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JoeAnn Hart’s  <em>Stamford ’76</em> Released 4/15  from University of Iowa Press

JoeAnn Hart’s Stamford ’76 Released 4/15 from University of Iowa Press

We are proud to announce that JoeAnn Hart’s new novel, Stamford ’76, is out April 15 from University of Iowa Press. Ask for this treat in fiction at your favorite independent bookseller. JoeAnn published a great short story “Piece of History” in the Fall 2012 Issue 11 of Fifth Wednesday Journal.

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Jenn Hollmeyer’s <em>Orders of Protection</em> selected for Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

Jenn Hollmeyer’s Orders of Protection selected for Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

We are very pleased to announce that Jenn Hollmeyer’s new book of short stories, Orders of Protection, was selected for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. It will be published in November by the University of North Texas Press. Be sure to look for it at your favorite independent bookseller. Jenn Hollmeyer is […]

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Naomi Shihab to be Featured in 2019 edition of The Best American Poetry

We are proud to announce that Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “You Are Your Own State Department” has been selected by Major Jackson for the 2019 edition of The Best American Poetry, due out in September. This compelling poem was first published in the Fall 2017 Issue 21 of Fifth Wednesday Journal.

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Pushcart Prize XLIV

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 2018. If selected their work will appear in the Pushcart Prize XLIV due out in November 2019. David Bowles for “La Mecánica” in Fall 2018 Issue 23 Amelia María de la Luz Montes […]

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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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