Friday, May 18, 2007

Press Release-Lorna Dee Cervantes Wins Pushcart Prize for MiPoesias/OCHO Magazine

[Note: Subject title changed, as Didi points out, it's like saying I won it for Kinko's. Thanks, Didi Menendez, for being a great editor and publisher. Thanks to the publisher, MiPOesias and OCHO magazine.]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2007
Raleigh, N.C.

“Pecans” Pick up Pushcart
Lulu.com creation wins prestigious literary award

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 18, 2007) – Further proving that print-on-demand technology and digital platforms are gaining traction in popular culture, Lorna Dee Cervantes’ “Shelling the Pecans” is a winner of the 32nd annual Pushcart Prize, the prestigious American literary prize that honors the best "poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot" published by small presses within the past year.

“I'm stoked,” states Cervantes on her blog. “I consider this a victory for po'bloggers [poet-bloggers] everywhere.” “Shelling the Pecans” was published in OCHO #6 from MiPOeseias Magazine, available on Lulu.com (http://www.lulu.com/content/448598). Cervantes’ poem is one of 60 entries chosen for the esteemed anthology from a nomination pool of more than 6,000. Past winners of the Pushcart Prize have included such literary luminaries as Raymond Carver, John Irving and Tim O’Brien.* Anthologies of the selected work, which represent hundreds of presses and thousands of writers, have been published annually since 1976.

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About Lulu.com: Lulu.com is the premier marketplace for new digital content on the Internet, with more than 200,000 recently published titles, and more than 5000 new titles added each week, created by people in 80 different countries. Lulu is changing the world of publishing by enabling the creators of books, video, periodicals, multimedia and other content to publish their work themselves with complete editorial and copyright control. Lulu empowers these individuals and corporations to create high quality content products to sell directly to their customers and the rest of the Lulu.com marketplace. With storefronts provided as well as other marketing assistance, creators are fully supported to profit from their work. With Lulu offices in the US, Canada and Europe, Lulu customers can reach the globe.

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[* and Lorna Dee Cervantes, Pushcart Prize IV]

3 Comments:

Blogger KATE EVANS said...

Yay Lorna!

18/5/07 10:07  
Blogger Didi Menendez said...

Lorna - you did not win a pushcart for Lulu. Please correct that on your title. Thanks -

Didi

18/5/07 14:27  
Blogger sam of the ten thousand things said...

Congratulations for the Pushcart, Lorna. Wonderful.

19/5/07 08:29  

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