Agent : Amanda Jain at BookEnds Literary
Who am I?
I teach, research, and write at the University of Missouri, where I am completing my Ph.D. in creative writing as a Gus T. Ridgel Fellow. I am also a graduate of Florida International University’s MFA program, where I was awarded an inaugural James L. Knight Fellowship in fiction and received a B.A. from University of Pittsburgh in English Writing.
I have received creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts for Prose (2018), CantoMundo, Kimbilio, and Sundress Academy of the Arts. I’m currently Fiction Editor at Pleiades, Contest Editor for The Missouri Review and will be Poetry Editor at The Missouri Review in Fall 2018. I’ve also held editorial and staff positions at Origins Literary Journal, Fjords Review, Sliver of Stone, The Florida Book Review and Gulf Stream Magazine. I have received a Best of the Net Award in Non-Fiction (2017), an Academy of American Poets University Award (2016), was a finalist for the Prairie Schooner Book Prize for Prose (2018) and my hybrid collection SCAR ON/SCAR OFF won Bronze in the Independent Publisher Awards (2018). My creative work appears or is forthcoming in Pleiades, Vassar Review, Columbia Journal, Passages North, The Los Angeles Review, Jabberwock Review, Entropy, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Connotations Press, Public Pool, Split the Rock’s “Poem of the Week,” Puerto del Sol, New Delta Review, Luna Luna, A Shadow Map Anthology (CCM Press), Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Stories Inspired by Johnny Cash, Latinas: Protests and Struggles in the 21st Century USA (Red Sugarcane Press), The Feminist Wire, Hermeneutic Chaos, Literary Orphans, Aspasiology, Gravel, For Harriet, Deep South Magazine, The Boiler, Squalorly, Rain Taxi, The Blue Lyra Review, First Inkling and Miami’s WLRN.org among other outlets. My cross-genre collection SCAR ON/SCAR OFF is available from Stalking Horse Press. My historical novel is represented by Amanda Jain at Bookends Literary Agency.