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Nina McConigley, assistant lecturer in the University of Wyoming Department of English, recently was nominated for the Puschcart Prize.
The Pushcart Prize is a prestigious American literary prize by Pushcart Press that honors the best "poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot" published in the small presses over the previous year. Anthologies of the selected works have been published annually since 1976.
McConigley was nominated for the story "Curating Your Life" that appeared in the fall 2009 issue "American Short Fiction."
It is the lastest in a growing list of honors for McConigley. She won a Barthelme Memorial Fellowship in Non-Fiction and served as the non-fiction editor of "Gulf Coast: a Journal of Literature and Fine Arts." Her play, "Owen Wister Considered," was one of five plays produced in 2005 for the Edward Albee New Playwrights Festival, and she received the 2010 Wyoming Arts Council's Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award.
McConigley received a B.A. degree in literature at Saint Olaf College, an M.A. in English from UW and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Houston.