Steve Almond just released his third story collection, God Bless America. Among the stories, which Junot Díaz says are, “without equal in their beautiful, terrible honesty,” a couple are included in Best American and Pushcart Prize anthologies.
Jennifer Bowen Hicks's work has been honored with a Best American Essay Notable designation, a Pushcart Prize nomination, the Iowa Review Tim McGinnis Award, the Susan Atefat Prize for Creative Nonfiction, and a Loft Mentor Series Award. Her essays and stories appear in The Iowa Review, North American Review, Arts & Letters, Defunct and others. She's the founder of the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and teaches creative writing in Minnesota prisons.