Thursday, August 30, 2012

More good news for Mark Brewin (MFA '11)

I am pleased to announce that "The Island Meditations"--my ten page
humdinger of a poem in the middle of my first book manuscript--has
been accepted for publication at Connotation Press. One more poem left
to be published!

Congrats, MJB!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fantastic news for poetry alum Mark Jay Brewin, Jr!!!!

MFA 11' poetry alum Mark Jay Brewin Jr. was just awarded the 2012 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry by contest judge Kathleen Graber. Brewin's winning collection will be published by The University of Utah Press in the spring of 2013. He will receive a cash prize and will give a reading in the University of Utah's Guest Writers Series.

Congratulations, MARK!!!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Welcome Scott Blackwood!!!

MFA Carbondale extends a warm welcome to Scott Blackwood, our new fiction professor!  Scott comes to SIUC from Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he directed the creative writing program. For more about Scott, visit his website:
Scott Blackwood's site

Friday, August 17, 2012

forthcoming publication for Austin Kodra:

Second-year poet Austin Kodra received this good news: 

Prime Number Magazine just accepted three of my poems!! "Parentless, in Our Childhood Homes," "Pneuma Airlines," and "New Year's Resolution, March 2012."

Congrats, Austin!!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Publications Forthcoming for SIUC MFA Alums

from Ruth Awad  (MFA '12) via Facebook:

Rattle just accepted my poem "Inheritance" for publication!!!!!!

from Helena "Hel" Bell (MFA '08, poetry):

Clarkesworld has accepted my story 'Robot' for an upcoming issue!

Congrats, you lovely writers!

Story Publication for Shawn Andrew Mitchell

News from Shawn Andrew Mitchell (MFA 12, fiction), who is now in Korea:
Just thought I'd write to tell you "The Hillbilly in My Pocket" got picked up by the Fairy Tale Review,

Congrats, Shawn!!!