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Special Mention for “Laidlaw” in Pushcart 2011

by on Feb.19, 2011, under News

"Laidlaw," originally published in Ecotone 8, received a Special Mention in the 2011 edition of The Pushcart Prize anthology.  A bit of background from the Pushcart website:
 
The Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in the pages of our annual collections.
 
Writers who were first noticed here include: Raymond Carver, Tim O’Brien, Jayne Anne Phillips, Charles Baxter, Andre Dubus, Susan Minot, Mona Simpson, John Irving, Rick Moody, and many more. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series.
 
"Primary Next of Kin," originally published in Northwest Review, received a Special Mention in the 2008 anthology.