Winter 2017 News

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Marie Condron wrote a profile of Hartley Burr Alexander Chair of Humanities Myriam J. A. Chancy for Scripps Magazine.

Forth Magazine will publish “Most Bones Get Buried,” an essay by Chris Daley (Nonfiction II), alongside her photograph “Ballin Ceiling Mural.” 

Christopher DeWan (Experimental Fiction) will be a featured author at Stories on Stage Davis this December, alongside Ramona Ausubel. Also in December, his short story "The Signal" will appear in Sick Lit Magazine.

In addition to being nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Kirkus Reviews named Grace, the debut novel from Natashia Deón (Navigating Personal Faith in Your Writing), one of the year’s best books, and The New York Times included it in their 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Natashia, “the hardest-working debut novelist in Los Angles,” was also profiled in the Los Angeles Times.

Natashia Deón (Grace) and Margaret Wappler (Neon Green) were both listed on Entropy’s Best Fiction Books of 2016.

Dawn Dorland was a finalist for the 2017 Annenberg Community Beach House Writing Residency in Santa Monica and has been waitlisted for a 2017 Djerassi Artist's Residency. She was recently named a Teaching Scholar for the 2017 Muse & the Marketplace conference, held annually by GrubStreet in Boston, where she will teach nonfiction. 

“Emergence,” an essay by Jennifer Alise Drew, will appear in the Corporeal issue (#20) of Slice Magazine, which comes out in March.

Seth Fischer (Essay Writing; Fiction I) is joining Angels Flight • literary west as their new nonfiction editor. They are currently accepting submissions for the upcoming Resistance issue. Seth also attended the Bisexual Community Briefing at The White House in September. He wrote about the experience at the Antioch University website.

Terrance Flynn was a chief contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s feature “101 Rut-Busting Things to Do This Weekend” published on October 27.

Anita Gill’s “An Open Letter to My College Student Frantically Trying to Complete Last Week’s Homework During Class” appeared in Defenestration Magazine in September. In October, McSweeney’s posted her piece “Full Disclosure Form for Fiction Writing Workshop Submission.”

Marnie Goodfriend signed with Ryan D. Harbage at The Fischer-Harbage Agency.

Zyzzyva’s Winter 2016 issue will include Ella Martinsen Gorham’s story "The Urban Forest."

DeLon Howell’s essay “Woke” will be published in the Winter 2016 issue of The Stonecoast Review.

Edan Lepucki wrote about her favorite J. Crew jacket for New York Magazine’s The Cut. She also interviewed Margot Livesey at The Millions.

Kate Maruyama (Fiction II; Re-Vision: An Inside Out Novel Revision Seminar) had a story in the fall issue of Whistling Shade and her story "Supercuts" appeared in Duende.

Anthony Mohr’s essay "Rainy Day Schedule," which originally ran in DIAGRAM, will be reprinted in the 2017 edition of the California Prose Directory.

Sirens, a memoir by Joshua Mohr (The Dueling 'I's in Memoir), will be published by Two Dollar Radio on January 10, 2017. Jerry Stahl described the memoir as “astonishing, heart-in-the-mouth, darkly funny, and wildly inspiring.”

Wonder Valley, the third novel by Ivy Pochoda (Essay Writing), will be published by Ecco / HarperCollins in Fall 2017.

A radio story written and produced by Jessica Ripka, "Now There's Only Time To Live Forever," was picked up by the Remix podcast.

Stephanie Ross’s essay “Consciousness Raising” will appear in the forthcoming anthology My Body/My Words.

Matthew Sosnow was accepted to a number of MFA programs for fiction writing, and he will attend Bennington's low-residency program.

Diana Wagman (Novel II) and her daughter are traveling to England to visit Jane Austen's birthplace, her home in Bath, her publisher's office, her plaque in Westminster Abbey, and other Austen-centric locations.

Margaret Wappler (Memoir I; Novel I) wrote an essay on silence for California Sunday Magazine's special Sound issue in September. She was also a conference panelist at “Science Fiction L.A.: Words and World Building in the City of Angels” at the University of Southern California in October.

Kim Young (Putting Together a Poetry Chapbook) has been recognized with an award from California State University, Northridge for her excellence in teaching. Kim’s poem “The Felons” was published by [PANK] in October. She also has new poems in the latest issues of Strutco and Hotel Amerika. The Cincinnati Review awarded her poem “Tiger” an honorable mention for the Robert and Adele Schiff Poetry Award.