Jacqueline Berkman (Fiction, June 2023) has a short story “The Mechanical Bull” in the Summer 2024 issue of The Coachella Review.

Tony Eprile (Fiction, MFA faculty) has an essay “Bards Behind Bars: Reading Sartre Aloud Inside a Maximum-Security Prison” in the Summer 2024 issue of The American Scholar.

Ella Nathanael Alkiewicz has a review of the collection Duende: Poems 1966-Now by Quincy Troupe in the Spring 2022 issue of African Voices.

Michelle Knudsen’s (WFYP, MFA faculty) picture book Luigi, The Spider Who Wanted to Be a Kitten has been listed in Amazon as one of the Top 20 Children’s Books of the Year So Far.

Celia Jeffries (Fiction/Nonfiction, 2008) has a flash story “You are HERE” in SWITCH Anthology of Micro Fiction from Gallery of Readers Press.

Hunter Liguore’s (Fiction/WFYP, 2012) book The Modern Art of War is featured in an article “Women Empowerment” in The Eden Magazine.

Lyz Lenz (Fiction, June 2011) has an article “What Loretta Lynn, Deana Carter, and the Chicks Taught Me About Liberation” in Rolling Stone.

Saraciea J. Fennell (WFYP, January 2020) has an article “12 Books That Capture the Essence of Summer for Latine Kids” in Parents.com.

Robbie Gamble (Nonfiction, June 2020) has an essay “Marta” that appeared in translation in the Spanish journal Las Nueve Musas. He also has a haibun “Gravity” in the Summer 2024 issue of Sheila-Na-Gig.

Sara Levine (Nonfiction/WFYP, January 2006) reports Carol Hinz at Lerner/Millbrook has bought world rights to her book Watching and Waiting, a photographic introduction to a variety of eggs, egg cases, and galls that highlights the value of close observation and patience. Publication is planned for spring 2025.

Kate Fussner (WFYP, June 2021) is pleased to announce her new middle-grade novel-in-verse 13 Ways to Say Goodbye, forthcoming from HarperCollins in March 2025.

Hayley Krischer’s (Fiction, June 2009) novel Where Are You, Echo Blue? has been listed as one of the “Best Summer 2024 Beach Reads With a New Jersey Twist” in New Jersey Monthly. She also discusses the book in an interview on the Listen Notes podcast.

Nathan Tavares (Fiction, June 2011) has a feature article “The Last Gay Erotica Store” in Esquire. He also has an article “Trixie Mattel Is Here to Fix Her Home, Not Your Life” in GQ Magazine.

Andrea Wang (WFYP, June 2011) reports Holiday House/Neal Porter Books has acquired world rights to her new picture book Bittersweet,  a tribute to immigrant resilience, the book features a child who follows the lead of the Asian bittersweet vine in her yard as she navigates her father’s moods and a neighbor’s racism. Publication is slated for Fall 2026.

Elizabeth Shick (Fiction, January 2019) has a new edition of her novel The Golden Land, which will be re-released by University of Nebraska Press, and is now available for preorder.

Benjamin Roesch (Fiction, January 2016) has a new novel The Rest of Your Life Soundtrack, now available for preorder from Phoenix Books.

Tracey Baptiste’s (WFYP, MFA faculty) picture book Looking for a Jumbie is listed in an article “Hoot, Howl and Sneeze: 6 Picture Books for Maximum Read-Aloud Joy” in the New York Times.

Sabrina Fedel (WFYP, January 2014) has a Q&A about her YA romance novel All Roads Lead to Rome in The Nerd Daily.

Emily Inouye (WFYP, June 2011) spoke about her family’s imprisonment in the Japanese-American Internment Camps during World War II on the All In podcast.

Resources, Opportunities, & Funding Campaigns

Lindsey O’Neill (Poetry, June 2019) is teaching a 6-week “Intro to Poetry” workshop at Grub Street, starting July 11th.

Hurley Winkler (Fiction, January 2017) is facilitating a weekly online writing support group “Summer Writing Nights,” details here.

Jana Van der Veer, former Lesley MFA administrator and WFYP alum, is offering a writing accountability program “Feeding the Flames,” details here.

Etan Kerr-Finell, an MFA graduate from Bennington, has launched a Zoom submit club that will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday from 7-9pm EST. Free and paid tiers are available.

Erin FM (WSS, January 2023) has an Indigogo campaign to produce her comedy “Aeschylus Died When an Eagle Dropped a Turtle on His Head” at the Providence Fringe Festival, details here.

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