Recent Publications & Kudos

 

Jeremy Morong interviewed our own David S. Atkinson about Not Quite so Stories over at 88 Miles Press (part one)! http://otbod.blogspot.com/2016/02/my-interview-with-david-atkinson-part.html

 

Our own Andy Harper‘s flash nonfiction, “Valentine’s Day,” is up at hippocampus Magazine: http://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2016/02/valentines-day-by-andy-harper/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s flash fiction story “Marc Summers Instigated the Bloods and Crips War so He Deserves Everything He Gets” has been accepted for the suit theme at Pure Slush!

 

Our own Michael Weems’s cowritten musical, Heartbreak USA, won Best New Play/Musical for the 2015 Houston Broadway world Awards. Congrats, Michael!

 

Our very own Michael Weems’s musical (co-written with Rhonda Kess), “OkayBetterBest”, was presented at the Ars Nova Loft as a special industry reading in December 2013. The cast included Jason Gotay (Bring It On: The Musical, Spider-Man Turn off the Dark), George Salazar (Godspell, Here Lies Love), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Elena Ricardo (Mamma Mia!), Christina Sajous (Holler If Ya Hear Me, American Idiot), Justin Matthew Sargent (Bonnie & Clyde, Rock of Ages) and Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening).

 

Our very own Michael Weems’s one act ‘132’ was selected for the Warner International Playwright Festival in Torrington, CT, staged in October 2015.

 

Our very own Raylyn Clacher’s chapbook, All of Her Leaves, is out from dancing girl press! Get your copy here: https://dulcetshop.myshopify.com/products/all-of-her-leaves-raylyn-clacher

 

Our very own Karen Gettert Shoemaker’s “The Meaning of Names” is Nebraska’s reading choice for the 2016 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program. The One Book One Nebraska reading program encourages Nebraskans across the state to read and discuss one book, chosen from books written by Nebraska authors or that have a Nebraska theme or setting. A committee of the Nebraska Center for the Book selected this book from a list of twenty-seven titles nominated by Nebraskans from across the state. The book was published in 2014 and was announced as the 2016 selection at the Celebration of Nebraska Books on November 14 in Lincoln. Libraries across Nebraska will join other literary and cultural organizations in planning book discussions, activities, and events that will encourage Nebraskans to read and discuss this book. Support materials to assist with local reading/discussion activities will be available after January 1, 2016 at http://onebook.nebraska.gov/ Updates and activity listings will be posted on the One Book One Nebraska Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/onebookonenebraska.

 

 

Our very own faculty member William Trowbridge’s poem, “Long Distance to My Old Coach,” will be reprinted in former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s weekly newspaper column, American Life in Poetry. The column presently appears in 75 American newspapers, with a total circulation of about 4 million. The poem originally appeared in South Dakota Review, edited by our own Lee Ann Roripaugh.

 

Our very own Allison Hedge Coke’s latest book “Streaming” is a current finalist for Pen Southwest Book Awards Pen Texas and has been otherwise noted and awarded in these ways:

Winner: 2015 Wordcrafter of the Year Award
Bronze Medal: 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards for poetry
Finalist: 2015 PEN Southwest Award for Poetry
Finalist: 2015 Eric Hoffer Award
Finalist: 2015 Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award for superior cover art.
Finalist: 2015 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking book.
Longlist: 2015 PEN Open Book Award
Split This Rock recommended poetry books of 2014
Teaching for Change recommended books of 2014

 

Our very own Jim Peterson’s newest collection of poems, “Original Face” is now available from Gunpowder Press in Santa Barbara. Congratulations, Jim! Purchase your copy here: http://gunpowderpress.com/book/original-face/

 

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson was recently interviewed by Jen Knox about his upcoming short story collection “Not Quite so Stories” and other writing related matters over at A Literary Exhibition! http://jenknox.blogspot.com/2016/01/writers-in-spotlight-david-atkinson.html

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson’s flash fiction story “Hernández de Biedma Owes Me a Weekend” has been accepted for the May 2016 issue of Blue Five Notebook!

 

Our very own Jamie Wendt just had a book review published in Jewish Book World for Judy Blume’s new book “In the Unlikely Event”! http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/in-the-unlikely-event Jamie also had a poem published in Issue 11 of Saranac Review. Congrats, Jamie!

