Sunday, December 28, 2008

Congrats to Art Taylor

GMU MFA alum and assistant professor Art Taylor has a story, "Shrimp & Grits" due out in the Jan/Feb 09 issue of The Rambler. Also look for his stories "Rearview Mirror" and "A Voice from the Past" forthcoming (date not yet announced) in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and two reviews in the Washington Post Book World in January and early February. Nice work, Art!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Congrats to Norah Vawter!!!

Congratulations to Ms. Vawter on her recent publication in the 2008 summer edition of SN Review!

Her short story, "Jules of the Red Lips," is available both online and in print versions.

Read her story here! Great job, Norah. Keep it up and keep it going.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More good news...

Alum Rion Amilcar Scott (08) was a finalist for the Indiana Review Fiction Prize.

Who else has pubs/prizes floating out there? Don't be shy!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Congrats to Kirsten Clodfelter!

Congratulations to Kirsten for her recent acceptance letter to The Iowa Review. Her short story will appear in the April 2010 edition. We couldn't be prouder.

AND (addendum by Priyanka) Kirsten has another story coming out in the upcoming Spring issue of Bayou Magazine.

Look for copies in a bookstore near you. Congrats, Kirsten, and keep 'em coming.

Year End Round Up

As the semester's winding down you're probably thinking of all the books you've wanted to read but didn't get a chance to - you might have to add a few more to your list from the "Best of" lists from The Washington Post, The New York Times, and NPR, including Alan's top picks.

And some odds and ends - an interview with Toni Morrison in which she takes us through her writing process, and a meta-meta reflection on writing by Roy Blount Jr., part of The Washington Post's weekly "The Writing Life" section.

Happy semester's end!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Congrats Ryan

A bit late in posting this, but congrats to alum Ryan Call (08) who ,with his sister Christy Call, has published an online chapbook available for free through Publishing Genius. Check it out HERE.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fiction Dinner 12/7 @ Susan's...

Who's coming? What to eat?

Teresa A.
Kirsten C
Elizabeth E.
Nat F.
Maria I.
Pat D. - dessert/rolls
Beckie M - wine and bread
Elyse B. - dessert
Tim R. -
Nicole L. - asian dish
Ally A. - chicken divan
Ben B. - crawfish etoufee/rabbit piquant/something equally fancy
Brie S. - quiche
Priyanka C. - sparkling cider
Sara F
Betsy M - veggie tray
Collin G. - pasta salad
Jenna M. - pie/beverage
Walt S -wine
Paul Z
Corey B
Tricia G
Norah V

keep a lookout for directions going out on the listserv...