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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Review: The Pushcart Prize XXIX: Best of the Small Presses

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I love to read a short story before I fall asleep. It has an ending, obviously, so I don't stay up all night reading! Read full review

Review: The Pushcart Prize XXXI: Best of the Small Presses (2007 Edition)

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Though this was published in 2007, the material is heavy on 9/11-Bush-Iraq material. Reading it now, it seems positively dated. Some of it works (such as a story about a strange encounter at an ... 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.