THE PUSHCART PRIZE XXI: Best of the Small Presses

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

As always in the Pushcart collections of stories, essays, and poems from the little magazines, there is a wide range of quality and a good balance of names familiar and scarcely known. Series editor and publisher Henderson has long had a sharp eye for talent and for the quirky, if not the trendy. Here, despite the expected occasional dud, he has culled interesting works from 44 sources ranging ... Read full review

THE PUSHCART PRIZE XX: Best of the Small Presses

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

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 published by small presses and literary magazines and bring them to a wider audience. This 20th collection contains much to delight, a spectral range of voices: lyrical, brutal, naive, devious. Debra Spark ... Read full review

THE PUSHCART PRIZE 2007: Best of the Small Press

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Pushcart pushes on, entering its fourth decade of anthologizing the year's crop of small- and literary- press stories, poems and essays.As usual, these overstuffed pages, always with a surprise or two, contain a mix of the well known and not—though, this year, the number of workshop celebrities seems lower than normal. There is the familiar blend of the exalted with the humdrum, for even after ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

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)

User Review  - Christopher Ryan - Goodreads

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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