September Good News Roundup

Shopping by Andreas Englund (Vol. XII)

Steven Ramirez (Vol. VII) was recently featured in Puerto del Sol 48.1. Find this journal, and his story, “Before the Bullet,” here.

Eson Kim (Vol. VIII) is giving a reading at the Madison Public Library in Madison, NJ on Oct. 24th at 7:30 p.m. as part of the New Jersey Council of the Arts Literary Reading series (which will feature literary fellows every Thursday in the month of October).

Karol Nielsen (Vol. VIII) was short listed for the 2012 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing for her memoir, Black Elephants, by the Stanford University Libraries. It was also selected as a November/December 2011 New and Noteworthy Book by Poets & Writers. The first two chapters appeared in Lumina VIII in 2009. The excerpt was honored as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2010.

Jean Kim (Vol. X) has been awarded the 2013 Esther B. Kahn scholarship, a grant to study with Ann Hood at 24PearlStreet, a program of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Jean was the winner of the Vol. X Nonfiction contest, judged by Vivian Gornick.

Alex Behr (Vol. X) is going to be a 2013-14 Writers in the School instructor at a Portland, OR, high school — a program sponsored through Portland’s Literary Arts.

Alec Hershman (Vol. XI) has received awards this year from Ananda College, The Institute for Sustainable Living, Art, and Natural Design, and The St. Louis Regional Arts Commission. His chapbook The Egg Goes Under was a finalist for the DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest and some of his new poems appear in Colorado Review, Vinyl Poetry, Cream City Review, The Laurel Review, The Pinch, Cerise Press, and Fifth Wednesday Journal.

Andreas Englund (Vol. XII) will have a vernissage in Stockholm, Sweden.

Marin Sardy (Vol. XII) will have her essay “Disintegration, Loops” appear in the Fall 2013 issue of Post Road literary journal.