 

Our very own Tom Paine’s book, “A Boy’s Book of Nervous Breakdowns” was reviewed in Publishers Weekly! http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8071-6124-1

 

Our very own Stephanie Austin has another post up at The Nervous Breakdown! See below for the latest and previous posts. http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/saustin/2015/11/sick/

http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/saustin/2015/09/good-sister-3/

http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/saustin/2015/08/zoom-zoom/

 

Our very own Eric Tucker is now the editor of Plainsongs, a small poetry journal published at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. Submit your work here: http://www.hastings.edu/hastings-college-press/plainsongs

 

Our very own Denise Emanuel Clemen was recently published in “Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up About the Postpartum Experience.” – November 2015

 

Our very own Raylyn Clacher’s poems “Wife on the Hunt,” “The Tenth Year of Ordinary Time,” and “I Teach the Bear in the Bedroom All I Know” have been published in the South Dakota Review, volume 52 issue 1.

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson’s story “The Inappropriate Name of the Faded Glory Product Line” has been accepted for the September 2015 issue of birdy!

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson has signed a contract with Literary Wanderlust for his short story collection “Not Quite so Stories!” Stay tuned. – July 2015

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson’s story “The Philosophical Problem of Original Jam” is live at Apocrypha and Abstractions! https://apocryphaandabstractions.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/the-philosophical-problem-of-original-jam-by-david-s-atkinson/

 

Our very own Heidi Prairiesong Hermanson’s poem “Tai Chi Under the Elms.” has been accepted by Main Street Rag! – July 2015   http://prairiesongs.com/poems.htm

 

Our very own Robin Buckallew’s play, Shock, was featured as part of the First Flight Festival in July 2015. http://www.angelscompany.org/collective/first-flight-festival.html

 

Our very own Jillian Phillips has founded a feminist, Gurlesque micropress called Villainess Press with a companion online journal, The Plot. The journal publishes a few pieces per week–flash fiction, lyric essay, and poetry.

Villainess Press: villainesspress.wordpress.com
The Plot: villainessplot.wordpress.com

Twitter & Tumblr: @VillainessPress

Facebook: facebook.com/VillainessPress

 

Our very own Jillian Phillips has a forthcoming erasure chapbook called “de-flowering” based on Colette’s essay collection “for a flower album,” slated for later this year/early 2016.

 

Our very own Robin Buckallew‘s new one-act play, Man on the Moon, was presented on the radio in Lincoln in June 2015 as part of the Platte River Sampler that honors local artists.

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s story “In the Dark” has been accepted for the Summer 2015 (sadly, the final) Issue of The Lincoln Underground!

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s story “Lunchtime Doubly So” has been accepted for the summer issue of Wilderness House Literary Review!

 

Our very own Michael Weems‘s one act ‘Dream Dream Dream’ was chosen for Smith & Krauss Best New American 10 Minute Plays 2016.

 

Our very own Molly O’Dell‘s book of poems, “Off the Chart,” was released June 2015 http://www.wordtechweb.com/odell.html

 

 

Our very own faculty member Bill Trowbridge already has a long list of accomplishments for 2015!

-Won the 2014 Stanley Hanks Prize, awarded by the St. Louis Poetry Society for the best poem appearing in a 2014 issue of a Missouri literary magazine.

-His latest book, Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, named as one of the 10 best poetry collections of 2014 by the Kansas City Star newspaper.

-Reviews of Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, in recent issues of New Letters, Green Mountains Review, The Georgia Review, and Tar River Poetry.

-Poems recently accepted by River Styx, Atlanta Review, New Letters, Bridge Eight, Burnt District, Epoch, Rattle, and Green Mountains Review.

-An illustrated poetry chapbook, Oldguy: Superhero, to be published in 2016 by Red Hen Press.

-A full poetry collection, Tilt-A-Whirl, to be published in 2017 by Red Hen Press.

