New Letters magazine wins two Pushcart Prizes

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The editorial board of Pushcart Prizes: Best of the Small Presses has announced that New Letters – the University of Missouri-Kansas City‘s (UMKC) international magazine of writing and art – has won two awards for work published in 2010. An essay by the famed poet and essayist B.H. Fairchild, called “Logophilia,” joins a short story called “Rockaway,” by the up-and-coming literary talent Lydia Conklin. Both works first appeared in the summer 2010 edition of New Letters and will be reprinted in The Pushcart Prizes: XXXVI (2012).

Editors and editorial board members nominate thousands of works each year for Pushcart Prizes. Other Pushcart Prize nominees from the 2010 issues of New Letters include: Rose Bunch, Mariko Nagai, Gary Soto, Dorthe Nors, Kerry James Evans, Gary Gildner, Siobhan Fallon, Robin Hemley, Michael Downs, Robert Day, Chad McCracken and Cynthia Lewis.

Edited by Bill Henderson with a national network of Pushcart Prize editors, Pushcart Prize XXXVI is published by Pushcart Press and distributed by W.W. Norton Inc.

In its 77th year of continuous quarterly publishing, New Letters has stayed at the forefront of American and international writing. Join the New Letters Literary Initiative, with a multi-year subscription. The best-deal rate is $52 for three years (four issues each year, and $22 for one year). Contact New Letters at (816) 235-1168,, or at 5101 Rockhill Road, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo. 64110.

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