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Recent short prose publications by MFA students and alums:

Carolyn White (MFA '13) was awarded first runner up for her piece, "Narrative Supplemental," in the PRISM International annual nonfiction contest.

Richard Cytowic (MFA '11) wrote an essay entitle "The Night I Danced with Liberace" in the May 26, 2013 Los Angeles Review of Books; his review See What I'm Saying: The Extraordinary Power of the Five Senses was in in the April 24, 2010 issue of New Scientist. He writes "The Fallible Mind" blog at Psychology Today.

John Carroll (MFA '12) had two pieces of flash fiction published. "Instructions For My Son On Sneaking Into A Phillies Game" appeared in the June 2013 issue of Stymie and "Journalism" appeared in the June 2013 issue of Cleaver.

Philip Dean Walker (MFA '13) published "Brad's Head Revisited, '94" in Glitterwolf Magazine (March 2013). He has also published the following
short stories: "Women of a Certain Age" in theNewerYork (Aug 2013),"Don't Stop Me Now" in Jonathan (Dec 2013),
"Unicorn” in Big Lucks 4 in (Summer 2011); "Caravan" in Collective Fallout (Fall 2012) and "At Danceteria" in Jonathan (Dec 2012). The story, "The Other Side of the Game", will be anthologized in The Other Man: Twenty-Two Writers Uncover the Truth About Sex, Deception, Love and Betrayal (ed. by Paul Alan Fahey and forthcoming from JMS Books, LLC, May 2013). His story "Three-Sink Sink" will be anthologized in Pay for Play (ed. by R Talent and forthcoming from Bold Strokes Books, 2013). The story was also named as a finalist for the 2013 Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction from The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review.

Tyler Christensen (MFA '14) published the review, “The Tin House Writer’s Revival,” on the Tin House web blog, Open Bar (August 2011). The piece first appeared at American Ego in (Aug. 2011). The short story "Deep Trouble" appeared in The Rumpus (May 2012).

Jonathan Harper (MFA '10) published the following stories: "The Cake is a Lie" in Chelsea Station, Issue 2 (March 2012); "The Bloated Woman" which has been selected for print in Best Gay Stories 2013, reprinted from the anthology, A Touch of the Sea (ed. Steve Berman, Lethe Press, May 15, 2012); and "Men Have Issues" in the Summer 2012 Issue of Obsession Lit Mag.

Abdul Ali's (MFA '13) interviewed Alice Walker for The Atlantic (March 2012) .

Nicholas Bogg (MFA '09) published the story "East 10th Street, 1999" in Chelsea Station, Issue 2 (March 2012)

Jessamine Price (MFA '14) published the essay "Our New York, Too, Will Disappear" at Hunger Mountain (September 11, 2012).

Heather McDonald's (MFA '07) essay "How to Fix Everything," was named Creative Nonfiction magazine's Best Food Essay and later named a Notable Essay for Best American Essays 2012 by guest editor David Brooks and series editor Robert Atwan.

Sara Blaisdell (MFA '11) wrote and voiced the essay "Brothers From Another Planet" for the nationally-syndicated public radio program This American Life in June, 2010.

Michael Moreno (MFA ‘12) wrote the stories “Deviled Egg” and “Past the Junction” forthcoming in PALABRA in 2012.

Michelle Dove (MFA '10) won the 2010 John Steinbeck Award from Reed magazine for her story, "The Frost Queen of Louisa County"; had a story published in PANK 5, Spring 2011; and was anthologized in Amazing Graces, edited by Richard Peabody and forthcoming from Paycock Press.

Nicholas Boggs essay “James Baldwin, Uncollected” was published in Fanzine on Sept. 21, 2010.

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Julia Wang's (MFA '11) short story, "Go Big" is forthcoming in Pulse Literary Mag. Also forthcoming is a review of Umberto Eco's The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana forthcoming in ImageText. Her most recent publication is "The Mystery Spot" in JMWW.

Andrea Robertson (MFA '12) published "Alike Enough for Kin" in the Spring 2011 issue of Panhandler. Her story "Granny Square" is forthcoming in Ghost Town.

L.G. Fitzgerald published the short story "Sic Transit Gravitas" in the December 2010 issue of Boxfire Press.

Greta Schuler (MFA '11) won the AWP "Program-Off Competition" for graduate students in April 2010. Her winning work, entitled "Fragile" appears in issue #39 of Creative Nonfiction.

Melissa Wyse (MFA ’12) wrote an article “Villian or Victim” for the September 1, 2010, issue of Urbanite Magazine.

Anne Lacy's (MFA '09) essay "A Partial Tally of Sins against the Fauna," appeared in Crazyhorse.