 

Our own Michael Weems‘s one act, Dream Dream Dream, will be a part of Paragon Theatre’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Play Festival, to be staged this year in Chicago, IL. – June 2015

 

Our very own Heidi Hermanson‘s poem, “Cemetery,” was recently accepted by Blast Furnace. She also had three poems accepted by The Arlington Literary Journal, and a poem “6600 North” was accepted in Thirty-Six Views of O. – May 2015

 

Our very own Andy Harper‘s personal essay, “A Case of Joni,” is now live! https://themuseumofamericana.net/issues/current-issue-6/prose/a-case-of-joni-nonfiction-by-andy-harper/

 

Our very own Michael Weems‘s one act ‘The High and Low Search’ will be a part of Eastbound Theatre’s 2015 Festival. Dates TBA, but usually in July in Milford and South Shore CT.

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s book, “The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes,” was a 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards finalist in humor!

 

Our very own Erik Campbell’s poem “Familiarity” (which later appeared in his collection Arguments for Stillness, Curbstone P. 2006) is included in the anthology 30 Years of New Delta Review. He is also a recent recipient of one of the Distinguished Writer Awards from the Nebraska Arts Council for 2015.

 

On behalf of Shanan Ballam and Gary Dop, UN MFA alumni who served as judges of the 2015 UNOMFA AAP Helen W. Kenefick prize, we are honored to announce the winner and runner up.

Michelle Troxclair‘s poem “Generation b. 1952-1972” was selected as the winning poem.

Zachary Drees‘ “No Goodbye at Grandma’s” is the runner up.

Congratulations, Michelle and Zach; many thanks, Shanan and Gary.

 

Our very own Gary Dop has three new poems in [PANK] Magazine. http://pankmagazine.com/piece/three-poems-54/

 

Our very own Michael Weems‘s one act, Broken, has been chosen for the Silver Spring Stages One Act Festival, to be staged in August 2015.

 

Our very own Denise Emanuel Clemen had her story, “My Face in the Darkness,” published in the anthology, Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up About the Postpartum Experience. http://www.herstoriesproject.com/mothering-through-the-darkness-contributors/

 

Our very own Michael Weems has some updates! –April 2015

Michael’s one act, Switcheroo, is a finalist among 500 submissions for the Minnesota Shorts Play Fest. Finalists announced next month.

Michael’s one act, The High and Low Search’ will be produced by Black Book Productions in Brooklyn this May.

Michael’s full length play, A Common Martyr, is now published by Next Stage Press.

 

 

Our very own Jamie Wendt recently had 3 poems published in Green Mountains Review. – March 2015

 

Our own David S. Atkinson‘s story “Hollidays Gone Wrong” (no, that isn’t a typo) has been accepted by Bartleby Snopes! — March 2015

 

Our very own faculty member Pope Brock will be broadcasting poems by members of the UN MFA faculty on his radio show. Allison Hedge Coke is tonight and Steve Langan is next week. Dog’s Dinner, Wednesday evenings from 8:30-10 on WMPG, Portland, ME. http://www.wmpg.org/show/wed2030/

 

Our very own Michael Weems‘s one act, 132, is being produced March 26-28, 2015 in Houston. https://www.facebook.com/282212667143/photos/a.438685027143.235896.282212667143/10152820241372144/?type=3&theater

 

Our very own Marie Hansen‘s article, “4 Books For Young Women Going Through A Quarter-Life Crisis,” is headlining Huffington Post Books! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marie-hansen/quarter-life-crisis-books_b_6808782.html

 

Our very own Cat Dixon‘s chapbook, OUR END HAS BROUGHT THE SPRING, is being published by Finishing Line Press. https://finishinglinepress.com/product_reviews.php?products_id=2325&osCsid=7894d76e2tutjgo3056djc8gi0

 

f you’re in Omaha, head over to the Bemis Center on March 7th at 7pm for the book launch of “What It Looks Like, How It Flies,” a book of 16 poems written by our very own faculty member Steve Langan! http://www.bemiscenter.org/get_involved/index.html/event/2015/03/07/book-launch-reading-what-it-looks-like-how-it-flies-contemporary-poetry-by-steve-langan

 

Our very own Michael Weems‘s play, “Safe at Home” will be produced March 19-28, 2015 at OnStage Atlanta Spring Shorts Festival. Congratulations, Michael! playsofweems.com

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s flash fiction story “To Kill a Mokkingbird II – Kill Harder by Ahrrper Leeeeee” has been accepted by Cease, Cows.

