Elle magazine published Alisha Acquaye's article "My Year of Reading Books by Black Women."
Dyan Neary has won the Lillian E. Smith Writer-In-Service Award, given to writers who "recognize “the power of the arts to transform the lives of all human beings." The award honors Dyan's work teaching creative writing at women's prisons in Ecuador and Florida, as well as her volunteer work with Books Through Bars in New York City.
The literary journal River Teeth published Heather Osterman'Davis' essay "Ice" as part of its Beautiful Things feature.
The New York Times published William Dameron's essay "After 264 Haircuts, a Marriage Ends" in its Modern Love column.
Uttama Patel's story "Grinch in Girighun" has been named a semifinalist in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, sponsored by Carve magazine.
Atria Books published Jen Glantz's Always a Bridesmaid...For Hire.
Simon and Schuster published Lauren Watt's memoir Gizelle's Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog. It's been translated into eleven languages and optioned for film.
Wise Ink Creative Publishing published Sandra L. Richards' children's book Rice & Rocks.
Tulika Books published Saraswathi Menon's picture book Unhappy Moon (writing as Saras) in both English and 8 Indian languages.
Caisie Breen ended the year by self-publishing her memoir Songbyrd: Becoming She.
The New Plains Review published Amar Benchikha's story "Berthold" in its Fall issue.
The Staten Island Advance featured Ann Marie Antenucci in an article about fundraising efforts for victims of the 2016 earthquakes in Italy.
Catapult published Alisha Acquaye's essay "The Taste of Grief," begun in a Gotham Essay & Opinion Writing class.
Antrim House published Brooke Herter James's chap book The Wildest Eye.
PEN America named Emily Voigt's nonfiction book The Dragon Behind the Glass a finalist for the E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.
The Big Thrill interviewed Judy Penz Sheluk about her mystery novel The Hanged Man's Noose.
Loren Mayshark's book Death: An Exploration won the Beverly Hills Book Award in the 'Death and Dying' category.
The Write Life published Russell Ricard's article "Don't Panic: How to Approach a Marked Up Manuscript From Your Book Editor".
Johnny Zito's short screenplay "A la Memoire de Lune" received Official Selection in the Film & Script Showcase Screenplay Competition.
Kweli published Uttama Patel's short story "Blind Spot" and nominated it for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.
Tribe Magazine published Heather Osterman-Davis' essay "The Logic of Beauty."
Caroline Miley self-published her historical novel The Competition through Amazon.
She Writes Press published Cindi Michaels' memoir The Sportscaster's Daughter: A Memoir.
101words published Dianne Hendricks' story "Obligation".
The Globe and Mail published Kim Duke's article "My Love for Mushroom Hunting Is Sprouting In My Young Neighbour".
"One woman risked terrorists, headhunters, and the 'fish mafia' to see an Asian arowana in the wild," writes National Geographic about Emily Voigt and her book, The Dragon Behind the Glass, released this summer by Simon & Schuster.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel published "Dig Deeper Into History" by Jake Jung, which he began as writing exercise in his Creative Writing 101 class with Marie Carter.
Nailed magazine published Karen Ladson's essay "As the Adjective..." and named it an Editor's Choice.
Charlotte McDaniel self-published her memoir Girdled and Gloved: From Radio to Youtube on Createspace.
Kirkus Reviews reviewed Annette Berkovits' memoir In The Unlikeliest of Places, calling it "A moving tale that's emotionally powerful and historically edifying."
The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators awarded Lynn Vande Stouwe its a 2016 Magazine Merit Award for her YA story "Winterim."
Crain's New York published Erik Bagwell's op-ed "Don't Ferry Public Money to Those Who Need It Least."
101 Words published Dianne Hendricks' 101-word short story "Devotion."
Joey Slater-Milligan self-published his novel Psy.
Robert Perron has enjoyed a string of publication successes recently. Pif Magazine published his story "Ole Ned" in July, New Zenith Magazine published "Low Speed Jet" as part of it's Summer 2016 issue, and his "Government Issue" was published by Podium Literary Journal, a publication of the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
Bleakhouse Publishing published Anna Manson's story "Gold Stars Never Die" in its Tacenda Literary Magazine.
Amazon Digital published Charity Ayres' novel Ice Burns. It joins her other publications Secret in the Wings, Loki Bound, and Loki: Hell Bound, all published through Amazon Digital, and all available on Kindle.
Think Write Publish awarded Michelle Guerrero Henry a fellowship in Creative Nonfiction Writing to explore the harmonies between science and religion.
Shanghai Literal & Art Publishing, one of the leading publishing houses in China, published Sun Tian’s coming-of-age novel Memories from 57% of the World. There is also an English language version available on Kindle.
Boomer Cafe published Marc Zeitschik's essay "How It Felt for a Boomer to Be Told, He's Different."
ICM Partners signed Maureen Connolly based on her novel (tentatively) titled Beautiful Pieces.
