February 22, 2017: Jim Cole's story, "The Asphodel Meadow," in our Fall 2016 issue, has won a PEN America award recognizing debut writers' first published works. We wish to express our congratulations to Jim, and our thanks goes to all those who had a hand in reviewing and accepting our nomination.

February 8, 2017: Adam Tavel (Spring 2010) is having a new book of poetry published. Due out April 29 through Salmon Press, The Fawn Abyss was a finalist for the 2010 Intro Poetry Prize with Four Way Books, a finalist for the 2010 Open Readings with Sarabande Books, and a semi-finalist for the 2011 De Novo Prize with C&R Press.

February 8, 2017: Long Island prose writers: A creative writing class is being run by our editor, Joseph Levens, through the Smithtown School District Adult Ed program. Call 631-382-2090 for more information. Starts March 6 and runs for eight Monday evenings. The fee is $55. What a deal! Come and share your stories with fellow classmates.

February 8, 2017: On Saturday, February 11, at the AWP Book Fair in Washington DC, print issues of The Summerset Review will be found on a mysterious table, next to a small sign that says, "Take me. Read me. Love me."