KUDOS: Neil Blaikie, Lucille Sutton, Jeff Tannen, MELUS Conf. Presenters, James Tyner, Liz Scheid, Jocelyn Stott, David Durham, & Stephen Barile!

Lots of congratulations to go around lately!  The MFA Program has been hard at work and it shows:


Story in the Tampa Review
Fiction graduate Neil Blaikie‘s story, “In the Valley of Amazement” has been accepted by the Tampa Review.  Congratulations, Neil!
Stories in SN Review
Congratulations to Lucille Sutton and Jeff Tannen, who have both recently had stories accepted by the SN Review!
MELUS Conference Presenters
Eight students from Samina Najmi’s Asian American Literature class have had their papers selected for presentation at the MELUS Conference in Spokane, Washington.  Hearty congratulations to Jasmine Armstrong, Darby Cogburn, Miriam Fernandez, Jane Jeffers, Krystal Lake, Eric Malinowsky, Jocelyn Stott, and Georgia Williams!
Poetry Student Wins Coal Hill Chapbook Contest 
Congratulations to poetry student James Tyner, whose chapbook The Ghetto Exorcist won this year’s Coal Hill Chapbook Contest!  James will receive a cash prize and The Ghetto Exorcist will be published online as part of Coal Hill Review and Autumn House Press will print a paperback version as well.  Well done, James!
Poem in Third Coast
Poetry grad Liz Scheid‘s poem. “Tuesday” has been accepted for publication in Third Coast.  Way to go, Liz!
Two MFA Poets in forthcoming Naomi Shihab Nye anthology
Big congratulations to Michelle Brittan and Jocelyn Stott, both of whom have poems appearing in a forthcoming anthology of poets under 25 edited by Naomi Shihab Nye (who’s also coming to Fresno to read on April 23!)
Acacia News
Fiction professor David Anthony Durham just sold the Spanish rights to his book, Acacia and has learned that another of his books, Pride of Carthage, will have a Romanian edition.  Wonderful news!Italic
Poems in Broad River Review
Congratulations to Stephen Barile, whose poems “Accordion,” “A Carnival,” and “Mission Photo Studio” have been accepted for publication in Broad River Review.
 
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