a verbal equivalent of a beaming smile, then consider me doing that here. A high bar has been set by former Editor-in-Chief Anthony Cook (thank you, Tony, for all of your amazing work these last two years!), and I am thrilled and honored to be continuing the Sycamore … Continue reading Introducing Editor-in-Chief Jessica Jacobs
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in Issue 23.2, due out in July. Fiction: You’ll find Joe B. Sill’s story, “The Duck,” in which the main character is a young Anton Chekov. It’s a story that is at once ambitious and quiet. Antonya Nelson selected the story as the winner … Continue reading Issue 23.2 Preview
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief After careful consideration, guest judge Antonya Nelson has selected Joe B. Sills’ story, “The Duck,” as the winner of Sycamore Review’s 2011 Wabash Prize for Fiction. “The Duck” is at once deceptively simple and incredibly ambitious–its central character is a young Anton Chekhov. Ms. Nelson said of ”The Duck”: ”This story stands out … Continue reading 2011 Wabash Prize for Fiction Results!
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief Our reading session is closed as of today, April 1. Thank you to all who submitted. We have received a lot of exciting work, some of which we’re still reading. One thing is already clear, though: Issue 23.2, due out in July, is shaping up to be a fantastic one. It … Continue reading Reading Session Now Closed
Samrat Upadhyay sat down with Sycamore Review’s Anthony Cook for an interview before a live audience at Purdue University in September. You can click on the following links to listen to audio clips from the conversation. A complete transcript of the interview follows. Clip 1: Outlines & Superstitions Clip 2: Short Stories vs. Novels Clip … Continue reading The Audio Files: An Interview with Samrat Upadhyay
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief The New York Times Sunday Book Review has a write up on Elizabeth Stuckey-French’s new novel, The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady. Stuckey-French will be visiting us Thursday for a reading at 7:30 p.m. in Purdue’s Krannert Auditorium. There will also be an interview the same day, at 4:30 p.m. at the Hicks Undergraduate … Continue reading N.Y. Times Sunday Book Review on Stuckey-French’s new novel
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief I’m pleased to announce that former United States Poet Laureate Louise Glück will be judging Sycamore Review‘s 2011 Wabash Prize for Poetry. We couldn’t be more excited to have such a talented and iconic figure in the field judging our contest. Glück is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently A … Continue reading Louise Glück to Judge 2011 Wabash Prize for Poetry
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief A few years ago, we published a mission statement encouraging submissions that take a “reflective look at our national identity and how that identity is perceived by the world.” You won’t find that mission statement anywhere now. To be frank, we grew tired of predictable and preachy stories, poems, and essays … Continue reading Winter/Spring Issue Preview
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief Sycamore Review has a rich history of discovering talented writers and publishing new work by established writers. In 1990, we published a chapter of Derek Walcott‘s Omeros, which helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature two years later. We’ve published Pulitzer Prize winners (John Updike, Paul Muldoon, and Mary Oliver), U.S. Poet Laureates (Billy Collins and Donald Hall), and … Continue reading Comprehensive List of Contributors Now Available!
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief I’m excited to announce that the upcoming issue of Sycamore Review, due out next month, will feature the artwork of Blaine Fontana. We’re big fans of his paintings. He works primarily with acrylic, often using wood and panel for his medium. This mixture of the man made and the natural is … Continue reading The artwork of Blaine Fontana