The & Now Awards

Trade Paper – $19.95

ISBN 978-0-9823156-0-6
Publication Date
October 2009
Page Count
400 pages
Trim Size
8 x 10

The & Now Awards

The Best Innovative Writing

This inaugural volume of The &Now Awards recognizes the most provocative, hardest-hitting, deadly serious, patently absurd, cutting-edge, avant-everything-and-nothing work from the years 2004-09. The &NOW Awards features writing as a contemporary art form: writing as it is practiced today by authors who consciously treat their work as an art, and as a practice explicitly aware of its own literary and extra-literary history—as much about its form and materials, language, as it about its subject matter.


The &NOW conference—moving from the University of Notre Dame (2004), Lake Forest College (2006), Chapman University (2008), and the University at Buffalo (2009)—sets the stage for this aesthetic, while The &Now Awards features work from the wider world of innovative publishing and serves as an ideal survey of the contemporary scene.

About the Author

Robert Archambeau is Co-Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books.

Davis Schneiderman is Co-Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books.


Steve Tomasula is the Founder of &NOW and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame.