Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Award for Grey Sparrow Press!

I have been fortunate to be included in the print and online editions of Grey Sparrow Journal. Diane Smith, editor-in-chief, graciously emailed me to share this exciting news.
Congratulations, Diane! and to all the poets and writers of Grey Sparrow!

The following is a clip from Duotrope's editor interview:

Today we were honored with the Best New Literary Journal of the Year Award. Three judges, I believe, identified the issues relating to this question and I appreciated their words. "The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) is pleased to announce that "Grey Sparrow" has won its Best New Journal Award. Our judges were impressed by the Journal's multimedia and interdisciplinary focus; its bridging of the gap between academia and the arts; the felicity of its design; and the international scope of its coverage. In a time when the print journal is thought to be in danger from economic and technological forces, "Grey Sparrow" has shown there is still room for innovation and excellence in the traditional journal mode." The award will be presented by CELJ Vice-president Alan Rauch at Atrium 2 at the J. W. Marriott Hotel on January 8th at 12 PM, at the Modern Languages Association Convention in Los Angeles. The CELJ annually presents multiple awards in categories ranging from Best Journal design to awards covering certain historical and geographical areas. The CELJ is a consortium of over 200 editors of journals in the humanities and social sciences; its current President is Joycelyn Moody of the University of Texas. Last year, Oxford University was honored with this award, Harvard and Yale have won it in the past as well. There is always room for a bit of nonsense and fun.

—Diane Smith, Editor-in-Chief on 08 January 2011

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