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Congratulations to the winners of the Fifth Wednesday Journal 2018 Editor’s Prize in Poetry and Fiction

Congratulations to the winners of the Fifth Wednesday Journal 2018 Editor’s Prize in Poetry and Fiction

Each year we ask an established artist in his or her field to select the recipients of our Editor’s Prize in Fiction and Poetry. The field is limited to work published in Fifth Wednesday Journal. The author of the selected work receives a modest monetary award. The winners this year were chosen from work published […]

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Call for Submissions to Our Special Issue Fall 2018 of Fifth Wednesday Journal

We are seeking poetry, fiction, and literary essays that reinforce the truth about the contributions to art and culture in this country by Mexicans and Americans of Mexican heritage to be published in a special issue of Fifth Wednesday Journal focused on writing by Mexican and Mexican-heritage writers living in the United States and in […]

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Review of Fifth Wednesday Journal, Fall 2017 by Leah Brundige

Review of Fifth Wednesday Journal, Fall 2017 by Leah Brundige

Visit TheReviewReview.net to read their review of our Special Immigrant Issue.

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Pushcart Prize XLIII

The Fifth Wednesday Journal editors are happy to announce the following writers have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for work published in our magazine in 2017. If selected their work will appear in the Pushcart Prize XLIII due out in November 2018. Sara Ahmed “The Making of an Aggregated American” Fall 2017 Issue 21 James Ballowe “To the […]

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Call for Submissions to Our First Special Issue Fall 2017 Issue 21 of Fifth Wednesday Journal

Call for Submissions to Our First Special Issue Fall 2017 Issue 21 of Fifth Wednesday Journal

Fifth Wednesday Journal announces a call for submissions to an Immigrant/Diaspora issue in the fall of 2017. We intend to showcase writing by authors who are immigrants or children of immigrants from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries.* We are looking for literature from a sort of Diaspora of excellent writers from MENA countries. […]

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Peter Ferry’s “Ike, Sharon, and Me” selected for 2017 Best American Mystery Stories

Peter Ferry’s “Ike, Sharon, and Me” selected for 2017 Best American Mystery Stories

Peter Ferry’s story “Ike, Sharon, and Me” has been selected by editor Otto Penzler for inclusion in the 2017 Best American Mystery Stories. This story first appeared in the Fall 2016 Issue 19 of Fifth Wednesday Journal. Peter’s stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fiction, OR, Chicago Quarterly Review and StoryQuarterly; he is the winner of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Short Fiction. He […]

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Angela Ajayi Awarded PEN/2017 Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

Angela Ajayi Awarded PEN/2017 Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

FWJ is happy to announce Angela Ajayi is a recipient of the PEN/2017 Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers CONGRATULATIONS! Angela Ajayi Angela’s winning story “Galina” appears in the Fall 2016 Issue 19 of FWJ and will be included in the anthology, PEN AMERICA BEST DEBUT SHORT STORIES 2017 published by CATAPULT […]

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An Evening with Desmond Egan

An Evening with Desmond Egan

Desmond Egan, whose work was featured in our Fall 2016 issue, will be appearing at DePaul University on Monday, March 6, 4:30-5:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. See flyer for more details.

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COMING IN SPRING 2017

COMING IN SPRING 2017

COMING IN SPRING 2017 ANNIVERSARY ISSUE 20 HELP US CELEBRATE THIS SPECIAL ISSUE FEATURING DOZENS OF WRITERS YOU KNOW and some you may not recognize now but will love in the coming decades Jonis Agee, Jeffery Renard Allen, James Ballowe, John Bradley, Ana Castillo, Nina Corwin, Reginald Gibbons, Susan Hahn, Janice Harrington, Jenn Hollmeyer, Allison […]

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2017 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

Fifth Wednesday Journal editors are happy to announce that Angela Ajayi has been nominated for a 2017 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers for her story “Galina” published in our magazine in the Fall 2016 Issue 19.

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