Candice Iloh’s (WFYP, June 2017) novel, Every Body Looking, has been named a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Check out her book in our bookstore!

D. Dina Friedman’s (Fiction, January 2016) short story, “Will This Be the Last Time?” has been published by Cold Mountain Review.

Lily Poetry Review has released the anthology Voices Amidst the Virus, edited by Eileen Cleary (Poetry, June 2016) and Christine Jones (Poetry, January 2014). It features the work of several Lesley MFA poetry alums and mentors, including Steven Cramer (MFA Writing Faculty), Frances Donovan (June 2019), Suzanne E. Edison (July 2016), Robbie Gamble (January 2017), Danielle Legros Georges (Program Director), Mary Ann Honaker (June 2016), Jon D. Lee (January 2017), Michael Mercurio (January 2017), Anne Riesenberg (Nonfiction), Kevin Prufer (MFA Writing Faculty), and July Westhale (June 2013).

Steven Cramer (Poetry, MFA Writing Faculty) was interviewed by Mass Poetry on his new book, Listen, which will be published later this month.

The Blue Girl by Laurie Foos (Fiction, MFA Writing Faculty) is now available as an audiobook and was listed by SCRIBD as one of September’s best new books.

Robbie Gamble (Poetry, January 2017) has a flash nonfiction piece “Pinsky” published in Complete Sentence: A Magazine of Single-Sentence Prose.

The opening pages of Gin Ryan’s (Fiction, January 2018) novel Claddagh Girl are available to read in this month’s issue of Embark literary journal.

Celeste Mohammed’s (Fiction, June 2016) novel-in-stories, Pleasantview, will be published by Ig Publishing in Spring 2021.

Julia Leef (Fiction, June 2018) published her first short story in Belmont Story Review, entitled, “The Well.”

Julie Wittes Schlack (Nonfiction, June 2013) has a new Cognoscenti column, “In 2020, Is Fairness Dead?,” out on

Tony Eprile (Fiction, MFA Writing Faculty) will be part of a new anthology from Scribner Books to be published in February 2022. The anthology is called Anonymous Sex, and will consist of erotic short stories in which the reader will know the names of the contributors but not which stories they’ve written. The roster includes Catherine Chung, Heidi Durrow, Louise Erdrich, Jamie Ford, Aminatta Forna, Julia Glass, Peter Godwin, Hillary Jordan, Rebecca Makkai, Valerie Martin, Dina Nayeri, Téa Obreht, Helen Oyeyemi, Mary-Louise Parker, Meredith Talusan, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Paul Theroux, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Edmund White.

Karin Cecile Davidson’s (Fiction, June 2009) novel, Sybelia Drive, is now out from Braddock Avenue Books and is available for purchase. Check it out in our bookstore!

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