NER Author Wins Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

Press 53 LogoCongratulations to Dennis McFadden, winner of the 2016 Press 53 Short Fiction Award for his story collection Jimtown Road.

Kevin Morgan Watson, publisher and judge for the Press 53 Short Fiction Award, writes, “Jimtown Road is a uniquely linked collection of stories that span years and lifetimes, sometimes gritty and hard-hitting, other times laugh-out-loud funny. Each story kept me riveted and I found myself at the end of each looking forward to wherever the next story would take me.”

The book will be published in October.

McFadden has published stories in numerous journals, including Missouri Review, Massachusetts Review, and New England Review, most recently in 35.3.

NER in Best American 2013

BAMS13We’ve just been informed that that “The Ring of Kerry” by Dennis McFadden, which appeared in NER 33.2, has been selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2013, edited by Otto Penzler and Lisa Scottoline. The book will come out this fall.

BAP13And three poems from NER have been chosen for Best American Poetry 2013, guest edited by Denise Duhamel (series editor David Lehman). We can’t tell you which poems, but we can congratulate the authors: Laura Kasischke, Adrienne Su, and Paisley Rekdal. The book will be released in September.