We know a book like that: Common Boundary: Stories of Immigration – a modest book from a modest publisher. Does the book make any contribution to *American literature*? We’d like to think so.
We’ve gone ahead and submitted Common Boundary to be considered for an American Book Award (granted by the Before Columbus Foundation). Bold, yes. Daring, perhaps. Presumptuous, maybe. But we believe in what we are doing – and believe sincerely in the literary merit of our contributors. We have faith in the enduring power of the written word.