BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief After careful consideration, guest judge Jane Hirshfield has selected Nancy K. Pearson’s poem “Selene’s Horse” as the winner of Sycamore Review‘s 2010 Wabash Prize for Poetry. Hirshfield said of Pearson’s poem: Each of the finalist poems I read had exceptional strengths. “Selene’s Horse” stepped forward for me because of three things. … Continue reading 2010 Wabash Prize for Poetry Results!
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief Sycamore Review is proud to announce that award-winning author Antonya Nelson will be selecting the winner of our 2011 Wabash Prize for Fiction. Few writers have demonstrated such mastery of the short story form, and no other writer tackles family life with such voice, precision, and insight. Nelson is the author of … Continue reading Antonya Nelson to Judge 2011 Wabash Prize for Fiction
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief Author Samrat Upadhyay will be visiting Purdue University’s campus tomorrow for a Q&A and a reading. Check out the details on our reading series page. Upadhyay was the first Nepali author writing in English to be widely published in the West. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and … Continue reading Buddha’s Orphans by Samrat Upadhyay
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief I’m excited to announce that donations to Sycamore Review can now be made online! Giving to SR not only helps keep a great journal in print–it also helps fund our literacy outreach efforts (check out our Looseleaf page for more information). Now, making a contribution is easier than ever. We’ll list you … Continue reading Donate to Sycamore Review Online!
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief It’s a sad fact of life here at Sycamore Review. Because we are a graduate student-run publication, our editors change every year or two. This summer, four staffers will be leaving us: Managing Editor Katie Connor, Fiction Editor James Xiao, Nonfiction Editor Ruth Joynton, and Assistant Director of Creative Writing Chris … Continue reading Wishing the Best To Our Outgoing Editors
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief Mehdi Okasi, former editor-in-chief of Sycamore Review, has won the National Society of Arts and Letters annual short story competition. The award comes with a prize of $10,000. That’s the same amount as the Pulitzer! The contest was judged by Arbor Books Publisher Larry Leichman and authors William Luuvas and Lauren … Continue reading Congratulations to Mehdi Okasi
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief I’m excited to announce that the upcoming issue of Sycamore Review, due out this summer, will feature the artwork of Montreal-based artist Amber Albrecht. We’re big fans of her work, which is heavily influenced by folklore and female iconography. Here are some of her drawings and silkscreens that will grace the … Continue reading The Artwork of Amber Albrecht
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 22.2, due out in July, is shaping up to be a fantastic one. It … Continue reading Reading Session Now Closed
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief Sycamore Review is excited to announce that Jane Hirshfield will be judging the 2010 Wabash Prize for Poetry. An award-winning poet, translator, and essayist, Jane Hirshfield is the author of six collections of poetry, including After (shortlisted for England’s T.S. Eliot Prize and named a “best book of 2006” by the Washington … Continue reading Jane Hirshfield to Judge Sycamore Review’s 2010 Wabash Prize for Poetry
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief We’d like to congratulate Sherman Alexie. The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced today that it has selected his story collection War Dances as the winner of its 2010 award for fiction. Finalists included Barbara Kingsolver for The Lacuna, Lorraine M. Lopez for Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories, Lorrie Moore for A Gate … Continue reading Sherman Alexie Wins 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction