Mark Doty to Judge 2009 Wabash Prize in Poetry

BY MEHDI OKASI, Editor-in-Chief Sycamore Review is pleased to announce that accomplished writer, Mark Doty, will judge the 2009 Wabash Prize in Poetry.  Mr. Doty will join the ranks of prior esteemed judges Billy Collins and Eavan Boland.  Stay tuned for more information regarding the contest. Mark Doty’s Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems,  won … Continue reading Mark Doty to Judge 2009 Wabash Prize in Poetry

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2009 Wabash Prize in Fiction

BY MEHDI OKASI, Editor-in-Chief Thank you to everyone who submitted to the 2009 Wabash Prize in Fiction.  This has been by far one of our most successful contests with close to six hundred entries.  Our final judge, Tobias Wolff, was very excited by the stories and had a difficult time choosing our winner.  Look for … Continue reading Congratulations to the Winner of the 2009 Wabash Prize in Fiction

Congratulations Patrick Nevins

BY MEHDI OKASI, Editor-in-Chief Sycamore Review’s former managing editor, Patrick Nevins, has published a story in the newest issue of Freight Stories.  You can read Patrick’s story, entitled “Harboring” here.  Also published in the issue are writers Lee Martin, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Daniel Wallace, and others.  This is Freight Stories’ fourth volume.  Congratulations to the journal … Continue reading Congratulations Patrick Nevins

Winner of the 2008 Wabash Prize in Poetry

BY MEHDI OKASI, Editor-in-Chief Congratulations to Jim Tilley whose poem, “On the Art of Patience,” won the 2008 Wabash Prize in Poetry.  Judge Billy Collins wrote:”The speaker of this poem may be stalled in a store waiting for help, but his restless consciousness continues to move through a series of quirky associations, which run freely while being lightly enclosed … Continue reading Winner of the 2008 Wabash Prize in Poetry

Announcing Fiction Judge for 2009 Wabash Prize in Fiction

BY MEHDI OKASI, Editor-in-Chief With the 2008 Wabash prize in poetry finalists sent off to Billy Collins, we at Sycamore are thinking ahead to the next big contest: the 2009 Wabash prize in fiction.  Next year the venerable and prolific novelist, memoirist, and short story writer, Mr. Tobias Wolff, will be judging our contest.  We … Continue reading Announcing Fiction Judge for 2009 Wabash Prize in Fiction

Best New American Voices

BY THERESA SMITH, Poetry Editor I haven’t seen it posted on the blog yet, but a shout out to our Editor-in-Chief Mehdi Okasi.  His beautifully written story “Salvation Army” has been included in Best New American Voices 2009.  Congratulations Mehdi!