MFA Publications and Accomplishments

Matthew Baker (Class of 2018)

Chapbook

  • Undoing the Hide’s Taut Musculature (Finishing Line Press, 2019)

Poetry:

  • "Swamp Report," The Atlanta Review
  • "Genetic Troy (Addiction)," The Briar Cliff Review
  • "I’m told the story of how my college-age father "fell" from a building but survived," The Baltimore Review
  • "If there is something of the sky in us," The Vitni Review
  • "Let the body be," The Summerset Review
  • "Long Division," as part of Collateral & Co.’s dance performance, Dust Horizon
  • "Birthday Parties," The Matador Review
  • "Prospects," Booth
  • "Looking for Traces of My Dead(beat) Father in the Mirror," "Self-portrait as the Wax of Icarus' Wings," "Against ancestry.com" in Sundog Lit
  • "The Next Generation" in Sierra Nevada Review
  • "If Not Absolution"; "Grandmother Dead, Then Alive, Then Dead Again" in antiBODY: An Online Anthology of Poetry & Medicine
  • "Putty-white Like My Father's My Skin" in Swamp Ape Review
  • "What the Surgeon General Doesn't Tell You"; "Tattoo as Echo, as Shade" in Yemassee Journal
  • "Learning How Not to Fall" in Clover, A Literary Rag
  • "What My Grandmother Didn't Tell Me" in ELKE: A Little Journal
  • "My birth as ƒ(x)"; "Don't Feel Guilty" and "‘Let's Not Grow Weary" in The Meadow

Raluca Balasa (class of 2018)

  • Fellow, Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference, Tempe, Arizona, 2021

Novel

  • Blood State, Renaissance Press

Fiction:

  • "The Executioner General" The Mithila Review
  • "Forty-Flesh Barrier" in Mad Scientist Journal
  • "Kings and Queens" in Grimdark Magazine
  • "The Great Divide" in Psychopomp Magazine
  • "Perfect Assassin" in Aurealis
  • "The First Kill" in Bewildering Stories
  • "Son of the Dragon" in Andromeda Spaceways
  • "For the Heart I Never Had" in Fantasy Scroll Magazine
  • "Keep Moving" in The Lorelei Signal and Mystic Signals
  • "The Escapist" in The Danforth Review

Nonfiction:

  • "A Genre of Space" in The Spectatorial

Poetry:

  • "Waltz for My Brother," Pulp Literature
  • "Fine, Thank You," Fire Poetry Journal
  • "In This One, the Bird Lives" in Dark Company II Anthology

Casey Bell (class of 2019)

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Co-director of Girls Rock Reno
  • Story "Luminous Through the Mist" received an honorable mention in the CRAFT Elements contest

Fiction:

  • "Sybil and the Saguaro," Cream City Review
  • "No Man's Land," Timber
  • "Nature's Perfect Food," Lady Liberty Lit
  • "Wax Palm and Bougainvillea," New Limestone Review

Andy Butter (class of 2021)

Nonfiction:

  • "Prayer Sketches," Southeast Review
  • "Adult Swim Class and the Salvation of Community Waters," The Hunger
  • "The Five Voices of Lake Superior" and "Running for the Love of the Lake," nationalgeographic.org

Christina Camarena (Class of 2018)

  • Assistant Professor of English, Olympic College

Fiction:

  • "Baby in a Jar" in Jabberwock Review
  • "In Trump's America" in Clover, A Literary Rag
  • "Placeholders" in Palimpsest: Yale Graduate Literary Arts Magazine

Rachel Chimits (Class of 2018)

Fiction:

  • "One Thousand Springs," Reality Break Press
  • "Day and Night Girl," Andromeda Spaceways (and named one of Best of 2019)
  • "Blood Pearl," "Xeriscape of Bones," Reunion: The Dallas Review
  • "At the End" in Dark Company II Anthology
  • "Dead Wings" in If This Goes On Anthology
  • "Yellow-Banded Spider" in Speculative City

Eli Coyle, Class of 2023

Poetry

  • "Morning of the Campfire" (forthcoming), Tule Review
  • "Maslow’s Hierarchy" (forthcoming), Barely South Review
  • "What Was," Caustic Frolic
  • "Navel," Cosumnes River Journal
  • "This Print Tastes Like a Rorschach Blot," The Helix Literary Magazine
  • "Meditations on the California Coast," Caustic Frolic
  • "Rainfall and Bobbing Poppies," CAMAS

December Cuccaro, Class of 2021

Fiction

  • "The Price of a Feather" Sword and Kettle Press
  • "A Past Worth Remembering" Three Crows Magazine

Linzy Garcia (Class of 2020)

  • Graduate Student Association Outstanding Creative Writer Scholarship, 19-20

Fiction:

  • "Gentle," The Dollhouse
  • "Mermaid IPA," The Normal School
  • "After Bloom," Lady/Liberty/Lit
  • "You Tell Yourself," Thin Air Magazine
  • Finalist, WOW! Women on Writing Flash Fiction Contest

Nonfiction

  • "Counting," Nevada Humanities Heart to Heart

Molly Gutman (Class of 2018)

