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O. Henry Prize 2017. ed. Laura Furman selected Paola Peroni’s story “Protection” from The Common Issue 09 as a prizewinner for the 2017 anthology.
PEN/America Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers 2017. Pen America named Emily Chammah’s “Tell Me, Please” from The Common Issue 12 a prizewinner for 2017.
PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction 2017. PEN America included Clare Beams’s short story collection We Show What We Have Learned as a finalist, first excerpted in The Common Issue 12.
PEN Translation Prize 2017. Pen America included Hilal Chouman’s Limbo Beirut, on their longlist for the 2017 Translation Award, first excerpted in The Common Issue 11.
Best American Essays 2016. ed. Jonathan Franzen included Katherine Dykstra’s essay “Siena” from The Common Issue 10.
Best American Poetry 2016. ed. Edward Hirsh named Jen Jabaily-Blackburn’s poem “Braintree” from The Common Issue 10 as a finalist for the 2016 edition.
The CLMP Firecracker Award 2016. The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) has named The Common a finalist for the Firecracker Award, an award dedicated to celebrating independent literary publishers.
The National Endowment for the Arts awards The Common an Art Works Grant for the second year in a row.
The Best American Poetry 2016, ed. Edward Hirsch, included Rowan Ricardo Phillips’ “The First Last Light in the Sky,” from The Common Issue 09.
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded The Common a 2014 Art Works Grant in the magazine’s first year of eligibility.
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014, ed. Dave Eggers, named Rolf Potts and Cedar Van Tassel’s “The Misadventures of Wenamun” as Notable Nonrequired Reading of 2013.
The Best American Poetry 2013, ed. Denise Duhamel, included Peter Jay Shippy’s “Western Civilization” as well as Angela Veronica Wong and Amy Lawless’ “It Can Feel Amazing to Be Targeted By a Narcissist,” both from The Common Issue 03.
The Best American Essays 2013, ed. Cheryl Strayed, named Rolf Potts’ “Tourist Snapshots,” from The Common Issue 03, as a Notable Essay of 2012.
The Best American Short Stories 2013, ed. Elizabeth Strout, named Jennifer Haigh’s “A Place in the Sun,” from The Common Issue 04, as a Distinguished Story of 2012.
The 26th Annual New York Book Show recognized The Common Issues 01 and 02, which won a second place literary magazine design award.Awards