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MFA Mentor Ron Samul is a finalist for the 2017 Del Sol Press First Novel Prize for his novel, The Staff.

MFA Alumna Beth Turley's middle grade debut, If This Were A Story, will be published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Check out this new interview with MFA mentor Tim Weed at Fiction Writer's Review!

MFA mentors Jane Cleland and Stephanie Wytovich are newly laureled! Cleland's Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories that Keep Readers on the Edge of their Seats received the 2016 Agatha award for Best Nonfiction, and Wytovich's Brothel received the Bram Stoker award for Poetry.

MFA Alumna Becca Simas is coordinating, advising, and teaching in the adult learning program at the YMCA Boston International Learning Center. 

MFA student Suzanne Bair's essay, "More Than a Diagnosis Code," appears in the current issue of Tiny Tim Literary Review

MFA Mentor Tim Weed's new fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, which will be released by Green Writer's Press on April 7, 2017, is now available for pre-order.

Alumnus Brian Lance's new essay, "Crime of the Ancient Mariner" is now up at Electric Literature.

MFA Mentor Jane Cleland's book, Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction.

MFA mentor Onnesha Roychoudhuri has published an essay on post-election life titled "Our Four Years." Read it here.

MFA mentor Karen Romano Young's book Hundred Percent is in Amazon's Best Books of 2016 for Children.

MFA mentor Daniel Asa Rose has been published in Harper's Magazine. Check out his essay "Separated at Birth."

Congratulations to MFA Alumna Larissa Lytwyn, who starts her new position as Associate Director for College Relations at the College of Mount Saint Vincent at the end of the month!

MFA alumnus Brian Thiem's new book Thrill Kill is available now. Check it out here.

MFA student Tunde Sogunro is excited to be publishing his first book! Mama Stitches is an original children's story that releases in July. The official release party will be this August 20 and anyone in the area is encouraged to attend.

MFA Mentor Hank Garfield has written the Introduction for a new book on the assassination of Hank's great-great grandfather, President James Garfield. The book is due out in September.,677268.aspx

Jennifer duBois, former winner of the Housatonic Book Award in fiction, has published an essay titled MFA vs. CIA in Lapham's Quarterly

MFA Alumnus Rebecca Simas shares her experience teaching in a small island off of Japan.

MFA Alumnus David Holub has launched a new alternative weekly in Durango, CO, DGO.

MFA mentor Karen Romano Young has been featured on Nautilus Live's Facebook page.

Mentor Onnesha Roychoudhuri's new book, Go to Hells: An Updated Guide to Dante's Underworld was published by Pulp/Zest Books.

MFA mentor Dan Pope's recent novel, Housebreaking, is out from Simon & Schuster. 

MFA mentor Josh Pahigian was cited by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts today for his "Commitment to Preserving the History of America's Favorite Pastime."

Alumnus and MFA mentor John Roche's new book, Bronx Bound, is out from Black Opal Books.

Current student Melissa Gordon has been given permission from the estate of the great poet John Berryman to view Berryman's journals, papers, and unpublished fragments at the University of Minnesota.

 Mentor Tim Weed's novel Will Poole's Island has made the Bank Street College of Education's annual list of "The Best Children's Books of the Year." 

Current student Jessica McCadden and MFA mentor Sarah Darer Littman are each writing a chapter in "The Great CT Caper."

Erik Mortenson's book of poems, What Wakes Us, is out from Cervená Barva Press.

Read MFA mentor Daniel Asa Rose's essay, "Am I Hurting You, Dear? (A Parable About a Mouse at The New Yorker magazine)."

Alumnus and Mentor Nick Mamatas's book The Nickronomicon is out by Inssmouth Free Press.

Recent graduate Brian Thiem's three-book deal has been announced in Publisher's Marketplace.

His debut, Red Line, will be published by Crooked Lane, an imprint at Bookspan, in 2015.

Graduate Kate Neely Meadows has an article, "7 Habits of Financially Savvy Writers," in the 2015 edition of Writer's Market.

Blood Rubies, the ninth book in Jane Cleland's Jodie Prescott Antiques Mystery series, has been released by Minotaur Books.

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