Congratulations to Bethany Tyler Lee, whose essay "Sex and the Single Eight-Year-Old" was listed as one of the "Notable Essays of 2007" in the new volume of the Best American Essays, released last week from Houghton Mifflin. Bethany's essay was published in HFR #39, as part of our Works of Witness special section. Read Bethany's whole essay here.

The new anthology has essays culled from countless publications including lit journals Swink and The Pinch. In his introduction to this year’s edition, Adam Gopnik finds that great essays have “text and inner text, personal story and larger point, the thing you’re supposed to be paying attention to and some other thing you’re really interested in.”