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Eberlein Takes Top Ten at Million Writers, Howell Notable

Xujun Eberlein's “Second Encounter” has been rated one of the top ten online stories of 2004 by the editors of storySouth Million Writers Award. Brian Howell's “Black on White” was shortlisted. Congratulations to these writers for having their work selected for distinction from more than 1,200 entries.

Vote for your favorite story of 2004 until March 31 at storySouth.com.

Steven Gillis' New Novel

Steven Gillis, a contributor to TPR, will have his second novel, The Weight of Nothing, published by Brook Street Press on January 28, 2005. The novel is narrated by Bailey Finne, a gifted pianist who has nonetheless forsaken his talent to become a perpetual graduate student in Art History. Niles Kelly, his somnambulistic friend with Albert Camus for a muse, is the heir to a fortune he has rejected and carries the burden of the unresolved deaths of both his father and lover at the hands of a mysterious bomber. Together Bailey and Niles journey to Algiers to confront that which has haunted each of them for years.

TPR Announces 2005 Million Writers Nominees

The Paumanok Review is proud to announce the following nominees for the 2005 storySouth Million Writers Award for Fiction:

Enigmas” by Fernando Arrojo-Ramos
I Ching” by Alyce Lomax
Second Encounter” by Xujun Eberlein

TPR Announces 2005 Pushcart Nominees

The Paumanok Review is proud to announce the following nominees for the 2005 edition of the Pushcart Prize Anthology, edited by Bill Henderson:

“Enigmas” by Fernando Arrojo-Ramos
“Dead Relatives” by Ja’net Daniello
“Janet” by V.G. Krikoryan
“The Umbiacal Cord” by Shane O’Neill
“Guardian Angel” by Elisha Porat
“Session in Progress” by Mario Susko

Nick Antosca Wins Willets, Painted Bride Prizes

Nick Antosca, our contributor in the winter and summer 2002 editions, has won the 2004 Willets Prize for Fiction, judged by the Prizes Committeee of the Yale English Department, for his short story “Games in the Rain”; and the 2004 Painted Bride Quarterly Fiction Contest, judged by Victor LaValle (The Ecstatic, Slapboxing with Jesus), for his story story “Movies and Kids.”

Call for Submissions: Favorite Bookstores

The Paumanok Review is seeking 500-1000 word essays on favorite bookstores to be included in a future feature article. Please forward your submissions to the editor.

Allegra Wong Announces New Book

Allegra Wong, our contributor in the autumn 2000, winter 2001, summer 2001, fall 2001, and winter 2002 editions, has had her first book, The East Window, accepted by New York City literary publishing house Spuyten Duyvil. It is scheduled for publication in the summer of 2005. Tod Thilleman of Spuyten Duyvil describes the book as “Prose memoir with evocations of the nature and spectacle of past time. It is an exploration of time itself, somewhat in the tentative vein of Proust.”

Mario Susko Shortlisted for Forward Prize

Mario Susko, our contributor in the summer 2004 edition, has had his poem “Conversion,” published in the British magazine Dream Catcher (2004, No. 13) under the title “Conversation,” short-listed by the judging panel for the Forward Prize for Poetry 2004 in the category of the best single poem.

James R. Whitley Wins Ironwood

Great news! Author of The Golden Web (Wind River Press, 2003) James R. Whitley has won the 2003 Ironweed Press Poetry Prize for his latest poetry collection This is the Red Door! His collection was chosen as the winner out of over 200 manuscripts received this year for the coveted prize. The new book will be published by Ironweed Press in early 2004.

Rochelle Mass Wins Poetry Competition

Rochelle Mass's poem "The Mind of Winter" won first prize in The Annual Reuben Rose Poetry Competition, judged by Dr. Elaine Feinstein of Britain. Her poem "The Grip of Summer" won an honorable mention. Congratulations to Rochelle!

Wind River Press opens submissions for chapbook series

Wind River Press, publisher of The Paumanok Review, is seeking submissions for its electronic and print chapbook series. Submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry manuscripts under ten-thousand words should be addressed to submissions@windriverpress.com and accompanied by a cover letter and biography. No advance; negotiable royalty. Questions? karline@windriverpress.com Open deadline. No previously published material will be considered.