Journal Publications: PT Faculty, Adam McOmber
Adam McOmber has new short stories in Conjuctions 61: A Menagerie, Fifth Wednesday, and The Collagist.
Reviews: Associate Professor, Eric May's BEDROCK FAITH
Two more reviews for Eric May's BEDROCK FAITH.
Award: Assistant Professor, Nami Mun receives Spirit of Youth Award
Nami Mun receives Spirit of Youth Award from the National Runaway Hotline.
Chapbook: Poetry MFA, Andrew Ruzkowski's A Shape & Sound
MFA Candidate in Poetry, Andrew Ruzkowski's chapbook, A Shape & Sound, is out from Emerge Literary Journal.
Review: Professor, David Lazar's Occasional Desire
Popmatters.com recently reviewed Professor David Lazar's new book of essays, Occasional Desire.
Journal Publications: Professor, Garnett Kilberg Cohen in Fifth Wednesday and The Prague Revue
Professor, Garnett Kilberg Cohen has an essay up at The Prague Revue and a short story in the print journal Fifth Wednesday.
Interview: Professor, David Lazar at The Conversant
Professor, David Lazar has a long conversation with Mary Cappello posted on The Conversant!
Anthology: PT Faculty, Mort Castle’s All American Horror of the 21st Century
PT Faculty, Mort Castle’s All American Horror of the 21st Century: The First Decade, 2000 -2010 drops is out now from Wicker Park Press!
Journal Publication: Professor, Joe Meno in McSweeney’s 44
Professor, Joe Meno’s short story, “Animals,” appears in the new issue of McSweeney’s!
Chapbook: PT Faculty, Michael Robins’ Little Felons
PT Faculty, Michael Robins’ chapbook, Little Felons, is out now from Strange Machine Books!
Journal Publication: MFA Candidate, James Eidson in Leveler
MFA Candidate, James Eidson, has a poem in Leveler!
Reviews: Associate Professor, Eric May's BEDROCK FAITH
Professor Eric May's first novel Bedrock Faith, forthcoming from Akashic Books, has its first two glowing reviews!
Chapbook: MFA Poetry Alumnus, Stephen Danos' Gravitational
MFA Poetry Alumnus, Stephen Danos, has placed his chapbook Gravitational with The New Megaphone.
Journal Publication: Jill Talbot on The Paris Review Review Daily
Jill Talbot's essay "Radio Silence" is up on The Paris Review Review Daily
Journal Publication: Alumni and Faculty in 1913
Alumni and Faculty in 1913 A Journal of Forms.
Special Mention: David Lazar and Hotel Amerika in Best American Essays 2013
David Lazar and Hotel Amerika receive a special mention in the introduction of Best American Essays 2013!
Poetry MFA Abigail Zimmer in The Likewise Folio!
Poetry MFA Abigail Zimmer has four poems in The Likewise Folio!
Jill Talbot Has a Flash Essay in Defunct Magazine
Jill Talbot's Flash Essay, "On Hold," appears in Defunct Magazine.
Congratulations to Nami Mun!
Nami Mun will serve as Director of Undergraduate Fiction Programs for the 2013-2014 academic year!
Poetry MFA Tyler Cain Lacy's chapbook, REUS (Pressboard Press, 2014)
Poetry MFA Tyler Cain Lacy's chapbook, REUS, has been picked up by Pressboard Press. It is forthcoming in 2014.
Garnett Kilberg Cohen in the current Brevity.
Director of the Undergraduate Creative Nonfiction program, Garnett Kilberg Cohen, has an essay in the current issue of Brevity!
South Loop Review and Best American Essays
South Loop Review Vol. 14 contributor Vicki Weiqi Yang and her essay, “Field Notes on Hair,” will be featured in The Best American Essays 2013 anthology forthcoming October 8, 2013. South Loop Review also has 3 “Notable Essay” Award from The Best American Essays 2013
The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, has been released as an ebook by HarperPerennial.
Associate Chair Sam Weller's national bestselling book, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, has been released as an ebook by HarperPerennial.
Hotel Amerika has four Best American "Notable Essays of the Year"
Hotel Amerika, Spring 2013 has four Best American "Notable Essays of the Year" from The Best American Essays 2013:
Book Signing for Jeff Jacobson's SLEEP TIGHT
Part-time Faculty in the Department of Creative Writing Jeff Jacobson will be signing copies of his new novel, SLEEP TIGHT, on October 9th, from 12:00 to 2:00pm, at Books-A-Million (144 S. Clark St).
Joshua Young’s collaborative chapbook with Gregory Sherl is a finalist for Bloof Books Chapbook Contest!
Associate Director of Poetry & Nonfiction, Joshua Young’s collaborative chapbook with Gregory Sherl, Some Love, is a finalist for Bloof Books Chapbook Contest!
Jill Talbot Has Been Busy
Jill Talbot, the 2013-2015 Elma Stuckey Writer-in-Residence, has been busy lately with publications.
News From Hotel Amerika
Monica McFawn's collection, Bright Shards of Someplace Else (which contains selections previously published in Hotel Amerika), has won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Christine Maul Rice's novel-in-progress was shortlisted in the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition
Christine Maul Rice, Part-time Creative Writing faculty, had her novel-in-progress shortlisted in the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.
Poetry MFA Alumnus, Stephen Danos, Is a Finalist (Twice)
Poetry MFA Alumus, Stephen Danos’s manuscript Based on a Book Based on a True Story was a finalist for The Joanna Cargill Coconut Book Prize for a First Book and The Akron Poetry Prize.
The New Issue of Ghost Town features Alumni, Students, and More
The new issue of Ghost Town Magazine features work from MFA Poetry students Abigail Zimmer, Samantha Schaefer, and Cameron Decker, and MFA Poetry alumnae, S’Marie Clay, as well as Associate Director of Poetry & Nonfiction, Joshua Young.
Fiction Writing Faculty Awarded at World Horror Convention
Associate Chair Sam Weller and part-time fiction writing faculty Mort Castle received two Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writer’s Association at the 2013 World Horror Convention in New Orleans.
David Trinidad Featured in Best American Poetry 2013.
Associate professor in Poetry David Trinidad's book Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera was published by Turtle Point Press this August. The book comprises over 500 haikus based on episodes of the 1960s soap opera. An excerpt was selected for Best American Poetry 2013.
White Noise from Professor in Poetry Tony Trigilio
Professor in Poetry Tony Trigilio's book White Noise will be released this September from Apostrophe Books.
MFA Candidate Chris Marnach wins Glimmer Train award
Graduate student Christopher Marnach won first place in Glimmer Train's annual Short Story Award for New Writers.