In November 2017, Associate Professor Paul Feigenbaum became co-editor of the Community Literacy Journal, a peer-reviewed journal in Writing Studies. Dr. Veronica House, founder of the Conference on Community Writing, will co-edit. The Community Literacy Journal publishes scholarship, work by literacy practitioners, and collaborations between academics and community members. The journal is housed at FIU through the generous support of the English Department and the Writing and Rhetoric Program.
Open to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students only. Submissions will be accepted in three genres: poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Deadline for submission is Friday 9 February at 4pm. Send manuscripts to Literary Awards, Creative Writing Program, Biscayne Bay Campus, AC1-335, North Miami, FL, 33181. You may also hand deliver. They must arrive by the deadline. No late submissions will be accepted.
The Richard Blanco Fellowship in Creative Writing was established in honor of alum Richard Blanco, upon the celebration of the 25th anniversary of FIU's Creative Writing Program.
Two time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Men’s Mystery Novel, Plakcy has written a new M/M romance novel, “Love on the Boil”: “What if the one who got away came back--and you had to work together to achieve your dreams?"
Poet and Philip and Patricia Frost Professor of Creative Writing, Campbell McGrath, is a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Finalist.
FIU STUDENT LITERARY AWARDS is accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. You must be enrolled in Fall AND Spring semesters to qualify. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 24th at 4pm.
MFA Candidate in Creative Nonfiction, Jan Becker, releases her first book.
JJ Colagrande launches three titles under his new micro-press, Jitney Books. Among them, his latest novel, Reduce Heat Continue to Boil.
Faculty & Alums from FIU's English and Creative Writing at the 2016 Miami Book Fair International.