Faculty News

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February 2024

  • Ploughshares named Mengyin Lin and her story "野火烧不尽/no prairie fire can destroy all the weeds" winner of its annual Emerging Writers Contest in Fiction.

  • "If I were to offer advice about how to begin such conversations, I would suggest listening with a nonjudgmental heart," writes N. West Moss in her essay "Talking About Death and Dying," in The Saturday Evening Post.

  • NPR's Code Switch featured Shahnaz Habib and her new nonfiction book Airplane Mode, in the episode "Travel Is Supposed to Expand Your Horizons...But It's Complicated."

  • SugarSugarSalt published Kelly Caldwell's essay "Perihelion." 

  • Erin Entrada Kelly's middle-grade novel Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey is one of seven finalists for the Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award. Young readers up through high school will begin voting on the winner on March 15th. 

  • The Pine Hills Review published Michael Montlack's poem "Tongue Twisters Inspired by the Great British Bakeoff.

  • Novus Literary Journal published Adela Brito's essay "90 Miles."

  • Angie Chatman was awarded a fellowship to the Collegeville Institute’s About Me, About You Writing Workshop By and For Women of Color.

  • Dorothy Parker's Ashes published "Lost Angela" by Fran McNulty, (under her author's name Fran Schumer).

  • Mara Reinstein interviewed Law & Order star Christopher Meloni about the enduring appeal of his character Elliot Stabler, working after the SAG/AFTRA and WGA strikes, and what his kids think of his racy Peloton ad, for Parade magazine. 

  • Fashion Dive published Lara Ewen's article "Garments Burned for Fuel in Cambodia Factories Causing Health and Environmental Issues."

  • "But ambition isn’t just destructive to you; it’s harmful to others as well," writes Brendan Halpin in his op-ed piec "Against Ambition." 

  • "When Lily Gladstone was a child, she and her father communicated in their sleep," writes Jessica Ogilvie in her profile, "Before the Film Festival, Lily Gladstone Visits the Indian Canyons," for Palm Springs Life magazine,

  • Rachel Simon interviewed novelist Nita Prose about her best-selling mystery novel The Maid and its follow-up The Mystery Guest, and why she won't diagnose protagonist Molly's "something unique about her personality, something very different about how her brain works," for Shondaland.

January 2024

December 2023

  • Business Insider published Angie Chatman's essay "I Don't Have a Spare $150K, so Long-Term Care Insurance Is Absolutely Worth the Cost."

  • Style, protest, and destigmatization — some of the reasons why women are transforming their expired IUDs into jewelry, explains Rachel Simon in her article "Why People Are Making Jewelry Out of Their Birth Control" in Teen Vogue

  • Queer Forty magazine interviewed Scott Alexander Hess about his new novella A Season in Delhi, believing in muses, and writing "LGBTQIA fiction that is both highly literate and highly sensual."

  • For its Unusual Suspects roundup, Book Riot recommended Lev A.C. Rosen's YA novel Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts), saying they "adored Jack and the voice of this novel."

  • Rachel Simon gave real, numerical rankings to the fake prep schools of our favorite movies and TV shows, for Vulture

  • N. West Moss interviews the Poet Laureate of New Jersey Ann E. Wallace about gardening, poetry, and other wild things, for The WildCast.

  • Mengyin Lin is on the longlist for the 2023 Granum Foundation Prize, "awarded annually to help U.S.-based writers complete substantive literary works." 

  • Queerlings published Michael Montlack's poem "Medusa Goes to the Salon."

  • SugarSugarSalt published Amy Scheiner's essay "The Burdens We Carry."

  • Mara Reinstein is a finalist for the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award in the TV Industry Feature - Longform categeory for her article "Yes, Chef!" The Los Angeles Press Club will announce the winners December 3rd. 

  • Mike Dunphy wrote "Czech Beer Is Having a Moment — And Brewers Are Thrilled" for InsideHook.

  • Kirkus reviewed David Berner's memoir Daylight Savings Time (forthcoming in July 2024 from Collective Ink Books), saying "The author’s skillful balancing of the weighty and the ordinary illuminates both, making ... the everyday meaningful."

November 2023

  • Mengyin Lin interviewed author Yiyun Li about her new short story collection Wednesday's Child, how she starts each new project, and letting her characters choose their own names, for the Millions. 

  • Lev A.C. Rosen won the 2023 Sue Federer Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery for his novel Lavender House (Forge Books). 

  • InsideHook published Mike Dunphy's travel guide to Salem, Massachusetts, "More Than Just Witches."

  • Michael Montlack's "The Way My Mother Explained the Rain" was Poetry Daily's Poem of the Day.

  • Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, will release Erin Entrada Kelly's middle grade novel The First State of Being on March 5th, 2024. 

