Announcing our 2018 Pushcart Prize Nominees


We're proud to announce our 2018 nominations for The Pushcart Prize.

- Karen Bender, "Where to Hide in A Synagogue" 
- Lisa Chen, "My Last White Boyfriend"
- Collin Frazier, "And Your Enemies Closer"
- Christopher Kang, "One Ton Prop"
- Lore Segal, "Days of Martinis and Forgetting"
- Nicole Treska, "Before We Were Man"

Additionally, Anzhelina Polonskaya's poem "(...)," translated by Andrew Wachtel, and Elisa Gonzalez's poem "2008" were nominated independently.

Read all of this wonderful work in our two 2018 issues.

Tracy O'Neill, Editor-in-Chief, Departs from Epiphany


Today we announce the departure of Tracy O’Neill, Editor-in-Chief, from Epiphany. Tracy O’Neill served as Editor-in-Chief for three issues of the magazine, beginning in Fall 2017. In her tenure, she published writers who went on to become National Book Award Finalists and 5 Under 35 National Book Foundation Honorees, to win Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, among other honors, and to sign first book deals. In 2018, she helped establish the inaugural Breakout 8 Writers Prize honoring eight outstanding student writers from across the country in conjunction with the Authors Guild. Winners received publication in Epiphany’s Breakout Eight special issue, membership to the Authors Guild, and a year-long mentorship with Tracy, among other prizes.
As Editor-in-Chief Tracy brought tremendous energy and dynamism to the magazine. We are truly grateful for her leadership and her commitment to nurturing emerging writers and opening opportunities for collaboration within the community-at-large. We wish her the best of luck on her new endeavors and we look forward to carrying her spirit forward into the future of the magazine. Please stay tuned for more information on our spring/summer issue.

Announcing: The 2018 Breakout 8 Writers Prize Honorees

Announcing: The 2018 Breakout 8 Writers Prize Honorees

The inaugural Breakout 8 Writers Prize, sponsored by Epiphany and The Authors Guild, seeks to recognize outstanding emerging literary voices and bring visibility to the writers of our future by honoring eight student authors.

From hundreds of submissions by graduate and undergraduate poets and writers, our judges—Hannah Tinti, Alexander Chee, and Tracy O’Neill—chose eight winners who will receive publication in Epiphany’s Breakout Eight special issue; a $250 cash prize; a year-long mentorship with Epiphany editor-in-chief Tracy O'Neill; a complimentary one-year student membership to the Authors Guild, including free access to seminars, webinars, and the writers’ resource library; a featured interview published on the Epiphany website, in the Authors Guild Bulletin, and on the Authors Guild website; a one-year subscription to Epiphany; and a short manuscript review.

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