We are excited to announce that the Pushcart Prize’s contributing editors have nominated eight pieces from The Common‘s 2020 publications, in print and online! The Pushcart Prize celebrates outstanding works of literature produced by small-press writers; each of these nominations are exceptional works of art that take fresh and memorable perspectives on the modern sense of place. Congratulations to our amazing contributors!
ALEXANDER BISLEY interviews RICHARD FORD My writing process hasn't changed since 1982. I still do things the very same way I've always done them, which is a rather draconian immersion in raw material. Which is what I figured out how to do what I started writing The Sportswriter, and it seems to set me up to write the book I want to write each time.
TYLER BARTON We drove ourselves in circles telling stories of how she saved our lives. Where else are myths made but in dark diner corners? That long bulb flickering overhead. Gaunt faces reflected in the glass. Stomachs dumb with syrup. Waitresses tamping down our every need.
EDGAR GARBELOTTO Writer and translator Edgar Garbelotto speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about his short story “A Fourteen-Hour Lesson in Theosophy,” which appears in Issue 20 of The Common magazine.