  • Managing Editor, Cream City Review
  • Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship (Ph.D.) University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • 2020 Thomas J. Bontly Fiction Award, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • 2020 Creative Writing Faculty Legacy Award for fiction, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • 2019, 2020 Wladyslaw Cieszinski Memorial Award for fiction, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Fiction:

  • "Extraordinary Miraculous," One Story
  • "Mail Order Marriage for Shy Brides," Granta
  • "Simon’s Home for the Gently Loved," Alaska Quarterly Review
  • "Time and Oranges," TriQuarterly
  • "End of the Sleeping Girls," Lightspeed Magazine
  • "Belly and the Hatchet," Shenandoah
  • "Queen Kong" in My Name Was Never Frankenstein: And Other Adventure Tales Remixed, from Booth
  • "Magenta" in Fairy Tale Review
  • "You and the Clarinetist" in Portland Review
  • "The Siren Lady's Handbook" in Black Warrior Review
  • "Little Green Men" in Psychopomp Magazine
  • "Little Forks and Little Fists" in The New Mexico Review

Poetry:

  • "Tiny Worlds" in The Normal School
  • "Oh" in Salt Hill
  • "To Starkville, With Love" in Rust + Moth
  • "Self Portrait as Fable" in Mid American Review
  • "Dear Girl in the Cactus" in Hayden's Ferry Review
  • "Kudzu" in The Pinch

Literary agent:

  • Julia Eagleton, The Gernert Company

Naseem Jamnia (Class of 2021)

Nonfiction:

  • "Inborn Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact" in The Rumpus
  • "Uninformed and Uncompensated: Between 23andMe and Ancestry, Who Owns Our Genetic Data?" in Bitch Media (online), alongside six other pieces for the Writing Fellowship in Technology
  • "Love Removal Machine: The Future of Outsourcing Sex" in Bitch Media
  • Positive Interactions with At-Risk Children: Approaches to Enhance Your Students' Well-Being, Resilience, and Success, co-written with Mojdeh Bayat (Routledge, 2019)

AnnElise Hatjakes (Class of 2018)

Fiction:

  • "Prospecting," Decomp
  • "Diminished Chord," Typehouse
  • "Learning to Ration," Tahoma Literary Review
  • "Artifacts Worth Saving" - shortlisted for Green Mountain Review's Neil Shepard Prize in Fiction
  • "Phasing Out" in Drunk Monkeys
  • "A Division of Labor" in Juked Online

Leanne Howard, Class of 2022

Fiction

  • "A Feast of Many Flavors," NewMyths.com
  • "Heavenly Bodies," Typehouse Literary Magazine

Naseem Jamnia, Class of 2021

  • Represented by Erica Bauman at Aevitas Creative Management
  • 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow in Young Adult Fiction
  • Assistant Editor, Sword & Kettle Press

Fiction

  • "Nothing Left But Bones," forthcoming in Aurelia Leo

Isabelle Lang (Class of 2020)

Poetry:

  • "The Veil at the 7-Eleven," in Pittsburgh Poetry Review
  • "Ariadne Speaks to the Minotaur" & "House Cleaning," in Rat's Ass Review
  • "But Parallel Universes," in Beecher's Magazine

Joanne Mallari (Class of 2018)

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

Chapbook

  • Daughter Tongue, Kelsay Books

Poetry:

  • "After close," Adanna Literary Journal
  • "Cluster Chords," A-Minor Magazine
  • "I Forget Art Happens," "Reacquaintance," "The MacGuffin"
  • "Dear Eve," "Mausoleum of Condolences," "On Duende," The Meadow
  • "Pandemic: Ritual, Breath," "Repetition with a Difference," Nevada Humanities Heart to Heart
  • "Alaala," "On the Way to Hallmark," North Dakota Quarterly
  • "Origami," Vitni Review
  • "At the Jelly Donut" in Crab Orchard Review
  • "Abecedarian on Forgetting", "Bilingual Naiveté" in Palimpsest
  • "Ode to Videoke" in The MacGuffin
  • "All Saints Eve" in Buck Off Magazine
  • "On Windy Hill" in The Meadow
  • "Laundry Date," "Language Acquisition" (nominated for a Pushcart Prize), "Join the Chorus," "Block by Block," "Imagine the Windows," "The Bigger Picture" in The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal

Danielle Mayabb (Class of 2020)

Fiction:

  • "People Are Fragile Things, You Should Know by Now" in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 35

Scott McFadden, Class of 2019

  • Administrative Quality and Outcomes Specialist, Carson Tahoe Regional Health

Brian Rowe (Class of 2018)

Literary agent:

  • Kortney Price, The Corvisiero Agency

Scholarly:

  • "Thornton Wilder, Uncle Charlie, and Homosexuality" in Thornton Wilder in Collaboration
  • "The Gay YA Movement" in Southern Pacific Review

Fiction:

  • "Return to Pride" in Chelsea Station Magazine
  • "The Witches on Floor Fifteen" in Agnes and True Literary Magazine
  • "Creature Story" in The Deep Dark Woods Anthology
  • "Final Shot" in Tincture Journal
  • "Larry's Last Day" in Fox Cry Review

