Rachel Furey’s Birth Act, winner of the 2009 Wabash Prize in Fiction, was selected by the editors of the Best American series as one of the past year’s top stories. Birth Act appeared in issue 21.2. Congratulations to Rachel! You can read an excerpt from this wonderful story here.
BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief Sycamore Review is pleased to announce its 2009 Pushcart nominees. They include four excellent poems and two fantastic short stories. Feel free to click on the highlighted links to read samples, learn about the authors, or check out the issues in which they appear. Poetry In the Garden of Migrating Ghosts … Continue reading Sycamore Announces Pushcart Nominations
BY RACHEL FUREY In front of her sixth grade class, Riley acts out her own birth. Mother’s Day is this weekend and this is supposed to be a simple speech – something with pleasant platitudes about her mother’s kind acts. Things like baking cookies and making dresses and teaching her how to catch fireflies. But … Continue reading BIRTH ACT (an excerpt)
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