APS Wins a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize

June 27, 2018



We are thrilled to share the news that A Public Space has been named one of three inaugural winners of the Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes, in recognition of "superb publishing, advocacy of writers, and importance to the literary community." The Prize unfolds over several years, and is an extraordinary opportunity for us to undertake new efforts to support writers. We are enormously grateful to the Whiting Foundation for their generosity and vision.

The Associated Press broke the news, and there's much more on the Whiting Foundation website, including the judges' citation:

Every issue of A Public Space juxtaposes finely wrought, carefully edited pieces, putting them in dynamic conversation with one another. An expertly assembled mix of contributors includes emerging talents as well as writers rediscovered through a kind of archival derring-do. Through its sought-after fellowships, meanwhile, APS extends to out-of-the-mainstream writers an admirable level of editorial support. It stands as a paradigm of what literary magazines can be: a gorgeously curated collection we experience as a cabinet of wonders.

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