The literary world has shown LitMag a lot of love for our first issue, LitMag #1. Kevin Moffett’s story “City of Trees” was a distinguished story in Best American Short Fiction 2018. Christine Sneed’s story “In the Park” got a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XLIII 2019. John Ashbery’s poem “Just the One Episode” appears in Pushcart Prize XLIII 2019. Kelly Cherry’s essay “My Beethoven” was a distinguished essay in Best American Essays 2018. (And that’s so far — we won’t be surprised if another big award is announced soon.)
It’s way too soon for awards for LitMag #2. But two LitMag #2 contributors deserve hearty congratulations. Jamel Brinkley was a Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for his story collection Lucky Man. And Sigrid Nunez won the 2018 National Book Award for her novel The Friend.
We love our writers. And it’s wonderful to see them getting so much love.