MFA News & Events
Thank you to everyone who submitted to the 2022 UM English Department Creative Writing Awards, here are the winners of each category. Thank you to those who helped judge these competitions. Evans-Harrington Contest Judge: Joshua Nguyen Winner: Allie Barnett “In the AM” Runner Up: Will Jones “Ghazal About My Mother” Sommerville Prize – […]
This is an announcement that the MFA faculty has notified all Phase II applicants as of 02/07/2022. Thank you to everyone who applied.
Huge congrats goes out to MFA Alum, E.M. Tran, whose debut novel, DAUGHTERS OF THE NEW YEAR (October 2022), is forthcoming from Hanover Square Press/HarperCollins. “The Vietnamese American family that opens this novel—three daughters and their mother—are richly brought to life, but the only thing better than meeting and loving those four women was meeting their fierce […]
We our incredibly delighted to announce the 2022 – 2023 Grisham Writer-in-Residence: Deesha Philyaw!
Deesha Philyaw’s debut short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the 2020/2021 Story Prize, and the 2020 LA Times Book Prize: The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fictionand was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies focuses on Black women, sex, and […]
Raven’s debut novel, Luster, is out with FSG. Her work has been published in Conjunctions, The Cut, and New England Review, among other publications. Represented by Ellen Levine @ Trident. You can reach her at @RavenLeilani on Twitter and http://instagram.com/raven_leilani on Instagram.
Maurice Carlos Ruffin is the author of We Cast a Shadow, which was published by One World Random House. The novel is a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Ruffin is the winner of several literary prizes, including the Iowa Review Award in fiction and the William Faulkner–William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition Award for Novel-in-Progress. His […]
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Both recipients to attend literary gatherings in June MAY 17, 2018 BY CAROLINE HEWITT Two University of Mississippi graduates of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program have been selected to participate in prestigious fellowship programs in poetry. Both Samyak Shertok, of Kathmandu, Nepal, and Jan Verberkmoes, from Roseburg, Oregon, graduated May 12, […]