Category: Short Story Publications

Omer Friedlander signs two-book deal with Random House

We’re so thrilled for recent alum Omer Friedlander (Fiction ’19), who recently sold his book of short stories and novel to Random House!  It’s been so exciting to read Omer’s work in literary journals over the past couple years, and now we can’t wait to find it on shelves.  His story collection is called The […]

Omer Friedlander wins Sonora Review Contest, judged by Rebecca Makkai

Even more good news from Omer Friedlander (Fiction ’19), who recently won the Sonora Review fiction contest for his story “Scheherazade and Radio Station 97.2 FM”!   Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, had this to say about Omer’s writing: “Scheherezade and Radio Station 97.2 FM has magic […]

Ben Jackson wins second place in American Short(er) Fiction contest

Ben Jackson (Fiction 2018)  published a story in American Short Fiction!  “Karst” won second place in ASF’s American Short(er) Fiction contest.  Ben says that the story emerged from his relationship with his grandmother.  Read “Karst” (or hear Ben read it) here. Congratulations, Ben! Ben Jackson’s writing has appeared in the London Review of Books, American Short Fiction online, the […]

Rahad Abir published in Los Angeles Review

Rahad Abir (Fiction ’20) has published a story in The Los Angeles Review!  You can read the story, entitled “Do Not Look at Girls,” here. Congratulations, Rahad! Rahad Abir is a writer from Bangladesh. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, The Bombay Literary Magazine, The Wire, Himal Southasian, BRICK LANE TALES […]

Omer Friedlander and Victor Yang Finalists for Nelson Algren, with Weike Wang as Judge

We’re so proud of Omer Friedlander (Fiction ’19) and Victor Yang (Fiction ’20), who were recently named finalists for the nationally-renowned Nelson Algren short story award! This prestigious contest, named in honor of Chicago writer Nelson Algren, honors five finalists and one winner out of several hundreds of entries from around the country. We’re so pleased […]

Sheila Sundar publishes short story in Crazyhorse

We’re excited to share that Sheila Sundar (current fiction MFA) has published a story in the spring 2020 issue of Crazyhorse!  The story, “Deccan Basalt,” was workshopped in Leslie Epstein’s class this past year. Sheila says, I’ve always been interested in stories of humanity–of finding solace and connection in unexpected places. Because I was raised in an […]

Neshat Khan wins Boston Review short story contest

We’re so proud to announce that Neshat Khan (GRS ’18) recently won the Aura Estrada fiction prize (Boston Review) for her story “The Neighbors”!  The story was chosen by Alexander Chee, which he describes as “the story of two women figuring out the nature of a desire they don’t have words for, inventing a world […]

Jordan Coriza publishes story in the Bare Life Review

Great news from Jordan Coriza (Fiction ’08), who recently published a story in the Bare Life Review, a journal dedicated to immigrant and refugee writers! The story is a fictionalized account of Jordan’s early days in the US. He says, Largely based on my own immigrant experience, “Shine” tells the story of a young man who’s […]

Chris Amenta published in Redivider

Chris Amenta (Fiction ’13) has published his debut story in Redivider.  Hurray!  As his former workshop-mate, I’m especially excited to feature him on the CW blog, and hear more about his writing, his teaching, and his inspiring creative habits. Tell us about the process of writing “Catch and Release.”  How did it start, where did it come from, […]

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 […]