  • Memoirland published Blaise Kearsley's essay "The Story of My Father's Hands."

  • Teresa Wong's essay "Teach Me How to Want to Live" is included in the anthology Wanting: Women Writing About Desire, out now from Catapult

  • Lev AC Rosen's novel The Bell in the Fog, a follow-up to his mystery novel Lavender House, is out now from Forge Books

  • Country musician, TV personality, and author Reba McEntire talked with Mara Reinstein about starring on the Voice, growing up in a ranching family with a lot of musical talent, and why she loves red Solo cups, for Parade magazine. 

  • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch featured George Jreije and his new novel Shad Hadid and the Forbidden Alchemies (released by Harper Collins on October 17th) in its literary roundup "The Magic of Middle-Grade Books Can Make Kids Eager Readers." 

  • Haaretz published Lisa Namdar Kaufman's op-ed "Why Women in Israel Are Terrified."

  • David Berner's The Islander (Outpost19 Books) won best novella at the NYC Big Book Awards. It was also named an Honorable Mention for Best Fiction by the Paris Book Festival and is a finalist for the 2023 Hawthorne Prize.

  • Thimble Literary Magazine published Arlaina Tibensky's essay "The Fur Coat."

  • Rachel Simon interviewed former White House official and documentary filmmaker Alejandra Campoverdi about coming up with the phrase "Trailblazer Toll" in the middle of a graduation speech, and how that led to her new memoir First Gen, for Shondaland.

October 2023

  • Catapult Books released Best Debut Short Stories, featuring the winners of the PEN America Dau Prize for Emerging Writers, among them Mengyin Lin's story "Magic or Something Less Assuring."

  • McSweeney's published Janine Annett's "Things That Count as Writing."

  • "That’s Judaism for you — there’s no celebration without some good ol’ sadness, too." Rachel Simon ranks bar and bat mitzvah scenes in TV and movies, for Vulture.

  • Union Square Books announced it will publish Marissa Walsh's picture book One Scoop or Two? And Other Ice Cream questions in 2025. 

  • The CBC published Teresa Wong's comic "Searching for Proof: Canada Kept Vast Documents With the Chinese Exclusion Act. So Why Couldn't I Find My Great-Grandpa?"

  • Mara Reinstein interviewed actress Lea Thompson about Back to the Future (of course), but also motherhood, her short-lived ballet career, and surviving as an actress for more than 40 years, for Parade.

  • Impossible Archetype published Michael Montlack's poem "Rainbow History (Progress Flag)." 

  • "Fashion's wealthiest generation is also its oldest, and as its ranks expand, there are opportunities and challenges for an industry that largely ignores them," writes Lara Ewen in her article "Style's Silver Lining" for Fashion Dive

  • Harper Collins will release George Jreije's novel Shad Hadid and the Forbidden Alchemies, the second in his middle-grade adventure series, on October 17th. 

  • Friday Flash Fiction published Angela Lam's micro story "The Wedding Venue." 

  • The Vermont Arts Council awarded Jessica Sticklor an Artist Creation Grant

September 2023

  • Laura Yeager is blogging for Cure Today. Among her recent posts is "Fluoroscopes, Tooth X-Rays, and Modern Cancer Radiation Treatments."

  • Jacobin magazine published Anni Irish's article "Museum Workers Are Tired of Being Paid in Cultural Cachet — So They're Unionizing." 

  • Mara Reinstein asks exactly what you would in "Jane Lynch Answers Every Question We Have About The Fugitive," for Vulture.

  • Lara Ewen wrote "Hanes Reports Second Quarter Sales Dip, Avoids Discussion of Barington Letter" for Fashion Dive

  • Jon Gingerich wrote "How to Ruin a Brand, the Elon Musk Way" for O'Dwyer's PR News

  • Compass Rose published Adela Brito's poem "This Gives Me Pause."

  • The Paterson Literary Review published Fran McNulty's poem "The New House."

  • New York Quarterly published Michael Montlack's poem "At Her Gay Uncle's 40th."

  • Melissa Petro's article "Private Kindergarten Costs $84,000; We're Making Our School District Pay" is up now at Insider.

  • The Stonecoast Review published Amy Scheiner's essay "Driving with Janis Joplin."

August 2023

  • Dorothy Parker's Ashes published Fran McNulty's essay "Just the Way You Are" in its Hair issue. 

  • Lisa Namdar Kaufman's poem "March" is published in Tikkun.

  • "To my surprise, as the '90s discs took their first spins in decades, more came from the speakers than just music," writes Mike Dunphy in his essay "Lessons from a '90s CD Collection," for InsideHook.

  • Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced it will release Erin Entrada Kelly's middle-grade novel The First State of Being in March 2024. 

