Naomi Mulvihill (Poetry, 2011) is the winner of the 2023 Clayton Prize, awarded by the editors the Michigan Quarterly Review for her poem “Poly-, Ambi-“

Katie DeBonville (Nonfiction, January 2023) has an essay “Bridges” in the March 2023 issue of Quibble.

Aqueela C. Britt (Fiction, June 2018) has an excerpt from her YA novel-in-progress Everything Falls Apart in the End, included in the 2022 edition of Emerge: Lambda Literary Fellows Anthology.

Eve Linn (Poetry) has a poem “Henry Ford Hospital, 1932” in the Winter/ Spring 2023 issue of Nixes Mate.

Shari Caplan (Poetry, June 2014) is starting a monthly online newsletter Luminous, to promote and encourage writerly creativity. You can sign up at

Seil-Eldeine O (Poetry) was the winner of the 2022 Chestnut Review Chapbook Prize for his collection Voices From a Forgotten Letter.

Phoebe Roberts (WSS) has written and produced a show Gentlemen Never Tell, being performed at the the Manchester Community Theatre April 1st and 2nd, in-theater available at; livestream access at

Sara Levine (WFYP, January 2006) has a new picture book, Poop for Breakfast: Why Some Animals Eat It, now available for preorder.

Jorge Armenteros (Fiction, June 2012) has a new novel, We Are Not But We Are, published by Spuyten Duyvil Press.

Rose Viña’s (WFYP, January 2016) picture book Ice Breaker is now available in paperback from Scholastic.

Robbie Gamble (Nonfiction, June 2020) has a flash nonfiction piece “Scavenging” appearing in English and in Spanish translation in the Belgian-Albanian journal Poetic Galaxy Atunis.

Cindy House (Fiction, June 2017) appears on the podcast Getting Unstuck – Cultivating Curiosity, in an episode titled “Serendipity: Creating her Own Smart Luck.”

Fred Joiner (Poetry, June 2015) has a group of five poems in Issue 47.2 of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora.

Enzo Silon Surin (Poetry, 2012) is featured in an article “A Clenched Fist Speaks” in the Spring 2023 issue of 01907, the town journal of Swampscott, MA.

Melanie Henderson (Poetry, January 2010) has a group of five poems in Issue 47.2 of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora.

Jasmine Warga’s (WFYP,June 2013) middle-grade novel A Rover’s Story, was selected as a 2023 Global Read Aloud Choice.

Nathan Tavares (Fiction, June 2011) Has a novel, Welcome to Forever, now available for preorder from Penguin Random House.

Caitlin Krause (Poetry, June 2007), will be reading her poems at Wellesley Books on April 3rd to kick off National Poetry Month.

Karin Cecile Davidson (Fiction, June 2009) is interviewed in Unleash Lit about her novel The Geography of First Kisses, from Kallisto Gaia Press.

Katie Cotugno’s (Fiction, June 2015) YA novel Liar’s Beach is available for preorder from Penguin Random House.

Sara Farizan (WFYP, January 2012) will be leading a summer workshop “Writing for Young Readers,” July 23-29, at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.


  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux are offering a year-long Writer’s Fellowship for an emerging, unpublished writer from an underrepresented community. Applications are now open through April 3.
  • The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English at the University of Minnesota invites applications for the Edelstein-Keller Writer in Residence Fellowship in Nonfiction. This fellowship is a two-year position for 2023-2025. The application deadline is Monday, April 3, 2023.
  • The Changemaker Authors Cohort will host an in-depth conference in April for aspiring and working writers from various fields, particularly organizing backgrounds, as a springboard for the next cohort application cycle. More information here.
  • , an annually published literary journal that launched in 2018, is now accepting submissions for their 2nd open-accessed ebook. The deadline to submit a piece responding to their prompt (see attached flyer) is April 14th.
  • The Tonic will open submissions again in September and are looking for helpers for the next issue. They need people in these areas: readers, editors, social media, grants, marketing. Interested students can contact the managing editors at [email protected].

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 [email protected]!

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