After very careful deliberation, much discussion, and some agonizing (with input from our four primary readers – publisher, general editor, advisory editor, and proofreader), we have decided to nominate each of the following selections from PAIN AND MEMORY for a Pushcart Prize:
1. “Aisha,” a short story by Rivka Keren, translated from the Hebrew by Maayan Keren (appears on page 1 of the book).
2. “Cartography,” a short story by Tim Nees (appears on page 95 of the book).
3. “Breakfast Mourning,” a poem by Jennifer Clark (appears on page 164 of the book).
Congratulations to the nominees – and many thanks to all of the contributors: we love our authors! Daniel Cartaina, Jennifer Clark, Kathie Giorgio, Howie Good, Jomar Daniel Isip, Rivka Keren, Mitch Levenberg, Robert P. McParland, Tim Nees, Ryan C. Neighbors, Rebecca Newth, Elizabeth Primamore, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Lynne Shapiro, Anique Taylor, Cynthia Trenshaw, Anne Whitehouse, Elizabeth Yokas. Amazon link.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
PAIN AND MEMORY is published. After tinkering (a bit too much) with the cover (although we had decided on another cover some weeks ago), we have agreed to use what you see here - this is the front. The back cover lists alphabetically all of the contributors who have made the book possible. If you scroll down this blog, you can see their names here. The volume is available on Amazon - get there by clicking in this post on the book cover or the title. Once we get our shipment of contributor copies from the printer, those will be mailed from our office. ~ Shortly we will begin collecting work for COMMON BOUNDARY, the immigration and international adoption volume - you can link to the guidelines from this blog. Consider submitting - spread the word - invite others to submit.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
We have received a proof copy of PAIN AND MEMORY from the printer and are very happy. There are some minor changes we’d like to make to the text, and we are re-considering the cover, but we expect to have a finished book within the next few weeks.