The Pushcart Prize XX: Best of the Small Presses

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Pushcart Press, The, Apr 1, 1996 - Fiction - 580 pages
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The most honored literary series in America celebrates two decades of continuous publication..

Winner of Publishers Weekly's Carey-Thomas Award, selected many times as the "outstanding book of the year" by the New York Times Book Review, and chosen for two Book-of-the-Month Club QPBC selections, the annual Pushcart Prize sets the standard of excellence for literary anthologies. Picking from thousands of nominations, each year it presents the most distinguished short stories, essays, and poetry first published by small presses and magazines nationwide; and each year it is hailed as a touchstone of literary discovery.

This year the Pushcart Prize surpasses its own reputation with an astonishing diversity of writers, some renowned and many others destined for fame. Selected from hundreds of journals and presses, Pushcart Prize XX brings together the finest writing in America today and continues its tradition of introducing to a wider public the dazzling literary galaxy of the small press.

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The 25th anniversary edition of a tradition in American literature, heavier on quantity than quality but still worth perusing for some showstoppers.Henderson's introduction alone makes for worthwhile ... Read full review

THE PUSHCART PRIZE XX: Best of the Small Presses

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The Pushcart Prize's 20th anniversary is a cause for celebration and concern. No devoted reader can criticize the Pushcart Prize's raison d'ątre: to recognize the best stories, poems, and essays ... Read full review



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Bill Henderson is the founder and editor of the Pushcart Prize. He received the 2006 National Book Critic Circle's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Poets & Writers / Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. He lives in Wainscott, New York.