Poetry:

  • "Hands" in Rogue Poetry
  • "Sally" in Strong Verse Magazine

Nonfiction:

  • "A Window to Dreams" in New Mexico Review

G.J. Sanford, Class of 2019

Poetry

  • "What I Don’t Know (About My Mother)," Ninth Letter
  • "Girl Ghazal," "Ode to Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Rolls," and "(a trans woman’s) terms & conditions (for hooking up with cis/het men)," Crab Fat Magazine
  • "O. unilateralis," Frontier Poetry
  • "A Fire in Douglas," december magazine
  • "Kink Shaming," "Every Tree a Boy," "Consider the Strawberry," Lady/Liberty/Lit
  • "Dream Job," "Preface to a Biological Transition," The Meadow
  • "Bloodwork," "Encounter w Three Bros @ the Pharmacy," Up the Staircase Quarterly
  • "#anxiety," Maudlin House
  • "How to Lose Custody," Potomac Review
  • "Duet," River Styx Magazine
  • "On Bremerton Ferry," "The Perfect Tweet," Rust + Moth
  • "After the Accident," Bird’s Thumb
  • "Grey Matter," After the Pause
  • "Another Fundamental," "Raise," Clover: A Literary Rag

Logan Seidl (Class of 2019)

Poetry:

  • "Anxiety" in After the Pause
  • "Mechanical Marriage" in By&By Poetry
  • "A Day Inside the Amazon.com Warehouse," "Dear Ladyfish," "Remodel," "The First and Last Time I Went to My Mother's Chemo Treatment," "What America is Doing to Baseball, Kids, and Other Stuff" in Constellations
  • "Divorce Origin," "Engagement" in Crab Creek Review
  • "To See Beyond It" in Crack the Spine
  • "Marriage" in Kentucky Review
  • "Before Divorce," "How Was Work Today" in The Meadow
  • "Euphoria" in Pine Hills Review
  • "When I Street Raced on Summer Nights" in Roanoke Review
  • "Ball-in-Hand" in San Pedro River Review
  • "Last Night at My In-Laws," "The Night Sadie Met Slash from Row 12 Seat 5" in The Vehicle
  • "Obituary" in Vinyl

Olivia Soule (Class of 2018)

Poetry:

  • "Thursday Routine," Poetry Explosion Newsletter
  • "Shopping at the Chanel Counter at Macy’s," Loch Raven Review
  • "It Came," "Road Trip," "Ignore the Stars," and "Accrete" (nominated for the Pushcart Prize) in Haight Ashbury Literary Journal
  • "My body is sealed shut, like an envelope," in Poetry Explosion Newsletter
  • "New Stoicism," "Balcony Storms," and "Pink Bougainvillea," in The Storyteller
  • "Reflections on a Vague Obituary," and "Akin," in Pudding Magazine
  • "Blind Spot," in Vox Poetica

Max Stone, Class of 2023

Poetry

  • "Float," Brushfire Literature and Arts Journal
  • "Milk," Brushfire Literature and Arts Journal

Laura Valenza, Class of 2020

Fiction

  • "South to Deal" (Forthcoming), Cream City Review
  • "Invited to Ugly" (Forthcoming), Whiskey Island
  • "This Is Not an Avocado," Thin Air Magazine
  • "Mud Sirens," Lady/Liberty/Lit
  • "Between Two Rivers," Visual Verse

Nonfiction

  • "Defining an era: In an exhibition of vintage Italian photographs, it's easy to find kindred spirits," Double Scoop

Michelle Aucoin Wait (Class of 2020)

Poetry:

  • "Rougaroux" and "Cornflower Blue," Porkbelly Press’s Love Me, Love My Belly zine
  • "Calliope, Clio, Melpomene, Urania, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Erato, & Thalia In That Order," Nevada Humanities Heart to Heart
  • "This is My Feminist Manifesto," The Meadow
  • "International Space Station or Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me," Headline Poetry & Press
  • "This is Not an Aesop for Children," and "Over-sharing" The Vitni Review
  • "Voodoo Queen Kletic," Nevada Humanities Double Down Blog
  • "Elegy for My Uterus," The Hunger
  • "Spoiler Alert," featured by Mississippi State University’s Library in their Poetry Month 2020 exhibition
  • "Medusa Rewritten," The Meadow
  • "Lilith," and "Objects in Mirrors Are Closer Than They Appear," Landlocked
  • "The Day My Husband Came Home from War the Sky Split Open," Lady/Liberty/Lit
  • "Playlist on Repeat," Maudlin House
  • "This Was Sunday" in The Meadow
  • "Gas Station Fuck Boy," "No Fetish Here" in Lady/Liberty/Lit
  • "This is My Story to Tell" in Tiferet

Manuela Williams, Class of 2022

Chapbook

  • Witch, dancing girl press

Poetry

  • "A Conversation (With Birds)," "Body Work," and "Dream Work," Queen Mob's Teahouse
  • "Conquistador," Angel City Review