 

Our own Pope Brock‘s radio show has shifted from overnights to Wednesday evenings from 8:30-10 pm ET. It’s at 90.9 and 104.1 FM in Portland, Maine but also streams over wmpg.org. The show is called Dog’s Dinner. Tune in!

 

Our very own Emily Borgmann has had a review published on the Green Mountains Review website. It’s a review of Doug Ramspeck’s collection Original Bodies. http://greenmountainsreview.com/review-of-original-bodies-by-doug-ramspeck/

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s flash fiction story “The Philosophical Problem of Original Jam” has been accepted for upcoming publication in Apocrypha and Abstractions. It will be live on July 20, 2015.

 

Our very own Denise Emanuel Clemen’s story, No Good Deed, was published in the New Plains Review. – January 2015

 

Our very own Robin Buckallew‘s play UNTIL THEY FORGET has been selected as one of only 3 finalists for the Region 5 KCACTF John Cauble Award. Robin also received an Honorable Mention in the ten-minute category for LEAVING WATER.

 

Our very own Amy Hassinger’s novel, AFTER THE DAM, is a finalist for the Siskiyou Prize in New Environmental Literature. http://www.ashlandcreekpress.com/blog/2014/12/15/announcing-the-2014-siskiyou-prize-winner-and-finalists/

 

Our very own Jordan Mapes‘s story “Broken Glass” has been published in the anthology “Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York” by Myth Ink Books. http://mythinkbooks.com/2014/07/03/dark-tales-from-elder-regions-new-york/

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s story “The Declaration of Insufficiency: Getting Quality Work Out of ‘The Jeff'” has been accepted for the next issue of Hobo Pancakes!

 

Our very own faculty member Allison Adelle Hedge Coke‘s book, “Effigies II: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing, Pacific Rim” is now available for purchase!   It is the AIROS Native America Calling National Book of the Month, too! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/effigies-ii-allison-adelle-hedge-coke/1121486629;jsessionid=F6F81D323B5F84CCF6CF9488B4A75D8B.prodny_store02-atgap06?ean=9781844718955

 

Our very own Bill Howard James‘s play, “Before We Were What We Are Now” is up at Connotation Press.   http://www.connotationpress.com/drama/2426-b-h-james-drama

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s story “Somebody Misplaced Montana” is now live in issue 17 of Used Gravitrons.   http://issuu.com/usedgravitrons/docs/ug1/28?e=2697416%2F9142013

 

Our very own Bill Howard James‘s story, “The Anti-Story” is now up at The Subtopian. http://www.subtopian.com/66618/

 

Our very own David L. Williams and Charlene Donaghy both have plays in The Warner International Playwright Festival coming up this October.   – August 2014

 

Our very own Jamie Wendt recently had two poems published in ROAR Magazine. http://roarmagazine.org/

 

Our very own Stephanie Austin‘s story, “Maybe We Were Never Creative Enough,” has been published on Extract(s).

 

And another for David S. Atkinson! His story “Overfull: Bile and Cider” has been accepted for the “Too Much” anthology being put out by Unknown Press. Current estimation has the anthology coming out around July 30, 2014.

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s story “Our Job was Just to Give Them a Show” was just published in the Summer 2014 issue of Ms. Bombshell Magazine accompanying photography by Donigan Artworks.

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson’s story “Glancing Blow” was just accepted for the special upcoming “Phantom” issue of The Lincoln Underground.

 

Our very own David L. Williams‘s musical, “The Bully,” (of which he wrote the book [with music & lyrics by John Gregor]) has been published by Dramatic Publishing. http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/p3707/The-Bully/product_info.html

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s story, “In Pursuit of Art: Drinking NyQuil at Pharmacies,” has been accepted for publication at Paragraph Line.

 

Our very own Jackie Fox has had one of her poems accepted for publication in Rattle.

