Monday, January 28, 2013

Cross-genre Pub News for alum Rick Pechous

Recently heard back from Helix Literary Magazine about how they want to
publish a poem I wrote called "Bullet Holes Through a Stop Sign."
Unfortunately it's a print publication so I can't include a link.

Good news and congrats, Rick!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Staci Schoenfeld update!

Second-year MFA poet Staci Schoenfeld has lovely news:

Hi Allison, 

Huzzah! An acceptance for a poem, "On Becoming Open" from
 University of Louisiana at Lafayette's journal, Rougarou! In other (older) news, my poem "World Wide Web" was nominated for the 2012 Best of the Net Anthology by The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and my chapbook "Breadcrumbs" was named a finalist in Winged City Press's 2012 Chapbook Contest.

Congrats, Staci!!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Update on Amie Whittemore!!!

Fantastic news from Amie Whittemore (MFA '10, poetry):

My poems "Velleity," "Blackberry Season," and "Dolphin Hour" were selected
to win the third annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Poetry Prize by Ava Leavell Haymon. The prize includes $1,000, publication,
and a reading in New Orleans for the festival.

Congrats, Ms. Amie!!!

Melissa Scholes Young update!

Melissa Scholes Young (MFA fiction "11) writes with a prolific
publication update:

Brain, Child accepted my nonfiction essay "Something Borrowed" for
publication in summer 2013. Mandala Journal published my nonfiction essay
"On the Verge of Everything" and Sliver of Stone published my short story
"Holding Hands." In fall of 2012 I also had the pleasure of interviewing
Anne Panning and Stephanie Watts Powell over at Fiction Writers Review.
> Take care,
> Melissa
> --
> Melissa Scholes Young
> American University, Washington, D.C.

News from Sequoia Nagamatsu!

Lovely news for third-year fiction student Sequoia Nagamatsu!

Black Lawrence Press, an imprint of Dzanc, has named my manuscript,
Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone, a semi-finalist in their most
recent Black River
Chapbook Contest.

Here's the link:

Congrats, Sequoia!

News from Elena Pearson (MFA '07)

Great news from MFA '07 Elena Pearson:

OVS accepted "Sequence" and "Unswept" for publication in the Winter
2013 volume. I just approved the proofs. I am not certain when this
will be released, but I hope to see it at AWP.

Congrats, Elena!!!