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A showcase of new writers. We publish stories by emerging authors online year-round. Our yearly anthology -- guest judged by Lev Grossman -- highlights graduate-level writing.

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We are thrilled to announce this year's judge is author, Lev Grossman.

Lev Grossman has been called among this country's smartest and most reliable critics by The New York Times and has written for Salon, Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, The Believer, the New York Times, and many others. He is the author of novels, Warp, Codex, and The Magicians, which became a New York Times bestseller. The New Yorker named it one of the best books of 2009. The sequel, The Magician King, was also a Times bestseller, and has been published in more than twenty countries. The third book in the series, The Magician's Land will publish August 5, 2014. In 2011 Grossman won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. In 2013 he was a finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.
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