The Pushcart Prize XXX: Best of the Small Presses

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Pushcart Press, Nov 1, 2005 - Literary Collections - 539 pages
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This edition of the long-honored anthology of small-press fiction, essays, and poetry marks its third decade, an amazing feat of survival and excellence. Like previous editions, The Pushcart Prize XXX presents over sixty selections picked from hundreds of little magazines and presses with the help of over 200 distinguished contributing editors. In the Pushcart tradition, this fascinating collection combines the work of today's luminaries with a host of new talents, creating an exciting assembly of diverse voices. Since 1976, The Pushcart Prize has been "the single best measure of the state of affairs in American literature today," according to the New York Times Book Review. Many of today's celebrated writers received their first recognition in The Pushcart Prize, which over the years has tracked small-press enthusiasms from traditional to experimental in an unsurpassed eclectic gathering.

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The nicest thing about the Pushcart Prize is that it serves as a sort of smorgasbord for anyone hungry to explore contemporary literature not only via new authors, but new publications as well. This ... Read full review

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April 2007. Allentown. 3* This anthology is always dependable for some good stuff. It, the B.A.S.S. and the O'Henry annual compilations, used to be xmas presents, but when the volumes filled an entire book shelf and spilled over, and we began to think about moving...



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Bill Henderson is the author of "The Kid That Could", a novel, & two memoirs, "His Son" & "Her Father". He is the founder & publisher of Pushcart Press & the editor of the acclaimed Pushcart Prize series. He lives on Long Island & in Maine.

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