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Friday, February 29, 2008

Mulholland chosen as runner-up

Meaghan Mulholland's story "Immersion Program" was recently selected by guest judge Lan Samantha Chang as runner-up for the 2007 Indiana Review Fiction Prize. Mulholland is a first-year student in the program.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Heffernan in Unsplendid

Four of Michael Heffernan's poems are featured in the most recent issue of Unsplendid. Audio recordings of Heffernan reading the poems are also offered at the site.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Longhorn in Quarterly West

MFA alum Sandy Longhorn's poem "Of Mortal Men and Women" appears in the current issue of Quarterly West (65).

Penkov selected for Best American Short Stories

Salman Rushdie, this year's guest editor, and Heidi Pitlor have chosen Miroslav Penkov's story "Buying Lenin" to appear in the 2008 volume of The Best American Short Stories. Penkov is a third-year student in the MFA program.

Shores shortlisted

MFA student Jacob Shores-Arguello has been shortlisted for the Montoya Prize from the University of Notre Dame press. A final decision is expected in April.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

McCombs interview

An interview with Davis McCombs (conducted by our very own Ash Bowen) will appear in the next issue of Turnrow.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Penkov wins Welty Prize

Miroslav Penkov has been awarded the 2007 Eudora Welty Prize in Fiction for his story "Buying Lenin." The award is given to the best short story published in The Southern Review each year. Miro is the current recipient of the Walton Fellowship in fiction and a third-year student in the MFA program.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Students launch new online poetry magazine

Linebreak is a new online poetry magazine edited and published by MFA students Ash Bowen, Johnathon Williams, and Ashley McHugh. Since its launch on Jan. 22, the site has published poems from Bob Hicok, Bruce Bond, and, most recently, Barry Ballard. The format is a little different from most online journals -- each week, the site features a single poem from a single poet. Poems are published in both text and audio formats, and the site is updated each Tuesday.

Current faculty and students at Arkansas are ineligible for publication in the magazine, but the editors are seeking local poets to help record audio versions of selected poems.

Give it a look when you get a chance, and feel free to email the editors with feedback.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Bowen accepted by Crab Orchard Review

Ash Bowen's poem "Falling in Love with Flash Gordon" has been accepted for a special issue of Crab Orchard Review. The issue is titled "The In-Between Age: Writers on Adolescence" and will be available in August. Ash is a second-year student in the program.

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