MFA News


December, 2018

Austyn Gaffney ('18) had an essay, "Homing,"  which was runner-up in a nonfiction contest judged by Leslie Jamison, published in Blue Mesa Review. Her article "The Battle over Estill County" is forthcoming in onEarth in December 2018. She will be a Brush Creek Arts residencent for literary arts in January 2019, a PLAYA residencent for literary arts in March 2019, and an Editorial Fellow for Sierra Magazine beginning in July 2019.

Krystin Santos ('18) had her essay, "A Broke Girl’s Guide to Atlantic City," published in Litro


November, 2018

Sean L. Corbin ('16) published his chapbook, The Leper Dreams of Snow (Finishing Line Press 2018)

Austyn Gaffney ('18) was the Writing by Writers residency for literary arts.

Leigh Glanzman ('20) has a flash fiction piece forthcoming in Sky Island Journal.

Sean Madden ('16) had his story, "Who Sharpens the Pencils," in Waccamaw.

Robin LaMer Rahija ('16) has poems forthcoming in Barely South Review, Spillway, and Bat City Review.


October, 2018

Austyn Gaffney ('18) had an essay, "Composting," published in Prairie Schooner.

Kate Tighe-Pigott ('18) has stories forthcoming in 2019 in Willow Springs, Blackbird, and Passages North.

Zeke Perkins ('20) won the Peauxdunque Review's Words and Music Competition in the Short Story Category

Suzanne Fernandez Gray ('19) has an essay, "Wayne's", forthcoming in Michigan State University's literary journal, Fourth Genre, Spring 2019.


September, 2018

Catherine Brereton ('16) won an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.
Austyn Gaffney ('18) had an essay, "Ha Ling," published in Brevity in September 2018
Parker Hobson ('18) won an Emerging Artist grants from the Kentucky Arts Council.
Sean Madden ('16)  published “Isaac’s Curse,” an excerpt from hisnovel-in-progress, in Blue River, Creighton University’s literary journal.


August, 2018

Krystin Santos ('18) has accepted a full-time lectureship at LSU in Composition and Creative Writing.


June, 2018

Sean L. Corbin ('16) published his chapbook, The Leper Dreams of Snow (2018 Finishing Line Press).
Austyn Gaffney ('18) was awarded the Katharine Bakeless Nason scholarship for Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference.
Sean Madden ('16) had his story, “How the Lonesome Engine Drivers Pine,” named a finalist for Alternating Current Press’s 2018 Luminaire Award for Best Prose.
Gary Thomas Smith ('17) published his story "Raw" in Still: The Journal.

May, 2018

John Duncan ('18) publish his story "girl on parade of killers" in Product Magazine.
Sean Madden ('16) published his story "Subtraction" in The Los Angeles Review
Robin LaMer Rahija ('16) published her poem "Transitivity" in Metonym

April, 2018

Suzanne Fernandez Gray ('19) published her satirical creative nonfiction piece ""COLLEGE COURSE REGISTRATION: PICK THESE ‘CAUSE WE NEED THE MONEY" in McSweeney's.
Gary Thomas Smith ('17) has a story, "The Elk," forthcoming in Appalachian Heritage.


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