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Jason Villemez’s recent publications

We’re so proud of former journalist Jason Villemez (Fiction ’16), who has recently published several pieces!  The story “Position,” which Jason workshopped with Jennifer Haigh and his BU fiction classmates, has been published in Foglifter, a San Francisco lit journal.  Foglifter is a new journal that publishes only LGBT work.  They also published an essay that Jason wrote about his […]

Jillian Jackson publishes story in the Iowa Review

Jillian Jackson (Fiction ’15) has published her story “A Leo, Like Jackie O” in the Spring 2018 issue of The Iowa Review! We had a chance to hear from Jillian about her writing process.  Here’s what she had to say: When I write it usually takes me a long time to fumble through a story and figure […]

Madelyn Rosenberg co-authors award-winning middle-grade novel

Madelyn Rosenberg (Fiction ’02) and her friend and co-author Wendy Wan-Long Shang, are finalists for two awards for their middle-grade novel This Is Just a Test (Scholastic)! The book, which was also a Sydney Taylor honor winner, is a finalist for the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards and the New-York Historical Society’s Children’s Book Prize. Set […]

April 28th: International Women’s Writing Guild Retreat!

The International Women’s Writing Guild is offering a reduced rate for students to participate in its upcoming annual writer’s retreat. On April 28th, The International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG) will host its 3rd Annual daylong writing retreat. Entitled Writing From Your Life, this immersive experience invites writers of all stages to discover how to unlock […]

Jacob Strautmann Awarded MCC Fellowship

Jacob Strautmann (Poetry ’00) has been awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Artistic Fellowship!  The MCC committee reviewed poems from his forthcoming book The Land of the Dead is Open for Business (Four Way Books, Spring 2020!). Visit Jake’s MCC Artist Fellowship Page here.  To read more about the fellowship, click here. Finalists of the MCC Fellowships include alumni Kirun Kapur (also Poetry ’00) […]

Reedsy Short Story Contest

We’ve partnered with Reedsy for a short story contest! The three best submissions will win an editorial assessment from editor Laura Mae Isaacman, who has worked with T.C. Boyle, Lara Vapnyar, Joyce Carol Oates, Noam Chomsky, and many others. Read more about her here. To submit, write a short story that begins with the following sentence: “First place isn’t […]

Caitlin Doyle’s Poem Featured in The Guardian

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has been featured in The Poem of the Week column in The Guardian! Past featured poets include John Ashberry, Paul Muldoon, W.S. Merwin, Alice Oswald, Seamus Heaney, and Patricia Lockwood.  The column’s editor, Carol Rumens, has this to say about Caitlin’s poem: “Carnival” demonstrates the effectiveness of a “combination of story and song,” with each […]

The Back Porch Collective to read at BPL in Jamaica Plain

The Back Porch Collective is reading at the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library this Saturday, 1/20! Readers include alumni Stacy Mattingly (Fiction ’11), Dariel Suarez (Fiction ’12), Shubha Sunder (Fiction ’12), and Ani Gjika (Poetry ’10).  Live music will accompany them.  Check out their website for more details, and we hope to see […]

Emily Yaremchuk and Eric McHenry win Mick Imlah Poetry Awards

We’re so proud to announce that two of our poets have won prizes in the Mick Imlah Poetry Awards!  Emily Yaremchuk (Poetry ’18) and Eric McHenry (Poetry ’97) tied for second place–Emily for her poem “Tabula Rasa,” and Eric for his poem “Picking a Prophet.” Emily (pictured), who is in this year’s MFA class, told us about the […]

Megan Collins Hatfield’s novel to be published

Megan Collins Hatfield (Poetry ’08) is publishing her novel!  Persephone’s Sister will be published by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, in spring 2019. Below is a blurb of the book from Megan herself: Sixteen years ago, Sylvie’s sister never came home. Persephone, out too late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, was […]