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson just received word that his book, “Bones Buried in the Dirt,” was named a finalist in the First Novel (Under 80,000 words) category of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

 

Our very own Denise Emanuel Clemen‘s story, “Branded,” is published in Chagrin River Review.   http://www.chagrinriverreview.com/denise-emanuel-clemen.html

 

Our very own Denise Emanuel Clemen‘s story, “Feathers,” is published in Fiction Fix. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/fullscreen/54918497/fiction-fix-fifteen

 

Our very own Melody Montgomery‘s poem, “Intimates and Fools,” is published in Busting and Droning.

 

Our very own Robin Buckallew‘s play “Entropy” has been selected for a full production at The Radium Girls Theatre at their Female Writers Festival in New York City on May 20 and May 24!

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s story “I contemplate the humble potato” is live over at Cease, Cows

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s story “The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes” is now published!   http://www.amazon.com/The-Garden-Good-Evil-Pancakes/dp/0692200770/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397784437&sr=8-1&keywords=the+garden+of+good+and+evil+pancakes

 

Our very own David. S. Atkinson‘s story, “Turndown Service,” is now live in the spring 2014 issue of The Writing Disorder

 

Our very own faculty member Amy Hassinger‘s essay, “Iyabo is Yoruba for the Mother Has Returned” just came out in this month’s Creative Nonfiction. – March 2014

 

Our very own faculty member Amy Hassinger‘s essay, “Knocking the World Askew” is in this month’s AWP Writer’s Chronicle.   March 2014

 

Our very own faculty member Charles Wyatt is the winner of the 2014 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series contest for his collection, “Goldberg – Variations.” http://carolinawrenpress.org/submissions/contest-results

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s story, “Pancakes Ain’t the Boss of Me,” is now live in the spring 2014 Rejected Dreams issue #3 of Midnight Circus.

 

Our very own Jordan Mapes’ story “Popcorn Shrimp” has been accepted for the summer issue of Midnight Circus. – February 2014

 

Our very own Kiara Nicole Letcher‘s poem, “Slaughterhouse,” was recently published in Green Mountains Review.

 

The Virginia Quarterly Review Online has “unlocked” two essays and one poem written by our very own Erik Campbell. http://www.vqronline.org/people/erik-campbell

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s story “Home Invasion: Single Guy Problems” has been accepted for the summer (Invasion and Occupation) issue of Midnight Circus.

 

Our very own Bill Howard James‘s story, “A Choice,” has been accepted by The Los Angeles Review for this fall.

 

Our very own Joe Owens‘s piece, “The Terror Of Becoming A Parent When You Have Mental And Physical Health Problems,” is featured in Thought Catalog.

 

Our very own Janey Gibilisco and Scott Schwalenberg are the editors of “House, Guest.”

http://www.houseguestmag.com/issue-05/current.php

 

Our very own Jamie Wendt‘s poem, “Things You Saved for When I Got Older,” will be published in the winter/February 2014 issue of After Hours, a journal of Chicago writing and art!

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson is thrilled to announce that his story, “Rewriting James Reed,” has been accepted for the “Revenge of the Scammed Anthology” to support Eddy Rathke.

 

Our very own Stephanie Austin‘s piece, “Flow,” was recently published in Eclectica Magazine. http://www.eclectica.org/v18n1/austin.html

 

Our very own Leah Sewell‘s poem, “Dark Wisconsin,” was recently published in Spry Literary Journal. http://www.sprylit.com/archives/issue-03/poetry/dark-wisconsin/

 

Our very own Jillian Phillips‘s review of “My Dead” by Amy Lawless is up at Heavy Feather Review. “My Dead” is published through Octopus Books.

 

Our very own Robin Buckallew will be having a reading of her play, “They Don’t Make Movies Like Shane Anymore” in Lincoln, Neb. at the Bennet Martin Library at 14th and N street on Sunday the 19th at 2:30 p.m., and it’s open to anyone who wants to come. – January 2014

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s flash fiction story, “Benjamin Franklin was pissing on my apartment building door,” has been accepted for issue 5 of Thumbnail Magazine.

 

Our very own David L. Williams‘s full-length play, “The Craving,” will have its world premiere in October at Barter Theatre in Virginia. http://www.bartertheatre.com/shows-and-tickets.php?show=41&title=The+Starving

 

Our very own Jamie Wendt has had two poems recently published in the Jewish Literary Journal. http://jewishliteraryjournal.com/poetry/kotel-desert-folk/

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson, Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Barbara Schmitz and many more are featured in Midnight Circus: Classic Lit on the Side.

