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Mary O’Donoghue’s Short Story is Nominated for Prestigious Literary Prize



Associate Professor of English Mary O’Donoghue’s short story “Jules Verne Seeks Dreamers for Long-Distance Travel in Time” has just been nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. The story appeared in the spring 2014 issue of the quarterly literary journal The Georgia Review, and is described in the Editorial as “literally out-of-this-world (some of the time).”

O’Donoghue’s story concerns a father shuttling supplies to a space station, a mother in a memoir-writing class, and a daughter in love with a boy with a blood disease. The Georgia Review was founded in 1947 at the University of Georgia, and is considered one of the most highly respected journals in the US. The Pushcart Prize Series has been publishing anthologies since 1976. The series honors the best fiction, poetry and essays published in literary journals in the course of a year. Prizewinners will be announced in spring 2015.