Friday, December 18, 2009

Congrats to Travis Mossotti!


Just got notice that the Valparaiso Poetry Review accepted the poem "My Brother's House" for publication next fall. I was pleasantly surprised to find and read your poem in the current issue.



Congrats, TM, and thanks for noticing!

Valparaiso Poetry Review

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Congrats to Mark Brewin!

Second-year poetry MFA student Mark Brewin continues to have success getting his poems in fine venues:

ahoy, allison.

wow. goodness. i got a lovely e-mail yesterday from the River Oak Review asking to publish my poem "What Einstein Saw Before Typing His Theory of Relativity," and after checking my e-mail today (some 19 hours and 1200 miles later...) i got an e-mail from The Pinch expressing their interest in publishing "The Group" and "Our Lady of the Water Glass." what a week. keep it coming.

hot dog.

Congrats, MB!

River Oak Review
The Pinch

Monday, December 14, 2009

Congrats to Helena "Hel" Bell!

Helena "Hel" Bell (MFA '08, poetry) writes with good news as well:

Hey Allison, I finally have news for the blog! My poem "Cleaning the Quail" was accepted this morning by Pedestal Magazine.


Congrats, Hel!

The Pedestal

Congrats to Leslie Adams!

First-year poetry MFA student has good news for a Monday afternoon:

Hi Allison,

I'm happy to report that The Adirondack Review has accepted my poem "And This" for publication!

Also, I was informed this weekend that two of my poems were among the fourteen finalists for the Yellowwood Prize, which Mark ultimately won with his awesome poem.

Good news all around!
Leslie Adams

Congrats, Leslie!

The Adirondack Review
Yalobusha Review

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Congrats to Mark Brewin!

Current second-year poetry MFA student Mark Jay Brewin has a big win to celebrate this weekend. His poem "Our Lady of Mount Carmel" is the winner of the Yellowwood Prize from the Yalobusha Review!

Mark, whose poem was selected for this honor by Beth Ann Fennelly, will receive $500!

Congrats, Mark!

Yalobusha Review

Congrats to John Flaherty

Congrats to John Flaherty (MFA '08, fiction) on the publication of his latest story:

Hi, Allison -

Wanted to report that my story "American Soiling Fees" is up at The story is quite short, but it involves Ireland, Goldman Sachs, Tatyana Ali, and puking. In other words, it is posted just in time for the Holidays.

Hope all is well,

John Flaherty

American Soiling Fees

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Congrats to Nick Ostdick!

Start the weekend with a story by first-year fiction writer Nick Ostdick!

Hey Allison,

Hope your weekend is off to a great start. Just wanted to give word that my story 'True Hair' has just been published in the December issue of Storyglossia. A nifty little interview with me should be on the site as well. It's a great little mag and I'm stoked to have the story there.

Here's the link:
True Hair

Many thanks.


Congrats, Nick!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Congrats to Michael Meyerhofer (MFA '06, poetry)

Michael Meyerhofer (MFA '06, poetry) writes with a lot of upcoming credits:

Hey, Allison. I've had some good luck the past couple months and thought I'd pass these on.

My poems "Westbound Elegy" and "Post Grads" were taken by American Poetry Journal, "Touch" was taken by Los Angeles Review, and "Tattoo Parlor" was taken by Barn Owl Review. Also, "To the President of the American Begonia Society," "Mother’s Day," "If The World" and “Racial Memories” were taken by New York Quarterly. A short story, "The Hero's Wife," was accepted by Planet Magazine. Last, my poem, "Oasis," will be published as an Honorable Mention in the New Millennium Writings poetry contest, judged by Nikki Giovanni.

Hope you're well! Take care,


Congrats, MM! That's a lot of published and forthcoming work!

American Poetry Journal
Los Angeles Review (they like us; they really like us!)
Barn Owl Review
New York Quarterly
New Millennium Writings

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Congrats to Sara Burge!

Sara Burge (MFA '08, poetry) writes:

Hi Allison,

My Spock poem, "Vulcan Logic," is finally going to see the light of day in Los Angeles Review, and "Metal Concubines" will be published by Juked as one of the finalists in their poetry competition. Those poems have been floating around for a while, so I'm happy they found their homes!

Sara Burge

Looks like they like us in LA! Congrats, Sara!

Los Angeles Review

Congrats to Will Tyler (MFA '09)!


I'm finally writing with some good news. I had three poems accepted for publication over the weekend. Albatross picked up "Breakup on the Guadalupe" and "Elegies and Requiems." And the Los Angeles Review accepted "Capital Wire and Cable, 1968."


Congrats, Will--three poems accepted in one weekend is quite a weekend!

Los Angeles Review

Monday, December 07, 2009

Congrats to Travis Mossotti!

Current third-year poetry student Travis Mossotti has this news:

Harpur Palate has accepted "I watched her going into a gas station," for publication. I also found out that my manuscript About the Dead was a semi-finalist for the Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prizes out of the University of Wisconsin.

Congrats, TM!

Harpur Palate
U of Wisconsin Poetry Series

Friday, December 04, 2009

Congrats to Alex Lumans!

Alex Lumans (MFA '09, fiction) writes from chilly Colorado:


Letting you know that Southern Humanities Review picked up two of my poems ("For the Restless Flycatcher" and "On the Eve of My Father's Second Book") for its next issue.

And my story "The Human Moments" that was originally published in Clarkesworld a couple years ago is now coming out this month in the anthology Realms 2: The Second Year of Clarkesworld.

It's also 3 degrees here right now.


Congrats, AL!

Southern Humanities Review
Realms 2

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Congrats to Jake Boyd (MFA '07)

from an e-mail note from Jake Boyd (MFA '07, poetry):

The poem "Burning Billboards" is up on BOMB's website for the next week, along with a high falootin' Q & A.
Here's the link:
Jake's Q & A

Also, the poem "Meditation at Sunrise" will appear in North American Review this spring, and the poem "Trying to Remember a Hermit Thrush" will be in Hawk and Handsaw. I've got some chapbooks circulating, but I've backed off trying to unleash a full-size book on the unsuspecting world.

Congrats, Jake!

North American Review
Hawk & Handsaw

Congrats to Kerry James Evans!

Kerry James Evans (MFA '09, poetry) will have his poem "Bones" published in an upcoming issue of Briar Cliff Review.

Congrats, KJE!

Briar Cliff Review

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Good News from Rachel Furey (MFA '09, fiction)

Great news keeps on coming for and from Rachel Furey (MFA '09, fiction):


Apparently, it's my lucky week. It actually snowed in Texas! And I
have the following news to pass along: my short story "After Failing
at Suicide" was a finalist for the 2009 Fulton prize and now appears
in the winter issue of The Adirondack Review. Also, Squid
Quarterly nominated "In front of the Aquarium" for a Pushcart Prize.

All the best,

Adirondack Review
Squid Quarterly

Congrats, Rachel! Keep the good news coming!