 

One of our very own Jamie Wendt‘s poems is forthcoming in Open to Interpretation.

 

Our very own faculty member Karen Shoemaker‘s new novel, “The Meaning of Names,” was reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly. http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59709-959-2

 

Our very own Jeff Lacy‘s flash fiction story “Robby Brewer,” was accepted for publication by Clapboard House in December!

 

Our very own Stephanie Austin was featured in Creative Nonfiction as part of a roundtable discussion of what makes a good cnftweet. https://www.creativenonfiction.org/online-reading/square-root-true

 

Our very own David L. Williams‘s full-length play, “Spake,” was chosen to be part of This Is Water Theatre’s inaugural season. “Spake” will have its regional premiere in Bryan/College Station, Texas in Spring 2014.

 

Our very own Mike Corum‘s poem, “Buffalo Dreams, 1870,” was accepted for publication by Whiskey Island Magazine.

 

Our very own Mike Corum‘s poem, “A Night of Much Pea Soup” is to be included in the next issue of Greensilk Journal and “A Helping Hand” will be included in Writers Tribe Review.

 

Our very own Joseph Michael Owens‘s story, “Mr. Twitchy,” was recently published in InDigest Magazine. http://indigestmag.com/blog/?p=18559#.VruJ5fFoEZQ

 

Our own David S. Atkinson‘s commemoration of the passing of Magaret Thatcher, “Kidnapping with Margaret Thatcher,” will be appearing in Rooster Republic Press’s flagship bizarro anthology “Tall Tales with Short Cocks” vol. 4. The expected release date is early December.

 

Our very own Joseph Michael Owens’s story, “Now You See Me” is up for consideration for Bartleby Snopes’s “Story of the Month.”

 

Our very own Raylyn Clacher‘s poem, “Pinky the Bear Goes on a Date,” is published in issue 3.1 of Stone Highway Review.

 

Our very own Stephanie Austin‘s piece, “Freefall,” is featured in the New England Review. The web series, “Secret Americas,” asked writers to choose a photo from the US National Archives and write a piece about it. http://www.nereview.com/2013/10/09/freefall-by-stephanie-austin/

 

Our very own Aaron Eugene Stueve just received a book deal for the sequel to his book “The ABCs of Dinkology.” The book will be titled “The ABCs of Dinkology 2.” It will be published by EAB Publishing.

 

Our very own Janey Gibilisco‘s poem, “The Parable of Small Hands,” will appear in Nimrod. Janey’s flash fiction piece, “The Story of John, Or Love,” will appear in Green Mountains Review.

 

Our very own Melissa Snodgrass Pilakowski‘s short story “The Extemporaneous Life” has sold to Cicada Magazine and is slated for the Jan/Feb issue.

 

Our very own faculty member Amy Hassinger’s poem, “Treading Water in the Dark, Off Savo Island,” is feautured in the McNeese Review.

 

Our very own Stephanie Austin‘s flash fiction piece, “Vertical Stripes,” was recently published in Prime Number Magazine. http://www.primenumbermagazine.com/Issue41_PrimeDecimals3.html

 

Our very own faculty member Lee Ann Roripaugh‘s poem, “Happy Hour,” is Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine’s Poem of the Day today. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/239396

 

Our very own Jamie Wendt‘s poem, “After Moshe Silman,” is published in the new Summer 2013 issue of Theodate.

 

Another one for our own David S. Atkinson! His poem, “A Bourbon Poetry Submission,” was included in Small Batch, an anthology of bourbon poetry from Two of Cups Press.

 

Our own David S. Atkinson‘s story, “The Des Moines Kabuki Dinner Theatre,” was recently published in Issue 10 Bartleby Snopes.

 

Our very own Stephanie Austin‘s story, “The Hotshot,” was recently published by fwriction: review. http://www.fwrictionreview.com/post/56417218433/the-hotshot-by-stephanie-austin

 

Our very own Carol Everett Adams‘s essay, “Passages,” has been accepted for publication in the anthology tentatively titled: “Red, White & True: The American Military Story from WWII to Present.”

