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Fall 2012


Laura Krughoff's short story, "The Beekeeper's Son," a 2008 Nelson AlgrenFinalist, was republished by The Chicago Tribune in Printers Row Journal Issue 13. Her short story, "Wake in the Night," appeared in Necessary Fiction in June 2012. Laura's first novel, My Brother's Name, has been accepted for publication by Minneapolis-based Scarletta Press, and is scheduled for release in the fall of 2013.

Christina Pugh's third book of poems, Grains of the Voice, will be published by Northwestern University Press in April of 2013. The book contains poems that originally appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, TheKenyon Review, TriQuarterly, and other publications; it also contains the poem "I and Thou," which received the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Pugh's work on Grains of the Voice was supported by fellowships and residencies from the Ragdale Foundation, the Ucross Foundation, and the UIC Institute for the Humanities. Pugh also received the UIC Graduate Mentoring Award last spring.

James Tadd Adcox's first book, The Map of the System of Human Knowledge, was released this summer from Tiny Hardcore Press.

Sacha Siskonen's poetry chapbook, Turbulence, is forthcoming from dancinggirl press. Her fiction has appeared in Word Riot and Qwerty this year. Her poem about the state of Delaware, and the impossibility of its existence is forthcoming from Crab Orchard Review. And "Distillation" will appear in Fast Forward Press's fifth anthology, Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse (due out this October).

Snezana Zabic's flash essay, "Why Wichita," has appeared in Marco Polo ArtsMag. (http://www.marcopoloartsmag.com/#Why-Whicita) Her essay "Neo AFZ:Revolution without Premeditation" has appeared in Feminist Review.

A D Jameson's (Adam Jones) article "I Read It for the Plot: The Narrative Artistry of Harry Mathews's Cigarrettes" is forthcoming at The Quarterly Conversation, as part of a roundtable on Harry Mathews.

Tyler Mills's collection Tongue Lyre won the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013). Her poems have recently appeared in Great River Review, Memorious, and Poetry Northwest.

Fall 2011


Tyler Mills's manuscript, Tongue, was selected by Lee Ann Roripaugh for the 2011 Crab Orchard Review Series in Poetry First Book Award. Southern Illinois University Press will be publishing Tongue in January 2013.

Brianna Noll's poem, "Documenting an Immigrant History," is forthcoming in Cimarron Review. Recent work has also appeared in Salamander, Redivider,and The Pinch.

James Tadd Adcox won first place in the college division of the Union League Civic & Arts Writing Competition. He is the editor of Artifice Magazine/Artifice Books ; Artifice Issue 4 will be released this November.

Jennifer Moore has poems forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, The MacGuffin, and elsewhere. An essay on contemporary poetry and the aesthetics of failure will be published at Jacket2 this fall, and she is currently Poetry Editor for Another Chicago Magazine.

Adam Jones / A D Jameson published two books earlier this year: the prose collection Amazing Adult Fantasy (Mutable Sound, February) and the novel Giant Slugs (Lawrence and Gibson, June). Interviews with him have since then appeared at Caffeine and Aspirin, Chicago Subtext, Plain Wrap, and Untoward, and reviews of AAF have been published at The Collagist, H_NGM_N, SF Site, and The Quarterly Conversation. Meanwhile, Adam has had critical pieces appear in the September issue of Beat the Dust and a May installment of The Laughing Yeti; he's also had fiction appear in the summer issue of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet "The Wolves of St. Etienne" and the June issue of The Collagist "Dar Williams," an excerpt from Giant Slugs). His piece "You'll Be Sorry" is forthcoming in the November issue of Conjunctions (#57). Finally, earlier this month he became a contributor to the group blog HTMLGIANT.


Spring 2011


The 2011 Chicago Bar Association Goodnow Award was won by Cynthia Cravens for an excerpt from X-Rated: A Novel of Manners. The 2011 judge was Program-for-Writers graduate Zoe Zolbrod who said, the humor that results in the author's laying [the characters] bare doesn't preclude a portrayal of them as fully fleshed. The pace at which Seth's story unspools is perfect, and the details make his initial king-of-the-castle aura more interesting. What's a porn king doing on the island? How's Audrey Drake going to fit into the picture? I'm intrigued.

Other News

James Tadd Adcox has had work published in TriQuarterly, Lamination Colony, and Ghost Ocean Magazine. The third issue of Artifice Magazine, the journal he edits, was released this past February at AWP in DC.

Laura Krughoff's story "This Is One Way" was awarded the 2010 Washington Square Fiction Award appeared in the Summer/Fall 2010 issue of Washington Square. Her essay "Quickening" appeared in issue two of Requited.

Sara Tracey's poem "Weathervane" was a finalist in Harpur Palate's Milt Kessler Poetry Prize, as well as the Indiana Review, Poetry Prize. Her poem "Summer of Hammers and Whiskey" has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was also nominated for the Best New Poets anthology. Her work has recently appeared in Blossombones, Crab Creek Review, Harpur Palate, Passages North, and Pebble Lake Review.

Maggie Andersen's non-fiction will be featured in the Spring 2011 issues of CutBank Literary Journal and Grain Magazine. She was named a finalist for the 2011 Montana Prize in Non-Fiction.

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
601 South Morgan Street, 2027 University Hall, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Tel: 312-413-2200 | Fax: 312-413-1005
Copyright © 2007 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois