The editors of First Inkling, the national student magazine based at SUNY Rockland, are overjoyed to announce that one of our writers, Lauren Fath of the University of Missouri, has just been nominated for a prestigious Pushcart Prize for her essay, "By Being Written, They Would Disappear," which appeared for the first time in First Inkling.
Fath was "discovered" by SUNY Rockland student associate editors Roxy Moskowitz and Sarra Schwarz, who contacted her professor, E.J. Levy, after having read Levy's work in the journal Salmagundi. Our students solicited Fath's work and presented it to the First Inkling editorial board. After acceptance, the faculty editors, Ian Blake Newhem and Cliff Garner, edited the work while the First Inkling students learned editorial techniques.
We have more good news, too ... watch this space.
$750.00 cash awards for the best in the following categories: Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, and Poetry.