Category: Short Story Publications

Shubha Sunder’s latest publications

                Great news from Shubha Sunder (fiction 2012), who has had not one, but two short stories published in journals recently!  “The Footbridge” appears in the winter issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review, and “Second Language” can be read online at The Bangalore Review. Congratulations, Shubha!  And we’re looking forward to reading […]

Beth O’Sullivan published in Belle Reve Literary Journal

Terrific news from Beth O’Sullivan (fiction 1983), whose short story, “Swings,” was published in the Belle Reve Literary Journal.  You can read the full story here.  Beth studied fiction at BU with Leslie Epstein and Jayne Anne Phillips, who will be re-joining our faculty this fall as a Visiting Professor. Congratulations, Beth! Beth O’Sullivan studied writing with a fellowship […]

Dariel Suarez finalist for New American Press Fiction Prize

Terrific news for Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012), whose book of short stories, A Kind of Solitude, has been selected as a finalist for the New American Press Fiction Prize! The official announcement can be found here.  The book includes several short stories that Dariel worked on while in the MFA program. In addition, a story from the collection, “Otto’s […]

Erin Belieu’s latest reviewed in the NY Times, and Literary Links

                    We were delighted to see that the latest poetry collection by Erin Belieu, Slant Six (Copper Canyon Press), was reviewed on the first page of the Arts section of the New York Times!  Times critic Dwight Gardner was largely favorable in his review, saying, “It’s […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone’s debut story leads Pushcart Prize

We’re thrilled to announce that Emma Duffy-Comparone’s story, “The Zen Thing,” is the lead story of 2015’s Pushcart Prize anthology!  According to the introduction by Bill Henderson, it’s the first time in the history of the prize that an author’s first-published story has been chosen to lead the collection. Hearty congratulations, Emma! You can read […]

Lucy Teitler published in Trop

I’m so happy to share that Lucy Teitler, a writer from my own class (Fiction ’13) has published a short story in Trop!  The story is called “Bakersfield,” and you can read it here.  She wrote the first draft of it for our workshop with Leslie Epstein.  Discussions in that class, Lucy says, led to […]

Shaaru Menon published in Kweli Journal

We’re so pleased to announce that Shaaru Menon (Fiction 2012) has published a short story in Kweli!  Here’s the beginning, to give you a taste: By the time Neeli met Hassan he was a nobody. His last successful film was almost a decade ago and even that hadn’t gone beyond two weeks at the box office. […]

Antonio Elefano featured in list of great short stories

Very cool news for Antonio Elefano, whose short story, “Italy,” was recently featured in a sweet Buzzfeed list: 29 Short Stories You Need To Read In Your Twenties!  Antonio’s story made it onto the same list as Joyce, Flannery O’Connor, Borges, Hemingway, and Vonnegut, as well as other greats.  Impressive, although we’d expect no less […]

Jordan Coriza published in the Chicago Quarterly Review

Excellent news for Jordan Coriza (fiction ’08), whose story, “Garcia and Sons,” has been published in the Chicago Quarterly Review! Jordan says: “García and Sons” is a story that came to me through the image of caskets floating down the streets of Buenos Aires during a flood. The protagonist, Agustín, is a boy that recurs in […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone wins Pushcart Prize

Fantastic news for Emma Duffy-Comparone!  Emma recently won a Pushcart Prize for her story, “The Zen Thing,” From the story: Each year, like a shifty circus in a truck, the family unpacks itself for a weekend on a beach and pretends to have a good time. This summer they are in Rhode Island, on Scarborough […]