  • HarperCollins Publishers will release George Jreije's middle-grade novel Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria in paperpback on September 19th, and the next novel in the series, Shad Hadid and the Forbidden Alchemies, on October 17th.

  • The Ghost City Review published Michael Montlack's poem "House Keys."

  • Melissa Petro's article "How a Book Deal—And a Van—Bought Me Permission to Focus on Myself" is up now on Yahoo. 

  • For Parade magazine, Mara Reinstein interviewed actor Laura Linney about cooking, theater, and two small moments that made big changes in her life: Seeing Kathy Bates in a church-basement play, and the first time she performed outdoors. 

  • Brilliant Flash Fiction published Amy Scheiner's story "tv kids." 

  • John Kachuba's middle-grade novel Haycorn Smith and the Castle Ghost is out now from Paper Angel Press.

  • Electric Literature published Rita Chang-Eppig's essay "Folk Religion Isn't Backward, but I Walked Backward Into It."

  • "I'm still looking for the answer. The formula." Cindy House talks about writers's relationships with their families, their students, their mentors, and more, at The Creative Independent

  • Huizache published Casandra López's poem "An Unknown." 

July 2023

  • The New York Times Magazine published Casandra López's poem "Sister Song."

  • Kuros Charney's pilot The Benjamins made the Top 50 in the 2023 Launch Pad TV Pilot Competition.

  • The Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival, which honors the work of Vaclav Havel, has appointed Edward Einhorn as its new director

  • Barbara DeMarco-Barrett's article "On Revision: Writers Share Useful Tips and Strategies on How They Go About Improving Their Work" is in the latest issue of the Authors Guild Bulletin.

  • "Kitchen Confidential was The Bear before The Bear. So what went wrong?" asks Mara Reinstein in an essay for The Ringer

  • Eerie River Publishing released Holley Cornetto's horror novel They Are Cursed Like You, the first in the new Trailer Park Witches series, in June. 

  • Two of María Alejandra Barrios's short stories made it to the Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions of 2023: "Periquito," which was first published in Pidgeonholes, and "Alligator Girls," first published in Flash Frog.  

  • Mara Reinstein's interview with actress and director Eva Longoria is billed as a conversation about optimism and agency, but the two talk about being broke, stealing toilet paper, working 18 hour days, and the rare, delicious joy of working eight hours and being home in time for family dinner, for Parade magazine. 

  • The Atticus Review named Z Kennedy-Lopez its new fiction editor

  • Rita Chang-Eppig's novel Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea is the Barnes & Noble Discover Selection of the Month. Bloomsbury USA released her debut book, an adventure story starring a Chinese pirate queen, on May 30th.

  • Rachel Simon gave up dessert for a month, and wrote about it for Shondaland.

  • The Bryant Literary Review published Fran McNulty's poem "The Past Is Everything."

  • Mara Reinstein interviewed Arnold Schwarzenegger about politics, TV, and why he doesn't reflect much on his past, for Parade magazine. 

  • Simon & Schuster released Cindy House's memoir Mother Noise in paperback. 

  • Mudfish published Michael Montlack's poem "Happiness." 

  • Greenwillow Books released Erin Entrada Kelly's middle-grade novel Only, Only Marisol Rainey

June 2023

  • En Route, a short film directed by Pamela Harris, is an official selection of the Vermont Film and Music Festival.

  • McSweeney's published Janine Annett's essay "All My Real Estate Fantasies."

  • One Story magazine published Rita Chang-Eppig's "Walking the Dead."

  • Melissa Petro wrote "My Postpartum Anxiety Went Undiagnosed, and Honestly, I Blame My Doctor" for Romper

  • The New York Times published Rachel Simon's article "Don't Toss These Grad Caps!"

  • Erin Entrada Kelly's novel Those Kids From Fawn Creek is one of the Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year

  • D.X. Varos released Jessica Sticklor's novel After the Barricades (published under her author's name Jessica Stilling). 

  • Amy Scheiner's essay "Tethered" is an honorable mention in Invisible City's Blurred Genre Flash Contest

  • The Citron Review published Michael Montlack's poem "Here, Where." 

  • Lev A.C. Rosen's novel Lavender House is a finalist for an Anthony Award at Bouchercon in the Historical Fiction category. 

  • Rachel Simon interviewed novelist Mary Beth Keane, about how having a New York Times bestseller triggered her imposter syndrome, and writing her new novel The Half Moon in the aftermath, for Shondaland.

  • Nelsie Spencer's one-woman show Day of the Dead Daddy is a Denver Fringe Festival selection, playing June 8th through 10th at the Redline Contemporary Art Center. 

  • Craft Literary published Justine Teu's essay "Omnipresence."

