The ranking covers the last five years (2011 – 2015), and a certain number of points are awarded for an essay appearing in the anthology, and a lesser amount is awarded for the Special Mention in the back of the journal.The Special Mentions are only tallied up for the last two years, though (2014 – 2015) because they run 10 – 15 pages and contain multitudes.
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Some differences between this ranking and my Best American Short Stories ranking: the fiction list concentrates on the top journals, while this literary nonfiction one is much more democratic, spreading the wealth of mentions and publications across a far broader span of publications. It could be because the Best American Essays lists far more special mentions than the Best American Stories, letting them highlight lesser known publications.
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A good pitch should tell us what you want to write about, why you want to write that essay, and why you are the best person to write that essay. What happens when our communities fail us or when we fail our communities? We are looking for smart, engaging essays about the nature of community.
We are very much looking for something more substantive than, "I want to write this essay because I have a story that deserves to be told." Something like that isn't telling us anything.