The 2012 edition of the Pushcart Prize anthology has just arrived in the office, and we’re proud to see some works from New England Review cited in its pages. Patrick Phillips’s poem “A Spell Against Gods” (31.2) is a prize-winner this year, and two stories, Castle Freeman’s “The Next Thing on Benefit” (31.1) and Elizabeth Schulte’s “The Space Between the Rows” (31.1), received “special mention.”
Eduardo C. Corrall (30.4) is among the recipients of this year’s Whiting Writers Awards, which are given annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. The awards, of $50,000 each, are based on accomplishment and promise.
David Phillip Mullins (29.2) was recently awarded the the Silver Pen Award, from the Friends of the University of Nevada (Reno) Library in recognition of his writing career in and about Nevada, as part of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame’s effort to recognize writers who are in mid-career and have shown substantial achievement.
The National Book Foundation has named NER contributor Melinda Moustakis (32.1) one of its 2011 “5 Under 35,” an honor that acknowledges notable young fiction writers under the age of 35. The writers will be honored Nov. 14 in New York at a celebration hosted by filmmaker and author John Waters.