Emma Duffy-Comparone’s debut story leads Pushcart Prize

Emma Duffy-ComparoneWe’re thrilled to announce that Emma Duffy-Comparone’s story, “The Zen Thing,” is the lead story of 2015’s Pushcart Prize anthology!  According to the introduction by Bill Henderson, it’s the first time in the history of the prize that an author’s first-published story has been chosen to lead the collection.

Hearty congratulations, Emma!

You can read an interview with Emma and a snippet of “The Zen Thing” here.

Emma Duffy-Comparone’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Pushcart Prize XXXIX, Ploughshares, One Story, American Scholar, Southern Review, Mississippi Review, Cincinnati Review, and The Sun. She has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Elizabeth George Foundation. She is a lecturer at Tufts University.

One Comment

Caroline Woods posted on December 1, 2014 at 3:01 PM

This is so amazing (and not at all a surprise). Congratulations, Emma!

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