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Awards and distinctions for LitMag‘s first two issues: The Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, The O. Henry Prize.

We’re delighted to learn that Best American Short Stories 2019 will include two stories from LitMag #2: 2018 National Book Award finalist Jamel Brinkley‘s “No More Than a Bubble” and  2018 National Book Award winner Sigrid Nunez‘s “The Plan.” More congratulations to both! Congratulations to Valerie O’Riordan, whose short story “Bad Girl” will appear in The O. Henry Prize 2019.

LitMag #2: Sigrid Nunez, Denis Donoghue, Jamel Brinkley, Ojo Taiye, Justin Taylor, Lee Upton, George Singleton, Matthew Vollmer, Chelsea Dingman & more. Get your copy.

LitMag‘s Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction is now open.  Submit here. (See the results of last year’s contest.)

LitMag‘s Anton Chekhov Award for Flash Fiction is now closed. Results will be announced in January 2020.

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