Friday, July 30, 2010

Congrats to Mark Brewin!

Current poetry MFA student Mark Brewin has upbeat news:
"Poet Lore has accepted "Midnight Shift" for publication in their April 2011 issue."

Congrats, MB!

Poet Lore

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Late July News and Notes from Alums and Current Students

from Melissa Scholes Young (third-year, fiction):
I received my contributor copy of New Madrid today in which my essay "Carne" appears and found a delightful story entitled "A Flowery Tale" by Beth Lordan. What a treat!

New Madrid

Also, my essay "Lying in Mark Twain's Footsteps" came out in the inaugural issue of The Village Pariah.

Village Pariah

Oh, and I saw two of Rodney Jones' poems in the Spring/Fall 2010 Shenandoah.

from Emily Pruitt (MFA '03, poetry):
Hunger Mountain has accepted my poems "Mister" and "The Body Fails" for publication! You might remember "Mister"; it was the one you helped me with at the St Louis Poetry Center workshop this past winter. :)

from Justin Hamm (MFA '05, fiction):
Willow Review took "the autobiography, nearly" and Nimrod International Journal picked up "Rebekah Just When the Drought Was Ending" and "Illinois Route 3."

from Ben Percy (MFA '04 fiction):
A starred review for Ben's first novel in Publisher's Weekly:

Congrats to all! Thanks for making Carbondale proud!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Poetspotting: Whittemore and Boyd

Recent poetry alums Amie Whittemore (MFA '10) and Jake Boyd (MFA '07) were named "Regional Finalists" in the Midwest Writing Center's 2010 Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest.

Details here:
Midwest Writing

Friday, July 09, 2010

Alumni Story Publications & Acceptances: Renee Evans and Alex Lumans

Story acceptance news from Alex Lumans (MFA '09) and Renee Evans (MFA '09):

from Alex:
I have a funny little story called "H.P. Lovecraft's Stellar Seafood Chowder" now up on the site Brain Harvest

Brain Harvest

from Renee:
SNReview took my story "A Quiet House."
SN Review

Congrats, Alex and Renee!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Congrats to Helena "Hel" Bell (MFA '08)

Great news from poetry alum Helena "Hel" Bell:

I've sold my first short story. "Migrating Bears" will be published by Daily Science Fiction later this year.

Congrats, Hel!

Daily Science Fiction

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Great news from third-year MFA poet Sarah McCartt-Jackson:

My poem "Jacob's Ladder" was a finalist for Copper Nickel's poetry contest!

Congrats, Sarah!

Copper Nickel