Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SIUC faculty poet to read at Tusculum College

SIUC faculty poet Allison Joseph will read from her work at Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN on December 1:

Joseph reads

Congrats to Travis Mossotti!!

Upcoming publications from Travis Mossotti (MFA '11, poetry):

"The Logger" is forthcoming at Fourth River (another eight-page poem)
"Midnight, After the Snowstorm" is forthcoming at The Briar Cliff Review
"Trends Motel" is forthcoming at River Styx (Honorable Mention for their
International Poetry Prize)

Congrats, TM!

congrats to Amie Whittemore!!!

Amie Whittemore (MFA '10, poetry) has news of recent accepted work:

My poems "Tadpole Season" and "In Which Great Aunt Whitt Becomes the
Patron Saint of Leaving" have been accepted for publication by
Cimarron Review.

My short story "Pythagorean Theorem" has been accepted for publication
by Valparaiso Fiction Review.

Congrats, Amie!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Alumni Alert: News from Chad Simpson (MFA '05)

Fiction alum Chad Simpson (MFA '05) sends fine news as well:

I have a bit of news for the blog:

My story "Your Place in the World" is included in the latest issue of
Midwestern Gothic, along with work by a couple of other SIUC folks.

My essay "On Helplessness" was recently published in Fifth Wednesday Journal.

And: My chapbook, Phantoms, previously sold out, was recently
re-released by Origami Zoo Press as an e-book for the Kindle.

Staci Schoenfeld publications forthcoming!

First-year poetry MFA Staci Schoenfeld also has great news:

I just received the news that The Dead Mule School of Southern
Literature will publish my poems "World Wide Web," "Exploring the
Boundaries of Comfort," and "Kentucky Woman" in March 2012.

Congrats, Staci!!!

Andrew McSorley publication forthcoming!

Second-year poetry MFA student Andrew McSorley writes this great news:

Good publication news: The Minnesota Review accepted my poem, "Hunting
Poy Sippi Swamp" for their Spring 2012 issue! Good things.

Congrats, McSorley!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nick Ostdick on a roll!

More great news from Nick Ostdick (third-year fiction):

The title story for my thesis/collection, 'Somewhere Between This
World and Another,' has just been picked up by THE2NDHAND for their
broadside series. Looks like it'll go to print in early 2012. Not too

Congrats to Nick Ostdick!

Third-year fiction writer Nick Ostdick has more good news:

The First Line has accepted my story Accidents Happen for their winter
issue. It should be out in a few months, I think, and it's a paying
gig too! I'll take that.

Congrats, NO!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Come Join Our Faculty: Fiction Position Announcement

The English Department at SIU Carbondale seeks applications to fill a faculty
position at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor in fiction writing for
the Creative Writing Program. Candidates must possess an earned MFA or PhD in
fiction writing or a related field, a record of national publications, and
teaching experience. Principal responsibilities include teaching undergraduate
and graduate level courses, maintaining a successful publication record in the
area of expertise, and serving on departmental, college, and/or university
committees. Application deadline: 12/23/11 or until filled. Send letter of
application, current c.v., and writing sample to Professor Michael R. Molino,
Chair, Department of English, Mail Code 4503, SIU Carbondale, 1000 Faner Dr.,
Carbondale, IL 62901. SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and
staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All
applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

SIUC writers are taking the show on the road!

This semester Writers On the Road heads up to Champaign via U of I's
MFA program, and this Saturday at 5:30 PM at the Indi Go Artist Co-Op
in downtown Champaign, SIUC MFA's Josh Bontrager, Jenny Flack, Austin
Kodra, Shawn Mitchell, and Nick Ostdick will read their work, rock the
house, etc. Should be fun!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

poetry publication alert: Mark Brewin (MFA 11, poetry)

Good news today from poetry alum Mark Brewin (MFA '11, poetry):

I am pleased to say that The Hollins Critic has accepted my poem
"Conversion" for publication.

Congrats, Mark!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Congrats to Nick Ostdick!

Third-year fiction MFA Nick Ostdick is on a roll:

Very stoked to say my short story 'Woundedness' has just been accepted for publication by the good folks at Main Street Rag for their Secrets anthology, forthcoming in 2012.

Congrats, NO!!!