 

Our very own Mike Corum‘s poem, “God Gets His Start,” is being published by vox poetica in late August.

 

Our very own Carol Everett Adams‘s poem, “So She Covers Her Lovely Face,” was accepted for publication in the Winter 2014 issue of Euphony.

 

Our own David S. Atkinson‘s story, “Monkey! Monkey! Monkey! Monkey! Monkey!” is live in Vol. 8, no. 2 of Wilderness House Literary Review http://www.whlreview.com/no-8.2/fiction/DavidSAtkinson.pdf

 

Our very own Mike Corum has had two poems accepted for publication by About Place Journal: “A Very Real Pond” and “I Wrap the World with a Piece of String.”

 

Our own Shanan Ballam‘s first full-length poetry manuscript, “Pretty Marrow” was just published! Shanan entered the manuscript in the Utah Division of Arts and Museums contest last year and won first place. The woman who judged the contest, Sue Walker, poet laureate of Alabama, owns Negative Capability press, said that she liked the manuscript so much that she wanted to publish it. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0942544811/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

 

Our own Mike Corum‘s poem, “Time Warp Zipper,” was accepted for publication in Wordland 3. The theme of the issue is “What They Saw in the Sky.” Wordland is a part of The Exaggerated Press in the UK.

 

Our own Jillian M. Phillips‘s chapbook, “Pretty the Ugly,” is now available on Amazon.com!

http://www.amazon.com/Pretty-Ugly-Jillian-M-Phillips/dp/0615787967/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1364160159&sr=8-2&keywords=jillian+m+phillips

 

Our own Gary Dop has accepted a position teaching creative writing at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

 

Our own Leah Sewell‘s manuscript, “Birth in Storm,” won the Emerge Literary Journal Chapbook Competition!

 

Our own Mike Corum will have four of his poems published in the Spring issue of Yellow Medicine Review! The poems to be published include: “The Business of Bones,” “I’m Inside a Giant Clock,” “Happy as a Boulder,” and “Mystical Journey.”

 

Our own Gary Dop recently won the Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize from the South Dakota State University English Department and Great Plains Writers’ Conference!   And now for a bit of fun . . . check out this hilarious video made by Gary Dop and his daughters!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJm-SIfyC4U

 

Here’s the link to our Coley Gallagher‘s story “Snatch” in Green Mountains: http://greenmountainsreview.com/snatch/

 

Our own Michael Lundy has been awarded a month-long residency with The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center For The Arts, for time devoted to writing his experiences with adjudicated, at-risk youth for ten years at Tarkio Academy. He expects a cross-genre of fiction/nonfiction book will result from his work and stay.

 

Our own Louise Miller has been awarded the international Hawthornden Castle Fellowship for the month of February 2013 where she will continue work on her novel and polish a collection of 12 short stories, including both a story recently published in Australia and short listed for a prize with Glimmer Train.

 

Our very own David S. Atkinson‘s book, “Bones Buried in the Dirt,” is now available!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0983553033/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

 

Our own Gary Dop had a poem featured on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED yesterday! Here’s a link to the audio and a copy of the text. http://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/03/dop

 

Our own Amy Hassinger had her review of “Caleb’s Crossing” appear on the front page of the Los Angeles Review of Books!

 

Our own Charlene Donaghy has some exciting news about three of her plays!

“Broken Wings on St. Maurice” is premiering in Binghampton, New York’s Know Theatre’s Playwrights and Artists Festival over the next two weeks. Her full-length play, “The Quadroon and the Dove,” is receiving a production at the University of Memphis until the end of the month. “Gift of an Orange,” which premiered two months ago in Boston to rave reviews, will be published in the Best American Short Plays 2011-2012. Congratulations, Charlene! Read more about these great endeavors on her website: http://charleneadonaghy.com/

 

Beloit Poetry Journal has nominated our own Liz Kay‘s poem, “A Warning,” for a Pushcart!

 

Check out this great interview of our very own Natalia Treviño! http://sliverofstonemagazine.com/2012/09/29/natalia-trevino/

 

 

For more News & Kudos, check out posts on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Nebraska-MFA-in-Writing-282212667143/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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