Lesley has a new lit mag, The Tonic, to be released in early 2023! The first issue will be guest-edited by A.J. Verdelle. Submissions are now open until November, details here.

Emily Inouye Huey’s (WFYP, June 2011) YA novel Beneath the Wide Silk Sky received a starred review in Publishers Weekly.

Jasmine Warga (WFYP, June 2013) will be on a book tour in October promoting her middle-grade novel A Rover’s Story, details here.

Adrian Matejka (Poetry, MFA Faculty), is interviewed about his poetic process in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

A.J. Verdelle (Fiction, MFA Faculty) will serve as the Creative Advisor for the new AWP HBCU Fellowship Program.

Jody Hobbs Hesler (Fiction, June 2017) is starting a newsletter that you can sign up for on her website.

Sara Zarr’s (WFYP, MFA Faculty) craft book This Creative Life: A Handbook for Writers is now available as an audiobook.

Robbie Gamble (Poetry, January 2017) has a selection of five poems from his chapbook A Can of Pinto Beans appearing in translation in Hiedra, a Mexican literary journal.

Michelle Boland (Poetry, January 2019) has a poem “Ecosystem” in the Summer 2022 issue of Lily Poetry Review. Her poem “Behavioral Economics” was selected as a runner-up for the Dog Daze Poetry Contest by Blue Earth Review.

Steven Cramer (Poetry, MFA Faculty) has three poems: “Coulomb’s Law,” “A Word Made Flesh,” and “How the Mail Used to Feel” in the Summer 2022 issue of Lily Poetry Review.

Christine Jones (Poetry, January 2014) has four visual poems: “life happens,” “let yourself sink,” “mother,” and “a scene will repeat” in the Summer 2022 issue of Lily Poetry Review.

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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