The Idaho Review, an annual literary journal published by Boise State University's program in creative writing, has once more had its fiction and poems selected for reprint in upcoming national prize anthologies.
"These are the highest honors in literary publishing," said Mitch Wieland, founding editor of the journal and a Boise State creative writing professor. "The editors at these big prize anthologies screen thousands of stories and poems published each year and reprint only the top ones. Needless to say, we're absolutely thrilled."
A short story by award-winning writer Rick Bass, titled "Pagans," will be reprinted in the 2004 edition of New Stories from the South, and "Horseflies," a poem by Idaho poet Robert Wrigley, has been reprinted in The Pushcart Prize 2005: Best of the Small Presses. Ron Carlson's story, also titled "Pagans," and Joy Williams' story, "The Girls," were also listed in the Pushcart Prize's "Special Mention" section. Finally, Edith Pearlman's story "How to Fall" made the "Top 100" list in The Best American Short Stories 2004, edited by Lorrie Moore. All these works were first published in Volume V (2003) or Volume VI (2004) of The Idaho Review.
"We've actually had stories and poems from each of our issues singled out for national recognition," Wieland said. "Considering we are competing with the most famous literary magazines and journals in the country--like The New Yorker or The Atlantic Monthly--this level of recognition has been really amazing."
The 2004 edition of The Idaho Review is available for $10.95 at Boise Book & Game Company, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, The Boise State Bookstore, or by calling 1-800-992-8398, Ext. 1362. Back issues are available through the Boise State Bookstore.