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George Looney wins the 11th annual BOA Short Fiction Prize

Rochester, New York –– BOA Editions, Ltd. is pleased to announce that George Looney is the winner of the eleventh annual BOA Short Fiction Prize for his collection The Visibility of Things Long Submerged. BOA Publisher Peter Conners selected the winning manuscript. Looney will receive a $1,000 honorarium and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. within the American Reader Series in spring 2023. “I am very pleased, and honored, that my next collection of fiction will be published by BOA Editions. I have long admired BOA Editions, and have been buying and enjoying books they have published from back when...

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Year of the Dog wins the WLT Book Award for Poetry

 BOA Editions is delighted to announce that Year of the Dog by Deborah Paredez has been selected as the Poetry Winner for the 2020 Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards.

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Exploring the Backlist: Jan-Henry Gray's DOCUMENTS

Hi readers! Join our summer interns as they peruse over 40 years of our publication history and share their passion for some of their favorite titles from BOA Editions. In this post, Em D. looks at the book Documents by Jan-Henry Gray.  "Across Legal Records and Remembered Recollections" Jan-Henry Gray’s Documents, a recent publication from 2019, explores what it means to be undocumented in America. Jan-Henry himself immigrated to the United States with his parents from the Philippines when he was six, and later learned of his legal status when he was a minor. As a working class family, obtaining legal immigration status is like an impossible...

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45 years of BOA!

2021 marks BOA Editions’ 45-year anniversary of publishing phenomenal poetry, poetry-in-translation, and fiction to engage, excite, and inspire readers all around the globe.

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Won’t You Celebrate with Us?

June is a prodigious month to celebrate Lucille Clifton’s life and work. Born on this day, June 27, in 1936, her singular poetry spans over fifty years. Clifton’s posthumous collection, How To Carry Water: Selected Poems Of Lucille Clifton, edited by Aracelis Girmay (BOA, 2020) releases in paperback this Fall 2021. Lucille Clifton’s many accolades and awards include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Frost Medal, and an Emmy Award. BOA Editions published nine books by Lucille Clifton, including Quilting, Mercy, Voices, and the following extraordinary collections. Blessing The Boats won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2000. Next:...

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