August 07, 2009

Mary Rockcastle Wins Award for Excellence in Literary Editing

 Mary Rockcastle, dean of the Graduate School of Liberal Studies, was recently presented the Stanley W. Lindberg Award for Excellence in Literary Editing. The award ceremony took place at the Rainier Writing Workshop Low-Residency MFA Program's annual summer residency in Tacoma, Washington on August 2, 2009.

This award honors the memory of Stanley W. Lindberg by recognizing the work over time of an editor who has a record of encouraging excellence in others as well as producing it in his or her own editing and production. Mary Rockcastle was chosen for her work as founding and executive editor of Water~Stone Review.

Water~Stone Review is an annual review published by the Hamline University Graduate School of Liberal Studies. Filled with poetry, short stories, essays and writers’ interviews from emerging, mid-career and established writers from Minnesota and across the nation, it includes trend-setting work that represents the artistic excellence of a proud Midwestern literary tradition.

More on Stanley W. Lindberg
From 1977 until his death in 2000, Stanley W. Lindberg, a native of Pennsylvania, was the editor of The Georgia Review, a high quality literary journal published by the University of Georgia. Lindberg was widely respected as a man of letters, consistently producing excellence in himself and others. He encouraged many writers, beginners as well as the famous, to achieve excellence in the pages of his magazine. Many of the best desired to be in its pages, and more than one started there.

Previous Recipients of the Lindberg Award
~2008 Sam and Sally Green, Brooding Heron Press
~2007 Fiona McCrae, Graywolf Press
~2006 Christopher Howell, Lynx House Press
~2005 Stephen Corey, The Georgia Review
~2004 Sam Hamill, Copper Canyon Press