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Announcing: Big Other Literary Citizenship Awardees!


We are excited to announce the recipients of the inaugural Big Other Literary Citizenship Awards. This award aims to recognize outstanding efforts toward supporting the work of innovative writers and adventurous presses, through reviewing, editing, publishing, and/or promoting books, as well as encouraging, building, and sustaining a robust literary culture.

And the awardees are: Tobias Carroll, Jane Ciabattari, Gabino Iglesias, and Janice Lee!

These exemplary literary citizens will be celebrated at the inaugural Big Other Book Awards Ceremony on May 16, 2020 at Murmrr Ballroom.


  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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