  • Music nerds rejoice: Mara Reinstein did a deep-dive on how the synth-heavy score and all-mid-1980s soundtrack for the film Air came together—including why Van Halen's "Jump" and any songs by Prince are noticeably absent—for Esquire

May 2023

  • Rachel Simon interviewed legendary children's book author Judy Blume and screenwriter Kelly Fremon Craig about their collaboration to adapt Blume's novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. for the screen, in The Cut

  • Anni Irish is covering labor and organizing for The Art Newspaper. Recent articles include "Strike at New York's Hispanic Society Enters Second Week as Museum Pushes Back Long-Planned Re-Opening" and "Unionised Whitney Museum Workers Ratify Their First Contract After 16 Months of Negotiations."

  • Publishers Weekly gave a starred review to Rita Chang-Eppig's forthcoming novel Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea, calling it a "rollicking adventure ... not to be missed." 

  • GCN (Gay Community News) included Scott Alexander Hess's novel The Butcher's Sons on its list of "Fourteen Great New Queer Books You Should Read in 2023.) 

  • The Adelaide published Fran McNulty's short story "The Bull Session." 

  • Anni Irish's article about contract negotiations at the Guggenheim Museum, "You Can't Pay Rent With Prestige," is in the Art Newspaper.

  • Scott LaCounte's forthcoming nonfiction book Consider the Ostrich: Unlocking the Book of Job and the Blessing of Suffering is available for pre-order. 

  • Audible released the audiobook of Jon Gingerich's debut novel The Appetite Factory, narrated by Adam Barr. 

  • Rachel Simon interviewed author Ann Napolitano about her new novel Hello Beautiful, writing it to escape into another world, and why all of her books explore the human need to live meaningfully, for Shondaland

  • Chicago Review Press will release the paperback edition of Amanda Oliver's nonfiction book Overdue: Reckoning With the Public Library—named an Esquire Best Book of the Year— on June 4th. 

  • Mara Reinstein interviewed actor Rob Lowe about what he thinks is the best work he's ever done, working with his son, and turning 60, for Parade magazine. 

  • Dorothy Parker's Ashes published N. West Moss's essay "A Warm Hand" in its Libido issue. 

  • Erin Entrada Kelly's middle-grade short story "Mother Mary, Do You Bleed?" is included in the anthology Calling The Moon: Sixteen Period Stories from BIPOC Authors, out now from Candlewick Press.

April 2023

  • Arsenal Pulp Press announced it will publish Teresa Wong's graphic novel All Our Ordinary Stories in fall 2024.

  • Lev A.C. Rosen's novel Lavender House is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ+ Mystery.

  • Slate published Amy Scheiner's essay "I Had Weight-Loss Surgery at 17, and It Worked—but It Didn't Address My Real Problem."

  • One Story magazine named Rita Chang-Eppig as one of its 2023 Literary Debutantes.

  • Angela Lam's debut suspense novella, No Amendswill be published on October 10, 2023.

  • M.M. Lafleur's The—M—Dash published Rachel Simon's article "How Do You Know When It's Time to Leave a Toxic Job?"

  • The Art Newspaper published Anni Irish's article "Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Closes on Anniversary of Infamous Heist Due to Planned Climate Change Protest." 

  • Lara Ewen wrote "Fashion Makeover: Five Ways to Rethink the Industry in 2023" for Fashion Dive

  •  Dorothy Parker's Ashes published Fran McNulty's essay "We All Scream for Ice Cream" in its Food Issue. 

  • You can watch Blaise Allysen Kearsley read and discuss her essay "A Jet All The Way" as part of the Raging Gracefully: The Women Who Came Before Us reading series. 

  • Rebel Satori Press announced it will publish Scott Alexander Hess's novella A Season in Delhi in November 2023.

  • Carmen Bugan's poem "Wedding Ring" is the Poem of the Week in the Irish Times

  • Michael Montack's poem "Any Wonder I'm a Mess" is in The Sierra Nevada Review

  • Fran McNulty's poem "Street Life" is up now at Every Day Poems.

  • Adela Brito's poem "Wounded Birds" appears in the spring issue of Cathexis Northwest Press 

  • For Shondaland, Rachel Simon interviewed bestselling author Emma Lord about impostor syndrome, the rom-com novel, and how the romance genre "gives readers a chance to see themselves in writing that they might otherwise never get."

  • Carole Buggé's novel Cleopatra's Dagger (written under her author name Carole Lawrence) is nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award for best novel published as a paperback original. The Edgars, given by the Mystery Writers of America for the best in mystery and suspense writing, will be awarded in April. 

  • The Guardian published Jon Gingerich's essay "How I Wrote My First Novel While Going Blind — And Kept It a Secret." 

March 2023