Julie, our fearless Editor-in-Chief, received Jennine Capo Crucet’s How to Leave Hialeah, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. We were pleased to see ourselves among Ploughshares, the Gulf Coast, and Crazyhorse.

Then we realized Julie Wakeman-Linn was thanked by name in the Acknowledgements! Safe to say, the whole PR staff loved Crucet’s “Animal Control” in Issue 45, but Julie was the biggest proponent of it around PR Headquarters.

Well we’ll consider Julie’s taste in company with other great writers like Curtis Sittenfeld’s and Julia Alvarez’s (who will be keynote speaker at the PR-assisted F. Scott Writer’s Conference).

Congratulations to Jennine Capo Crucet and get ready for some more great fiction and poetry in Issue 46!