The Pushcart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses 2015 Edition (Paperback)
"Like discovering yet one more galaxy." - World Literature Today
Publishers Weekly in its boxed and starred review of last year’s edition of this annual anthology commented “With large publishing houses facing an uncertain future, the Pushcart Prize is more valuable than ever in highlighting the unique voices thriving in America’s small presses.”
As David Ulin, Los Angeles Times book critic recently commented on the series: “I’ve had a love of these anthologies for many years – for their diversity, their range of expression and also for their commitment to writing and publishing.”
Edited with the assistance of over 200 distinguished Contributing Editors – including Guest Poetry Editors Eduardo Corral and Claudia Rankine – this volume was selected from over 8000 nominations of stories, essays and poetry sent in by hundreds of presses, a complete roster of today’s outstanding non-commercial publishers.
The Pushcart Prize has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle, Publishers Weekly, Poets & Writers / Barnes & Noble and others, and acclaimed by readers and reviewers internationally.
About the Author
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 is also the author of several memoirs, including All My Dogs: A Life. The founder of the Lead Pencil Club, Henderson lives on Long Island and In Maine where he runs the Pushcart bookstore – “the world’s smallest bookstore.”
More than 200 Contributing Editors and CO-Editors help select the annual volumes of The Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prize Editors come from almost every state in the USA and around the world. Every year more than 8,000 nominations are received for the Pushcart Prize.
Pushcart offers a clear and refreshingly panoramic view of the current state of creative writing. Essential reading, as always.