This year’s Innovative Short Fiction Contest judge, Manuel Gonzales, will teach at the newly established University of Kentucky MFA Program. Other MFA Program faculty at the University of Kentucky include DaMaris Hill, Julia Johnson, Gurney Norman, Erik Reece, Frank X. Walker, Andrew Ewell, and Hannah Pittard.
Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories, and he recently received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award for his collection.
Congratulations on the new teaching job, Manuel!
During AWP, Stefanie Torres will represent Beecher’s on a panel organized by The Conium Review. And you can find Beecher’s elsewhere during the conference.
Stop by booth V13 to say “hi” to Beecher’s editors.
Be sure to stop by the University of Kansas & Beecher’s Reading March 1st, from 9:00am to 10:15am on the Robert Muroff Bookfair Stage, Washington State Convention Center, Level 4. Readers include Katie Savage, Kelly Barth, Anne Royston, and Mary Stone Dockery.
The Conium Review‘s Managing Editor, James R. Gapinski, will be on a panel at this year’s AWP conference in Seattle, WA.
“Let’s Avoid a Quick Death, Please: Starting and Sustaining a New Literary Publication”
Room 301, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
3:00pm to 4:15pm
This panel explores the process of starting and sustaining a new literary publication. Countless small presses and journals launch every year only to die after a couple issues. Let’s talk with some people who avoided that fate. This panel will discuss how to choose the right publishing medium, secure funding, attract readers, and deal with unexpected hurdles.
The panelists include Matt Muth (representing Pacifica), Stefanie Torres (representing Beecher’s), Joshua S. Raab (representing theNewerYork) and James R. Gapinski (representing The Conium Review).
Chelsea Werner-Jatzke moderates.
Charles Rafferty (contributor to our Fall 2013 issue) recently published a collection of short stories with Fomite Press called Saturday Night at Magellan’s.
Charles Rafferty has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. His tenth collection of poetry, The Unleashable Dog, is forthcoming from Steel Toe Books.
His stories have appeared in publications such as Sonora Review, The Cortland Review, Bound Off, The Fiddleback, Louisiana Literature, and Citron Review. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Oprah Magazine, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Quarterly West, Massachusetts Review, The Literary Review, DoubleTake, and Connecticut Review.
Currently, he directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College.