We’re pleased to announce the winners, honorable mentions, and finalists from our 2nd annual Great American Sentence Contest!
Joy Williams has won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.
We’re running a Great American Sentence contest. Winner earns $300. No fee. Join us. Anyone can write a sentence.
Wherein the staff shares favorite epistolary novels, poems, and collections and whether they’ve ever been waiting anxiously at a mailbox.
We asked staff and friends to name books they thought the reading public may have unwittingly passed by, whether because they’re gems that have gone unnoticed in the gravel or because they “deserve” to reach a wider audience.
Our three judges read carefully (and blindly) through these entries, weighing both the beauty and economy of the words within.
In June, 1915 the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” was published in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. T.S. Eliot began writing it five years earlier around the age of 22 and it was his first poem published outside an educational institution.