For the seventh year in its eight-year history, Harvard Review has had contributors selected for inclusion in the highly selective “Best American” series and have been nominated for a prestigious Pushcart Prize.

Kevin Moffett’s short story “In the Pines,” from Harvard Review issue 34, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, which recognizes the best short stories, poems, and essays published by small presses. James Marcus’ essay “Faint Music,” which appeared in the same issue, was chosen by the editors of the “Best American Essays 2009.” Published since 1915, the “Best American” series is a showcase for the year’s finest poetry, short stories, and essays.

“For the writers, this sort of recognition is a huge step up,” said Harvard Review editor Christina Thompson. “It’s also helpful to me, because it confirms … that the material I’m selecting is on a par with that published by our peers.”

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