Category: Short Story Publications

Lisa Taddeo wins Pushcart Prize

We’re happy to share that Lisa Taddeo, an incoming MFA candidate in fiction, won a Pushcart Prize for her short story “42”! The story was published in issue 36 of the New England Review last year, and can be read here. Congratulations, Lisa!  We’re looking forward to reading more of your stories this fall. Lisa Taddeo contributes to Esquire, New […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone wins second Pushcart, receives professorship

We’re excited to announce that Emma Duffy-Comparone (Fiction 2012), who is currently on a fellowship at Yaddo, has won a second Pushcart Prize! The prize is for her story “The Devil’s Triangle,” which was originally published in the New England Review, and will appear in The Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses in […]

Dariel Suarez’s short fiction to be taught at Brown

Exciting news from Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012): One of Dariel’s stories, “Marching Men,” is being taught at Brown University this semester through the Latina/o Studies Department! Dariel wrote and workshopped “Marching Men” in Leslie Epstein’s class here at BU. The story was published in Prairie Schooner‘s summer 2014 issue. In addition, Dariel has been invited to speak […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone published in NER and The Sun

We’re excited to share that Emma Duffy-Comparone has recently published two short stories!  “The Devil’s Triangle” appears in the current issue of New England Review and “Plagiarism” is in the November 2015 issue of The Sun.  We’re also happy to welcome Emma back to BU as  our instructor of Fiction Writing at MET College next semester. Congratulations, Emma! Emma Duffy-Comparone’s […]

Shubha Sunder Wins Crazyhorse Fiction Prize

We’re happy to announce that Shubha Sunder (Fiction 2012) has won the 2015 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for her short story!  She began writing the story, “Jungleman,” while in Leslie Epstein’s fiction workshop here at BU.  It was released in Crazyhorse just this week.  You can read an interview with Shubha on the Crazyhorse blog, here. Congratulations, […]

Cara Bayles wins Chautauqua Journal Editors’ Prize

I’m excited to announce that my former classmate, Cara Bayles (Fiction 2013), won the Chautauqua Journal Editors’ Prize!  Cara first wrote the winning story, “Ostracita,” for a workshop with Leslie Epstein here at BU.  The piece will automatically be nominated for the Pushcart Prize as a condition of the contest. Congrats, Cara! and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for […]

Carla Panciera wins Grace Paley Prize

Carla Panciera’s (poetry ’87) short story collection, Bewildered, was chosen by Pam Houston to receive the Grace Paley Prize for short fiction!  The book was published by the University of Massachusetts in the fall of 2014, and was the first collection to have been written by a Massachusetts writer since UMass began publishing winning titles from this series in 1990. “What […]

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 […]