John Dennehy's memoir Illegal will be released this month by Inkshares, and is available for pre-order now.
Emily Voigt explains how the Asian arowana came to be a mass-produced endangered species, for the BBC. Her nonfiction book about the fish, The Dragon Behind the Glass, was released by Simon & Schuster in May.
NPR interviewed Michael Sadowski about his book Safe Is Not Enough: Better Schools for LGBTQ Students, released last month by Harvard Education Press.
Alberta Rides magazine published Sue MacKenzie's essay "My First Car Comes Back — 35 years Later." She and the car, a 1967 Ford Thunderbird, are also featured as the magazine's centerfold.
Narratively published Sarah Francois' essay "I Wanted to Be His Prized Possession," which she developed in a Memoir Writing class this spring taught by Narratively editor Lilly O'Donnell.
Maximum Middle Age published Martina Clark's essay "Lovers Rock."
Nabil Ayers writes about owning an indie rock record store in Seattle for 19 years, in "The (Sonic) Boom," for The Stranger.
Flash Fiction Magazine published Michael Lambert's short, short story "My Name Is Megan".
The Manchester Review published Robert Perron's short story "What About India?"
The Center for Fiction named Hafeez Lakhani one of its2016 Emerging Writers Fellows.
Time Magazine published Heather Osterman's article "I'm a Cis Woman. My Husband is a Trans Man. This is How We Made 2 Babies".
Wilfrid Laurier University Press will release the paperback edition of Annette Berkovits' memoir In the Unlikeliest of Places this September.
Quill & Parchment published Uttama Patel's poem His Desert Pyre.
Publishers Weekly named Emily Voigt's nonfiction book, The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish, one of its Best Books of the Summer.
New York University accepted Josh Fletcher into its Low-Residency MFA Program in Paris based in part on the work he developed in our Mentor Program.
Newsday published Jackie Minghinelli's essay "How I Won the War of Woman vs. Food."
Columbia University accepted Anne Rudig into its MFA Program for Writing with a concentration in nonfiction. Anne worked on her application through our MFA Mentor Program.
The Mulberry Fork Review published Clint Dooley's prose poem "Motel".
Kevin James Doyle brought his Stand-Up Comedy show Great Times with Cory and Kevin to the Bowery Ballroom.
The Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing awarded Sarah Fuchs the Charles Djerassi 2016-2017 Fiction Fellowship.
The Copperfield Review published Samantha Lisk's flash fiction story "The Healing".
Travelers' Tales awarded the Gold Medal for Travel and Food Writing to Sylvie Bigar's essay, "French Cassoulet: An Obsession Boils Over" in the 2016 Solas Awards for Travel Writing.
Madison Derrico was accepted to five out of five colleges she applied to, using an essay she began in Gotham’s College Essay Coaching program. She will start her freshman year at the College of Charleston in South Carolina this fall.
Kirkus reviewed Vanda's novel Juliana, saying that it "captures the fear, excitement, and eroticism of a young lesbian’s awakening in the 1940s."
Narratively published Neil Goldstein's essay "The Painful Reality of Marriage After Alzheimer's," which he began in his Memoir Writing 1 class at Gotham.
Shirley Perry-Church self-published her children's book The Peanut Butter Trap: Hate Is Such an Ugly Word.
Janet Garber self-published her comic novel, Dream Job: Wacky Adventures of an HR Manager.
The Canadian Association of Journalists named Yutuka Dirks as a finalist for Labour Reporting for his article "What's At Stake in the Fight for $15".
Food Republic published Nabil Ayers' article "Exploring The Vibrant Café Scene of Kraków, Poland."
The Exposition Review published Hafeez Lakhani's short story "Jordans."
Lake Union Publishing published Patricia Perry Donovan's debut novel Deliver Her.
Sarah Enelow's essay "My Train Home" won a Silver Medal in the Travelers' Tales Solas Awards for Travel Writing.
HOW Books published Douglas Davis' book Creative Strategy and the Business of Design.
Creative Nonfiction will publish Heather Osterman's story "Stealth" in its Marriage Issue this Spring. Her piece "Ethan and the Question of Death" was published by Literary Mama last month and in May, she'll be part of Listening to Your Mother, a nationwide storytelling series that gives mothers the microphone to tell their stories.
Guernsey Press published Michael Abramson's political thriller, Rebecca Tree
Prick of the Spindle published Robert Perron's short story "Mind Over Matter".
Vermont College for the Arts admitted Audrey Toth into its MFA program.
kevinmd.com published Wendi Lovenvirth's article "Can Our Health System Really Go Downhill Any Further?" She was inspired to write the piece by the prompt 'downhill' during a Friday Night Write-In.
The Reproductive Freedom Festival will perform The Prisoner by Ellen Cohen, adapted from her memoir Laboring: Stories of a New York City Midwife.
The University of New Hampshire accepted Courtney Landi into its MFA in Writing program.