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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"As ever, there are a few misfires and humdrummeries, but the Pushcart anthology remains essential for players in the writing game."
The annual Pushcart Prize anthology hits three dozen with characteristic heft and customary good taste. Read full book review >

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THE PUSHCART PRIZE XXXVIII by Bill Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"Of a piece with previous Pushcart collections, all 37 of them, and a revealing picture of the state of the art in modern American letters."
The venerable literary annual turns 38, with no signs of slowing down. Read full book review >

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THE PUSHCART PRIZE XXXIX by Bill Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"Useful as an annual state-of-the-art address, even if the state of the art would seem to be only middling."
An old warhorse takes another turn of the track, just shy of its 40th. Read full book review >

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THE PUSHCART PRIZE XLI by Bill Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"There's something for everyone here, and anyone with an interest in contemporary letters will want to see the venerable Pushcart's picks."
Forty-one and counting: the latest installment of the literary prize volume delivers, as ever, with abundance and occasional splendor. Read full book review >

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THE PUSHCART PRIZE XL by Bill Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Indeed. But apart from presenting an overstuffed selection of good work, Pushcart affords room for hope. Here's looking forward to many more editions."
The venerable literary annual turns 40, with no signs of slowing down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Essential for writers real and potential studying the market and otherwise reading the tea leaves. For others, not so much."
An old literary warhorse plods along, with no sign of going lame—but without much energy, either. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2009

"Smart, if perhaps a touch thick around the middle, as befits the onset of middle age."
The 34th annual gathering of the small-press tribes, as broad-ranging as ever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Seventy-four entries were selected out of over 5,000 nominations. Another cut might well have been made, but there is wheat here among the chaff."
The 25th anniversary edition of a tradition in American literature, heavier on quantity than quality but still worth perusing for some showstoppers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Henderson, to account for Pushcart's successful existence outside corporate publishing—no one, that is, except readers interested in good writing."
Here's the ever-welcome annual sampling of noncommercial publishing, full enough of poems, stories, and essays to redeem Henderson's somewhat self-congratulatory introductory declaration of literary independence (and survival). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A mixed bag, as with all Pushcart volumes. But mostly good, and with plenty of bang for the buck."
Still published from a garden shed, the venerable small-press anthology turns 32. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"The Pushcart shows itself again a stream to pan for gold in."
The Pushcart, that great democratic literary experiment, continues, in its ample girth, to rumble forward filled with gems, blunders, bafflements, and gifts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A surprising, vital collection that should hearten all serious readers."
It's hard not to get too excited about the latest enormous volume of the best of the noncommercial world of short stories, poetry, and essays. Read full book review >