Kent Neal (Poetry, January 2023) has three poems in the current issue of Hole in the Head Review: “Conversion Therapy for a Straight Razor,” “Maintaining the Line,” and “Men Like Us.”

Elizabeth Shick (Fiction, January 2019) has a review of her novel The Golden Land in The Daily Star (Bangladesh).

Saraciea J. Fennell (WFYP, January 2020) co-edited the YA short story collection The Black Girl Survives In This One, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly.

Leland Cheuk (Fiction, June 2008) has joined the Advisory Board for The Gertrude Conference where he will be offering input on the current literary landscape for small presses as well as connecting the conference with potential panelists.

D. Dina Friedman (Fiction, January 2016) has a poem “Ode to Scales” in the Winter 2023 issue of Action, Spectacle.

Jasmine Warga’s (WFYP, June 2013) forthcoming middle-grade novel A Strange Thing Happened in Cherry Hall is now available for pre-order.

Andrea Wang’s (WFYP, June 2011)new middle grade novel Summer at Squee was chosen as a Jr Library Guild Gold Standard selection. Her picture book Luli and the Language of Tea was nominated for a California Young Reader Medal.

Rachel Kadish (Fiction, MFA faculty) has a guest essay “The Most Important Writing Exercise I’ve Ever Assigned” in The New York Times.

Robbie Gamble (Nonfiction, June 2020) has a memoir piece “Marta” in the Spring 2024 issue of Tahoma Literary Review.

Christine Jones (Poetry, June 2014) has a poem “The Horseshoe Crab’s Address at Rocky Point” in the February 2024 issue of Cider Press Review.

Michelle Knudsen’s (WFYP, MFA faculty) picture book Luigi, the Spider Who Wanted to Be a Kitten was the #1 pick for the March/April 2024 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview of the American Booksellers Association.

Gene Luetkemeyer (Fiction, May 2015) is a finalist in the 2023 Wishing Shelf Book Awards (Adult Fiction) for his novel My Year at the Good Bean Cafe.

Nancy Temple (WSS, June 2021) has a play Ties That Bind that was selected for the Loved Ones podcast by Broken Arts Entertainment.

Sabrina Fedel’s (WFYP, January 2014) novel All Roads Lead to Rome will be one of the five initial titles in Delacourt Press’ new YA romance imprint.

Tavi Taylor Black (Fiction, June 2008) has a new historical novel Serabelle: Where the Wealthy Come to Play now available for preorder from Black Rose Writing.

Enzo Silon Surin (Poetry 2012) reads his poem “Elegy for One Sixty-First Street” in the audio project QUEENSBOUND 2024.

Sara Levine (WFYP, January 2006) has a review in Kirkus for her picture book A Terrible Place for a Nest.

Thato Mwosa (WSS, June 2017) was interviewed for an article “Work Environments that Honor Your Space Are Rare. Here’s How to Find One” in Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Julie Wittes Schlack (Nonfiction, June 2013) will be moderating a panel “Beyond the Book” on April 6th at the WriteAngles Conference in Northampton, MA.

Pam Petro (Nonfiction, MFA faculty) was interviewed about her memoir The Long Field by the travel guru Rick Steves for his radio show on European Travel. The interview will air on radio stations around the country from February 28th through March 5th. https://www.ricksteves.com/watch…/audio/radio/affiliates

Tracey Baptiste (WFYP, MFA faculty) has TWO new books available for preorder: Freedom Fire: Moko Magic: Carnival Chaos and Boy 2.0.

Jasminne Paulino (WFYP, June 2023) has had the rights acquired for her debut middle grade novel-in-verse The Extraordinary Orbit of Alex Ramirez, scheduled for publication at Putnam in summer 2025.

Sinan Ünel (WSS, MFA Writing Faculty) will be running another 10-Minute Play Workshop on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 19-30. There are 4 slots available for $500 each. He is also available for developing/revising short or long plays/screenplays. Please contact sinan@sinanunel.com if interested.

Do you have any recent writing successes or news you’d like to share with the Cambridge Common Writers community? Let us know  by reaching out to us at lesleycambridgecommon@gmail.com!

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